Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- USA Today also reported that John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, called the NFL's crackdown on racially charged taunting a 'tremendous victory.'
- Vancouver 24 Hours reported on a survey by Canadian researchers that found almost 20 percent of children surveyed said their parents didn't take their concussion symptoms seriously.
- The Middletown, N.Y., Times-Herald-Record reported that former Army football player Steve Anderson has put his Army career on hold after two years to attempt to make an NFL roster.
- The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel looked at the impact of Indiana's new law that requires high school football coaches to undergo concussion awareness training.
- Newswise announced that post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and spinal cord injuries will be the focus next week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in New Orleans.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor