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Soccer star Taylor Twellman lends his voice to concussion education after injury ends his career

Minor league pitcher hit by comebacker has fractured skull and concussion

Famed QB Terry Bradshaw's memory issues affecting his job as FOX sports analyst

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NHL's Pacioretty suffers severe concussion and neck injury after hit (video)

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Some say lacrosse helmets for women would make the game rougher

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Two-minute sideline concussion test may solve the sideline dilemma

Chicago public/private school concussion ordinance tied to water/sewer fees

NFL may test helmet impacts with accelerometers next season

NFL sees 21% increase in reported concussions over last season

Mayo Clinic Hockey Summit recommendations include ban on all hits to the head at all levels

Army identifies blood protein marker which may help identify brain injuries including concussions

What becomes of athletes who suffer concussions when young?

Tennessee tightens concussion policies for coming school year

Study suggests athletes may need even more time after concussion to fully heal

NJ female teen athlete suffered 15 concussions now struggles daily

Emergency room visits for kids with head injuries increased 43% in the last five years

High school softball adds concussion rule

Study shows most parents unaware of their local school's concussion policies

Six-yr-old sustains concussion attempting flip off diving board

Quebec bans bodychecking in youth hockey and reduces concussions significantly

Neck muscle strength plays a role in concussion prevention

ESPN's  Preston Plevetes' concussion story, former La Salle football player

Zackery Lystedt inspired WA State's concussion law, the Lystedt Law

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Air Force Academy basketball player plaqued by headaches since Nov. concussion, hopes new medication helps

Are headguards the answer for soccer players?  Some athletes and coaches in ME believe so

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Concussion education videos...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Heads Up- Concussion in Youth Sports

Coaches, parents, and athletes. Free. 30 minutes.

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National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS)   Concussion in Sports- What You Need to Know

Coaches, parents, and athletes.  Free, registration required.

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NFHS video


Oregon Center for Applied Science   ACTive: Athletic Training for Coaches

Coaches, parents, and athletes.  Free, includes certification.



ESPN Plevretes video Preston Plevretes has become a spokesman for concussion education after suffering a brain injury during a football game while attending LaSalle University
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Dr. Stanley Herring, co-author of the Lystedt Law, high school athletes and coaches discuss the changes they've seen in athletic programs in WA State, since its implementation in July 2009.
Interview with Dr. Stanley Herring
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Dr. Stanley Herring, Seattle Seahawks team physician and Co-Medical Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Clinic testified at the congressional forum on high school football injuries in Houston,TX. As co-author of WA State's new Lystedt Law, which requires athletes to obtain medical return-to-play authorizations, Dr. Herring offers his views on the changes he's seen in the first 6 months.

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this high school senior suffered a catastrophic injury while playing football. Airlifted to a trauma center, doctors gave him a 4% chance of survival. See his remarkable recovery.
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a soccer player whose symptoms became worse over the course of five days, particularly during practice. Her headaches, loss of concentration/memory lasted a month.

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Premature Clearance Can Be Deadly
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athletes, parents, and coaches discuss premature return-to-play medical authorizations. Many athletes receive these clearances from their family physicians, others directly from the emergency room. For medical professionals only, contact us for details.
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was hit twice in the head during a high school girls' soccer game about 10 minutes apart. She missed 46 days of school and hasn't played in over a year.
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a high school football player who sat on the bench losing his eyesight, hearing, and was unable to articulate what was happening. Hear how difficult it was for his mother to convince coaches, medics, and doctors that something was terribly wrong- until he ended up being transported to the trauma center five days later.
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suffered a concussion on a Friday night, didn't tell anyone, and participated in practice the next day. During a drill he took a big hit and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His coach recalls how 911 operators told him to call back later, while he was trying to keep Jacob conscious.
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a high school football player who's coaches pulled him from the huddle because he wouldn't stop laughing. He never played football again.
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suffered concussions in wrestling and lacrosse. Parents in the stands came to his aid.
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this high school football player did not know when he would start to remember things.
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a high school softball player who thought her major injury was her black eye. That was gone long before her concussion symptoms subsided.

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