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Ex-Players Sue NHL Over Concussions

Ten former NHL players are suing the league over its handling of concussions.

The ex-players filed a lawsuit Monday against the NHL, saying the league either did know or should have known that repeated blows to the head can cause brain damage

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MA High Schools Reporting More Head Injuries

Massachusetts high schools reported more than 4,400 concussions and other head injuries suffered by students while playing sports during the last school year.

The injuries were reported to state public health officials by about 3,600 public and private schools

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Parents Worry About Youth Football Head Injuries

Most parents are aware of the connection between football concussions and long-term brain injury, but now a Marist Poll shows a third are less likely to let their kids play because of it.

The poll shows 86% of adults have heard about gridiron brain injury risk and that for one out of five, the risk would be a key factor in deciding whether to allow a child to take the field

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“Concussion Bill” Heard At State House

A 19-year-old woman has testified at the State House in favor of a bill that would require all high school student-athletes have a baseline test before they are allowed to compete.

The test would help doctors diagnose the severity of a concussion

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