Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- HoustonTexans.com covered Brian Cushing's involvement in the team's "Stars in the Classroom" program.
- Jonathan Vilma's celebrity waiter program at Morton's in New Orleans was a success, NewOrleansSaints.com reported.
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical center released a study that said it found lower concussion rates in high school football played at higher altitudes.
- The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that the University of Northern Iowa faculty senate questioned the schools' concussion protocol for football.
- The Minnesota Daily student newspaper called for the NCAA to have a more comprehensive concussion policy.
- The Dallas Morning News' series on high school athletes and insurance looked at whether or not some football players are covered on the field.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor