Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Cleveland Browns' official website featured tight end Gary Barnidge, who enjoys the spirit of giving throughout the year.
- WCAX-TV in Vermont reported that some parents are opting to have their children's pretests for concussions conducted independently rather than through a baseline testing system.
- An Australian study said that concussions have a long-term impact on the brain, according to Virtual Medical Centre.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor