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Washington High School District Embraces Concussion Reduction Measures

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is implementing a comprehensive program this fall aimed at reducing and managing concussions among high school athletes in the district. This program has several parts: “Heads Up” concussion training for all football coaches; neurocognitive testing that can help determine if a student-athlete is concussed; and replacing all football helmets that…
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U.S. Army Looks for Ways to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries

A television station in Huntsville, Alabama — WHNT — has reported that the U.S. Army is making good use of a $500,000 grant it received from the National Football League to explore ways to prevent concussions. “This is a problem that does affect the Army, when paratroopers fall, part of their landing procedures are to fall,…
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NFL Names Dr. Elizabeth Nabel First Chief Health and Medical Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel has been named the NFL’s first chief health and medical advisor, it was announced Monday. In this capacity, Dr. Nabel will be the league’s senior medical expert. Dr. Nabel will continue to serve as president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.…
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