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Legislative, Technological Advancements to Prevent Concussions

Recent legislation and advancements in helmet technology are striving to protect high school football players against concussions.

A 2013 study showed high school football players are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a concussion as are college players.

Photo: Sherri Abendroth (Flickr)

A 2013 study showed high school football players are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a concussion as are college players.

High school football teams have started summer practices, and this year there are some notable changes in how coaches are approaching concussion prevention.

New legislation mandates that all coaches take concussion-awareness training courses, and more players are buying helmets that are specifically developed to protect the head against concussions. This week on Noon Edition, we will discuss these changes and how they’re designed to protect the players.

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