Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- A Newsday survey of 763 former players found 61 percent found the transition difficult to post-NFL life.
- KWIT-FM in Sioux City, Iowa, reported on how area high school officials are seeking a safer path back from concussions for area athletes.
- The San Jose Mercury News looked at the debate over the two-year playoff ban for the Serra (California) High School football team, which forfeited a playoff consolation game for player-safety reasons.
- The Middletown (New York) Times Record featured a local inventor who thinks he has created a helmet breakthrough with the Cosmic Shock Helmet Pads.
- The Santa Clarita (California) Valley Signal featured a concussion conference at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor