Friday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Bangor (Maine) Daily News detailed a task force that will study the amount of high school football practices that should be allowed in Maine.
- The Newtown (Conn.) Bee reported on how Connecticut's new safety regulations have changed the complexion of the state's high school football playoffs.
- The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that a University of Hawaii medical professor and pediatric cardiologist has for the first time linked chest injuries with a potentially fatal heart condition.
- The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal profiled a retired nuclear physicist who is trying to redesign the football helmet.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor