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Janessa Graves
Head blows in contact sports not child’s play


By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle.

Keeping a close eye on the change is Janessa Graves, assistant professor at Washington State University’s College of Nursing and a pediatric injury researcher.

“Knowing that young athletes’ developing brains make them more susceptible to concussion injuries, it only makes sense that we … » More …

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at WSU College of Nursing. It’s been a great year! We hosted our 19th annual Cleveland Visiting Scholar lecture in honor of Dean Emerita Thelma Cleveland; secured more than $6 million in research funding; awarded $345,000 in scholarships to nearly 200 students; and graduated more than 400 students. Please click the video below to see more of our 2016 highlights.




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