Resolution 18-306

Submitted by the Richmond Academy of Medicine

WHEREAS,                   the literature clearly proves that head injuries, whether mild or severe, can have long term consequences on football players, and

WHEREAS,                   research increasingly shows a correlation between long-term brain disease and the age at which children begin playing tackle football, and

WHEREAS,                   medical professionals should educate the public adequately about the risks of traumatic brain injury to our children which can occur while playing football, therefore be it

RESOLVED,                 that the Medical Society of Virginia support requiring schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia to educate students and parents on the risks of participating in sports, including but not limited to brain injury, spinal cord injury, internal organ injuries, and broken bones.

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