Tuesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Looking for a way to help the sport of football with the issue of players leading with their head when tackling, SeattleSeahawks.com reported that coach Pete Carroll made an instructional video that has been embraced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and is being sent to high school and youth programs around the country.
Carroll calls the technique "Seahawks Tackling," which emphasizes tackling at the waist and can be taught without full pads.
- The NCAA announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement in the concussion lawsuit filed by former athletes.
- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced it again has teamed up with the Pittsburgh Steelers on its concussion program.
- WUWM-FM in Milwaukee reported on doctors who are doing hands-on concussion research at the Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine program at Children's Hospital.
- As part of its series on youth sports concussions, the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator wrote that recovery from traumatic head injury can be a slow process.
- The Vancouver (B.C.) Sun wrote about a website that helps parents recognize concussions in children.
- The Beloit (Wis.) Daily News reported that the area youth football leagues are trying to combat concussions by offering free baseline testing for players.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor