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Brain Trauma

ESPN Analyst Blames 'Liberal Media' For 'War On Football'

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.08.2015 | Sports

The New York Times published an editorial on Monday that questioned whether parents should allow kids to play football, given increased awareness abou...

Former NHL Enforcer Says The League Is 'In Denial' On Concussions

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports

More than 15 years after Rudy Poeschek played his 364th and final game in the NHL, and a dozen years since he gave up on the minor leagues and retired...

Why Eight Students' Legal Case is Pivotal to Educational Reform

Paul Caccamo | Posted 09.04.2016 | Education
Paul Caccamo

America has an epidemic of youth violence that must be addressed. If we don't put some of the responsibility on our public schools to tackle the impact of this violence, then we have few alternatives for addressing it at the scope that is required.

Chris Borland and the Courage to Avoid Avoidance Behavior

Ken Reed | Posted 08.26.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The recent headline atop an excellent ESPN article by investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and his brother Mark Fainaru-Wada says retired San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is "the most dangerous man in football."

Suicide and Trauma May Be Woven in DNA for Native Americans

Mary Annette Pember | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Annette Pember

According to researchers, high rates of addiction, suicide, mental illness, sexual violence and other ills among Native peoples might be, at least in part, influenced by historical trauma.

Remembering the Short Life of Adele Biton

Anav Silverman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Home
Anav Silverman

On Monday evening, February 23, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence visit to the parents of Adele Biton, 4, the toddler who was critically injured by a Palestinian rock attack on her family's car two years ago, and passed away last week from respiratory complications from a lung infection.

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

American football is in the midst of a concussion epidemic, and many people are looking for solutions. We figured that one possible place to look for solutions is Mother Nature.

Greater Partnerships With Universities, Other Community Resources Needed to Help Veterans

Rep. Patrick Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rep. Patrick Kennedy

As Americans, we have a duty to provide our nation's heroes with the care and resources they need. Health care reform provides an historic opportunity to find new, collaborative approaches that could better serve them.

Lloris Knocked Out, Stays On, as Scoreless Spurs Go 99' for Hard-earned Point at Goodison Park

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Given the increasing awareness of the long-term effects of sports-related brain trauma, AVB and the Tottenham staff find themselves the subject of widespread criticism after the incident.

America Is in a State of Denial When It Comes to Football

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a nation, we love football and we don't want to deal with the giant elephant in the room: football is a game that's inherently dangerous to the human brain, and there's really not much we can do about it.

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

It's Time for the Doctors to Weigh in on Hockey Fighting

Ken Reed | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

"We in science can dot the line between blows to the head, brain degeneration and all of these other issues. So, in my view, it's time for the leagues to acknowledge this serious issue and take steps to reduce blows to the brain."

Why My Wife and I Pulled Our Daughter Out of Soccer

Ken Reed | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

Sitting around an outside table at a restaurant near our home, we were sharing news our youngest child didn't want to hear: Mom and Dad were not going to let her play soccer anymore.

The NFL's CTE Clock Is Beginning to Tick in Real Time

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

January is always an exciting time for the NFL with the playoffs taking place culminating with the Super Bowl. This year, however, the excitement was tempered as the issue of brain trauma created headlines twice during the month.

How Can You Help Returning Vets, Especially Our Wounded?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

There are many other injured men and women who don't have a visible scar who are no less injured. What can be done for them? How can Americans help?

A Brain Tumor Produced This

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts

Meet Kim Ott-Gray. The grandmother from Michigan found out she had a tumor the size of a golf ball on the left side of her brain. When doctors removed...

The Vow IS Enhanced by Being Based on Truth

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Tatum is sincere and loving as Leo but he is also a sort of clunky actor. For some this just adds to his charm, while for others it is off-setting. He has a boyish charm and you can certainly see why Paige was attracted to Leo.

Used-Up Heroes

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Violence is a toy we play with as a culture, a commodity we sell. And the heroes born of violence, created in adolescent enthusiasm, are subject to the same dehumanization process as our designated enemies.

You'll Never Guess This Artist

Royal Oak Patch | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Gallery U will host a display of the work of Konstantinov, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a crash 14 years ago....

How You Can Help Veterans

Mike Erwin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Mike Erwin

Recent studies underscore the VA's shortage of mental-health programs that are supposed to support an estimated 300,000 post-9/11 Veterans who have psychological wounds, namely, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury Forecasting this reality, I have an answer for any American who asks the question, "How can I help veterans?"

Friday Night Blights

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

As we see more evidence of repeat injuries (including those that go unreported) and lack of regulation for football that's not at collegiate or pro level, let's hope we can begin to protect our young athletes.

Contact Sports And the Adolescent Brain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.