A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law aimed at protecting the state's youth from concussion-related injuries.
Former NFL players trying to sue the league over concussion-linked injuries have argued in court that the NFL "glorified" violence and profited from damaging hits to the head.
The law that cleared the state legislature Tuesday regulates how coaches, athletes and healthcare professionals manage concussions.
Newly approved legislation would require that young athletes in Georgia who show the symptoms of a concussion be pulled from games and reviewed by medical professionals.
The Georgia Concussion Coalition is working with state legislators on a bill that would regulate how coaches and athletes manage head injuries.
One of those programs is called ImPACT. The athlete goes through a series of six tests including word memory, visual memory, and reaction time.
Katelyn Heck uses dyed eggs to explain why researchers say it doesn't take a big blow to cause a concussion.
A concussion can affect more than just an athlete's performance on the field. Some of the effects can last long after the season ends.
A Macon football coach says education keeps his players safe from concussions more than any other protective gear.