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State Makes 2nd Attempt At Passing Concussion Bill


TAMPA — Youth sports leagues could be the latest group required to educate parents, players and coaches about head injuries and concussions. Legislators in Florida’s House and Senate could vote this week on bills mandating new training for coaches and

NFL Pushes Concussion Legislation To Protect Prep Players

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The National Football League and former Miami Dolphins star Nat Moore are calling on the Florida Senate to pass legislation that would require high school athletes to have medical clearance before they could return

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Every year an estimated 140,000 high school athletes suffer concussions nationwide and too many of them are returning to play before they have recovered. The Florida Legislature is moving to put tougher restrictions in place to prevent youth

Student athletes suffer the stings of concussions while lawmakers fail to help | Miami New Times

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Natasha Helmick goes up for a header during a Dallas soccer match and gets speared in the left temple by an opponent. The 14-year-old, a talented center midfielder playing in the choice Lake Highlands Girls Classic League, crumples to the

New rules protect student athletes from brain injuries – Miami Herald


High school senior Michael Espinel, a defensive player for Belen Jesuit Preparatory’s football team, has suffered three concussions in two seasons. In November 2009, Belen was practicing for the state championship semi-finals. Michael received a blow to the head during

Playing Doctor: Politicking Medical Professionals Kill Anti-Concussion Bill, Leaving Kids Unprotected | Broward Palm Beach New Times

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Pop quiz. You’re a legislator, and you’ve got a chance to vote on a bill that would protect kids from deadly brain injuries at no additional cost to the state. If passed, the bill would make sure that student athletes

David Goldstein Op Ed -Sports-related brain injuries can be avoided – Miami Herald


March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and I am among the 140,000 high school athletes who suffer a sports-related concussion each year, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Last year, I had a head-to-head collision

Better serve, document victims of brain injuries – Orlando Sun Sentinel


March 25, 2011|By Patrick Gorman | Guest columnist March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, so it was welcome news recently when doctors reported the remarkable progress Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to make after being shot in the head

Legislation aims to curb concussions through education – St. Petersburg Times


TALLAHASSEE — David Goldstein was a freshman on his high school soccer team last year when he was called in to sub during district finals. It was a dream situation, one he couldn’t let go even after colliding head-to-head with

Florida legislation aims to help student athletes suffering concussions – WTSP


Tallahassee, Florida — Every year, an estimated 140,000 high school athletes suffer concussions across the United States. Athletes say, too often, they just dismiss the injury as “getting your bell rung” and they return to play before they’re ready. The