Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama reported that the military is developing concussion-fighting technology with the help of the NFL through the Head Health Challenge.
- The Stockton (California) Record wrote about late quarterback Eddie LeBaron Jr., 85, his military service and his NFL career. LeBaron died in Stockton on Wednesday morning.
- KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas reported that Texas A&M athletics have increased the penalties for student-athletes using performance-enhancing drugs.
- Medical Xpress reported that antioxidant therapy might have promising potential in concussion treatment.
- An editorial in the Spokane Spokesman-Review looked at how safety issues are leading to changes in football.
- A football mom wrote in the Desert News in Salt Lake City that she gained the perspective to let her son play football from ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd.
- HCPLive.com reported on a study in JAMA Neurology that said concussion recovery time is indicated by cerebral blood flow.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor