Alabama schools to take required part in treating brain injuries

Does your child or teen play a sport for school? If so, that probably brings you a great deal of joy and pride. But maybe it also leaves you feeling scared sometimes. Especially in the more high-impact sports like football and hockey, cheering for your young athlete is just as common as worrying that they might get injured.

Fortunately, the Alabama school systems will now have your back. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed a bill into law that aims to prevent the long-term and most serious effects of brain injuries. It isn't uncommon for athletes to sustain concussions on the field or the ice, which is why it was so crucial to ensure that proper procedure gets put in place to treat those potentially life-threatening injuries.

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