Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Associated Press reported that a pilot program for some high schools by the Michigan High School Athletic Association will offer kits for sideline concussion tests at games.
- WBND-TV in South Bend, Indiana, reported on the progress of legislation to expand the state's concussion laws to youth sports as young as 5th grade.
- NFL neuro-consultant Dr. Phillip Steig discussed concussion protocol with Sara Murray of the Wall Street Journal.
- The Alice (Texas) Echo News-Journal looked at how passing a state concussion law is just the first step in preventing high school football head injuries.
- WCCO-TV in Minneapolis reported on how Northwestern Health Sciences University is using massage therapy, chiropractic and strength training to prevent concussions before they happen.
- WJZ-TV in Baltimore talked with Dr. Kevin E. Crutchfield, who is the director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program at LifeBridge Health, about the effects of head injuries in football.
- The San Jose Mercury-News reported how the Positive Coaching Alliance is becoming a growing force in youth sports.
- WISC-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, featured a local inventor who has created the "Concussion Goggles," which helps people understand what a concussion feels like and know the symptoms.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor