Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- WESA-FM, the National Public Radio station in Pittsburgh, looked at the grant awarded to Pitt and UPMC medical researchers last month as part of the NFL and GE Head Health Challenge.
- Resarchers from Sports Technologies LLC talked with NPR's WJCT-FM about its Concussion Detection and Reduction Helmet System, a new helmet design that includes built-in concussion sensors.
- The Star Tribune reported that the Mayo Clinic will open a sports medicine facility in downtown Minneapolis.
- The Associated Press reported Dr. Jeff Kutcher, a Michigan-based neurologist who regularly works with NFL players, will serve as concussion specialist in one of two hockey arenas and the on-hill physician for three events on the slopes during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, beginning Thursday.
- The Anna Arundel school board in Maryland is expected to adopt new policies on concussions, according to the Annapolis Capital-Gazette.
- Forbes reported on last week's C4CT Concussion Summit, which tried to get athletes and scientists to interact.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor