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Idaho Bill Target Concussions

Athletics coaches and officials would be required to remove players from games who show signs of a concussion, according to a measure aimed at boosting protections for young athletes who suffer head injuries. Rep. Erik Simpson of Idaho Falls wants to strengthen laws passed in 2010 in the wake of several severe concussion cases. According to Simpson’s proposal, an athlete could return to play if he or she were cleared by a qualified medical professional. Parents couldn’t make the decision, Simpson said, to eliminate conflicts of interest/Associated Press. More here. (Wikipedia illustration: Acceleration (g-forces) can exert rotational forces in the brain, especially the midbrain and diencephalon)

Question: Anyone out there had a concussion? What's one like?




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