Monday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- WTKR-TV reported that Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded a $62 million federal grant to oversee a national research consortium of universities, hospitals and clinics that will study what happens to service members and veterans who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions.
- The Lansing State Journal reported that high school football participation has fallen off in its area.
- The St. Paul Pioneer Press looked at how area youth football coaches are implementing the Heads Up Football program.
- Steroid testing is being pushed by the Florida high school governing body, according to the Gainesville Sun.
- Jenni Carlson of the Daily Oklahoman wrote about how concussion testing has become a priority in Newcastle, Okla.
- The Altoona (Pa.) Mirror profiled an area athlete who has become an advocate for concussion awareness.
- LSU might have lost starting left guard Josh Williford to a second concussion, according to LOHUD.com.