Tackling concussion safety for kids

June 10, 2015
A football helmet's health warning sticker is pictured between a U.S. flag and the number 55, in memory of former student and NFL player Junior Seau, as the Oceanside Pirates high school football team prepares for their Friday night game in Oceanside, California September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A football helmet’s health warning sticker is pictured on a helmet, as the Oceanside Pirates high school football team prepares for their Friday night game in Oceanside, California September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

 

The American Medical Association has handed down new guidelines intended to reduce the impact of concussion injuries incurred during youth sports, including football. The new guidelines “recommend” that children and teens who may have had a concussion do not return to a game until a doctor provides written approval. To reiterate, this is a new suggestion that has not (apparently!) been formally implemented until now.

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