Friday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Illinois Senator Dick Durbin has introduced legislation that would nationalize procedures on treatment of concussions in youth athletics.
- USA Today High School Sports reported on a how the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association has outlined new practice regulations to go in effect this fall, talking to the organization's Richard McWhirter.
- The Wall Street Journal looked at how the NCAA is attempting to track athletes' head injuries through recovery.
- The Northwest Herald of suburban Chicago called for greater emphasis on athletic trainers at area football games no matter the cost.
- UT-San Diego looked at the development of a blood marker in some concussion tests and how it could be a game-changer in recovery of concussion victims.
- The Vacaville (California) Reporter reported that all Vacaville Unified School District athletes will undergo baseline testing beginning this fall as part of a mandatory program.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor