Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Newsday chronicled former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon's recovery from headaches with the help of Long Island doctors.
- MSU News reported that Michigan State has examined its concussion protocol in light of the concussion controversy at the University of Michigan.
- The Los Angeles Daily News reported that high school football players can now buy specialized insurance policies against injury.
- KING-TV in Seattle featured the latest invention from X2 BioSystems, a "concussion patch" that is placed behind the ear that would measure the impact of a hit.
- The Newtown (Conn.) Bee covered a concussion seminar, where many said the city's high school is ahead of the game in terms of awareness.
- Healio reported on a study by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that said 70 percent of children diagnosed with a concussion had at least one vision problem.
- The Boston Globe's Dr. Joseph Lazar wrote that youth football injuries are as common as parents think, especially with proper practice and coaching.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor