Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. announced former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda will be spokespeople for First and Goal, a national education initiative about heart health and the dangers of living with high cholesterol.
- The Indianapolis Star reported on the NFL hopefuls at a recent Regional Combine in Indianapolis, talking to DirecTV installer and NFL hopeful Marcus Spann.
- The Chicago Daily Herald reported that the Illinois House has passed a bill that would require coaches to take concussion training. It is similar to the bill recently enacted by Indiana.
- Indiana State University looked at how its athletic trainers are trying to raise awareness for their profession through social media.
- The state of New York announced it had honored its athletic trainers as part of National Athletic Trainers in March.
- WCVB-TV in Boston reported on a return-to-classroom protocol run by the SportsSmart at Brockton (Mass.) Hospital.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor