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Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • KETV-TV in Omaha, Neb., reported on a new device called the "heads up hit" system, which tells the player when his head drops too low with a beeper inside his helmet.
  • The Dallas Morning News provided an in-depth report on the concussion investigation being conducted jointly by Texas Instruments and the UT-Dallas Medical Center.
  • The Las Vegas Sun looked at what it called the "high stakes" world of youth sports and the extent of parental involvement.
  • The Houston Chronicle reported on a blood-test concussion study for teen athletes by the Baylor College of Medicine that is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NFL.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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