Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck talked about concussions last month at the Youth Sports Concussions Awareness and Prevention seminar, the Greenwich Post reported.
- The Vancouver Sun focused on the Simon Fraser University football team, which has been experimenting during practices with a patch developed by school researchers that shows the effects and the size of blows to the head.
- The Associated Press profiled Ann McKee, director of neuropathology at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Bedford, Mass., who has been involved in extensive research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
- Dr. Hakeem Shakir and Dr. Elad Levy published an op-ed article in the Buffalo News that called for many youth sports -- including football -- to make changes to protect the heads of youth athletes.
- The Cleveland Plain-Dealer published a staff editorial that called the NFLPA's Trust program, which includes brain health for ex-players, a civilized response to a sometimes savage sport.
- The Albany Times Union published a staff editorial that praised a New York state bill that it said will move the concussion discussion forward in youth sports.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor