Head Injuries and Sports Legislation Moves Forward

As sports related concussions continue to get more media attention, a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates, already passed by the Senate, is making progress towards being passed. Sen. Ralph S. Northam, D-Norfolk, a neurologist,  introduced the bill (SB652) which outlines polices concerning education, prevention and treatment of concussions suffered by high school athletes. According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) brain injuries are the number one cause of death and disability in people under age 25. Source: