Concussion Management in Hawaii Schools
201605.28
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Concussion Management in Hawaii Schools

Queen Liliuokalani Building, Hawaii Department of Education headquarters in Honolulu All fifty states currently have some form of concussion management policy instituted to protect athletes 18 and below. Hawaii law (HB 2273/SD1 Act 197 of 2012) requires the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (“HHSAA”) to develop a concussion educational…

201605.24
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More Junk Science & Disinformation from the NFL

In a report for the US House of Representatives this week, new evidence came to light that shows the National Football League continuing to fit the name “The League of Denial.” “Democratic Committee staff received evidence to support the allegations that the NFL inappropriately attempted to influence the selection of NIH research applicants funded by…

201605.24
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Reimagining the Future of Sports

As we enter the Golden Age of neuroscience, the public is slowly becoming aware that seemingly minor head injuries can cause serious, long-term damage to the brains of young people playing football and other contact sports. When an athlete strikes his or her head hard enough to cause a concussion, it leaves contusions (bruises) on…

Athletes Have Important Legal Rights
201605.19
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Athletes Have Important Legal Rights

Hawai’i is committed to athlete safety, and so is Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman. The State of Hawai’i passed legislation passed to ensure concussion awareness and management for our athletes, coaches, parents, teachers and administrators. Still, there are inherent risks to playing sports, especially football. Brain injury in football is not incidental—it is built in to…