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Obama outlines plans to combat concussions, brain injuries among youth




U.S. President Barack Obama looks at the Concussion cushion football helmet project from Maria Hanes, Santa Cruz, CA,, during the  2014 White House Science Fair at the White House May 27, 2014 in Washington DC. The fair celebrates the winners of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competitions across the country.
U.S. President Barack Obama looks at the Concussion cushion football helmet project from Maria Hanes, Santa Cruz, CA,, during the 2014 White House Science Fair at the White House May 27, 2014 in Washington DC. The fair celebrates the winners of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competitions across the country.
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The Obama Administration is unveiling new policies that it says will combat concussions among youth. The policies outline about $65 million in private funds for research and scientific studies on head injuries, the Administration says.

That's part of a meeting Thursday hosted by President Obama called the “White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit.”

For a look at some of the specifics, Take Two speaks with Dennis Molfese, director of the University of Nebraska's Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. He's also one of the 17 members of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Committee that prepared a 2013 report that formed the basis for many of the recommendations.

Highlights of the proposals: