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Concussion Safety Laws in Place In Every State

Forty-nine states have enacted a so-called Zackery Lystedt concussion safety law since May 2009.  Wyoming has enacted a weak concussion safety law, and the high school athletic association in Arkansas has rules that mirror the concussion laws of other states..

Improving Concussion Safety in High School Football: Promising Developments, But A Long Way To Go

It has been a good two weeks for parents looking to make high school football safer, with a number of promising developments. But it is not time to declare victory, and many questions remain to be answered.

The last two full weeks of April 2013 have been a good one for parents looking to make high school football safer, but it is not time to declare victory, and many questions remain to be answered,

Pre-Season Heat Safety Guidelines for High School Sports: States Have Been Slow To Act

Six years after a joint task force of medical groups issued pre-season heat acclimatization guidelines, only 13 state high school athletic associations have moved to adopt them.

Super Bowl in Big D: Once-in-a-Lifetime Treat For Some Local Kids

A freak snowstorm before Super Bowl XLV gave one group of 11-year-old boys the thrill of a lifetime, not to mention a great story, recounts one Dallas mom.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: Texas

On June 20, 2010, Texas governor Rick Perry signed into law H.B. No. 203, the state's youth sports concussion safety law.  Dubbed Natasha's Law after Natasha Helmick, a moving force behind the law, the Texas statute is one of the most detailed and comprehensive of the twenty-three enacted to protect youth athletes since the Zackery Lystedt Law was signed by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire in May 2009.

Defunding of Texas Steroid Testing Program A Chance to Consider Better Ways for Schools To Spend Money on Sports

A recent article in the Boston Globe reported that a controversial steroid testing program of high school athletes in Texas is in danger of being de-funded, as the state House budget has cut the money for the program.  The Senate draft still includes funding for the program.  Florida eliminated a small testing program in 2009.  New Jersey and Illinois also have statewide programs.

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