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Ivy League starts initiative to mitigate risks of head injury
02-11-2011 09:50 PM
The Ivy League is moving to address an increase in head injuries and concussions in contact sports, including football.
In response to concerns about a recent increase in head injuries across sports — including major professional sports leagues, like the NFL — Ivy League representatives are now collaborating to improve concussion prevention, detection and treatment in athletics, according to Director of Health Services Jack Turco.
Although still in its early stages, an initiative launched this month — led by College President Jim Yong Kim and Cornell University President David Skorton — will set an example for athlete safety in college athletics by developing recommendations and policies for safe play at practices and games, according to Turco.
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