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Is a radical new helmet design the answer to preventing concussions in football?

Much has changed about football over the years. Players are bigger, stronger and faster. The game emphasizes more high-speed passing attacks. The protective equipment, and helmets in particular, have not really changed since the 1960s. VICIS, a Seattle-based startup, looks to remake football helmets and possibly the future of the sport. Continue Reading

Teaching kids to recognize the significance of concussions: An interview with Michael Timothy Duerson

A huge percentage of young athletes admit that they do or would hide symptoms of a concussion to stay in a game. We need to change that attitude to protect the long-term brain health of our kids. Michael Timothy Duerson, who heads up the the Dave Duerson Athletic Safety Fund, has terrific insight on this difficult problem. Continue Reading

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