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Mapping Traumatic Brain Injuries

Ekaterina Dobryakova | Posted 01.17.2017 | Science
Ekaterina Dobryakova

There's been an increasing amount of media attention to the topic of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) -bolstered in part by conversations surrounding th...

4 Lessons I Learned From NASCAR About Concussions

Amy Zellmer | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

I have been following Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery since he sustained a concussion in a June 12 crash at Michigan International Speedway. Dale Jr....

'Quit Using Your Brain Injury As An Excuse'

Amy Zellmer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

“Quit using your brain injury as an excuse!” I was caught completely off guard by this statement a few weeks ago, said by someone I have known man...

Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

“You look great! You must be fully recovered!” “You look great! You must be feeling good!” I have come to loathe these phrases. I know they ar...

How NFL Concussion Fixes Were Delayed By Bennet Omalu's Failure To Ask "Who Cares Most?"

George Bradt | Posted 04.14.2017 | Business
George Bradt

Dr. Bennet Omalu is a heroic scientific leader. However, from a change management perspective, he spent years focused on the wrong people instead of t...

Traumatic Brain Injury Links Football Players to King Henry VIII

Michelle Taylor | Posted 02.19.2017 | Sports
Michelle Taylor

A new study suggests that traumatic brain injury could explain the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches and insomnia Henry VIII dealt with prior to his death in 1547.

'Academy' Award for Best Health Themed Movie of 2015: The Winner of the Third Annual Award Is... Concussion With Will Smith

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2017 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In an outstanding performance by Will Smith who portrays pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, the actor shows the difficult fight the real physician Dr. Omalu faced in taking on the National Football League and even his own medical colleagues.

If Football Is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.06.2017 | Sports
The Conversation US

It was saddening to learn of the latest NFL great to have suffered from the illness, but not shocking. Hall of Famers Frank Gifford and Junior Seau are just two of a growing list of former players who developed the disease, as confirmed the only way now possible -- through an autopsy.

Aunt Viv Says Will Smith Didn't Deserve An Oscar Nomination Anyway

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices

Will Smith was among the high-profile actors of color snubbed in this year's Academy Award nominations, renewing the widespread #OscarsSoWhite hashtag...

The Liturgy of Football

Carole Ganim | Posted 01.28.2017 | Religion
Carole Ganim

Ian Crouch, on of December 31, 2015, makes a convincing point in his discussion of the movie "Concussion." He says "the movie's moral arguments are framed less as matters of medicine than of religious faith.

How Junior Seau’s Daughter Wants You To Remember Her Father

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports

On the afternoon of what would’ve been the Hall of Fame linebacker’s 47th birthday, Junior Seau’s daughter Sydney called for us all to pay tribu...

Play Ball, Play Smart

Merril Hoge | Posted 01.15.2017 | Sports
Merril Hoge

It's been almost four decades since the playing days of Mike Webster and over 20 years since I left professional football. Since then, there have been numerous changes to the game, significant improvements in equipment, dramatic advancements in concussion testing and research, and effective new treatments.

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

Will Smith Is Not Happy About The Fate Of His 'Independence Day' Character

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.04.2017 | Entertainment

WARNING: Spoilers ahead! In case you hadn’t heard, Will Smith’s cigar-smoking, alien-killing alter ego Steven Hiller won’t appear in the sequel ...

Seahawks' Richard Sherman: 'I See A Concussion Movie Every Sunday'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has never been scared to call out the National Football League. He's been outspoken about his teammates' w...

Are We Still Discussing the Future of Football?

Marian Salzman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Marian Salzman

By the time last year's Super Bowl rolled around, it was clear enough that I wasn't the only one predicting an end to the glory days of what is increasingly (and rightly) coming to be seen as a barbaric, violent and dangerous sport.

Which Is Worse For Your Health: Alcohol Or Football?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The film "Concussion" hit theaters on Christmas and renewed the ongoing conversation about football-related head injuries. HuffPost Live spoke with a ...

NFL Players And Team Owners Can See 'Concussion' For Free

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports

Sony Pictures is offering NFL players and team owners free admission to the studio's new film, "Concussion," which tells the story of the doctor who u...

Movie Review: Concussion... Fumbles

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Concussion fumbles when it delves too much into Dr. Omalu's life. This indictment of the NFL becomes a love story which takes the focus off the football players where the real pathos is. Concussion should have revealed more about the tragic lives these esteemed players led and their needless suffering due to sport.

Why I'm Not a Football Apologist or Anti-Football Zealot: I'm a Pro-Safety Realist

Brooke de Lench | Posted 12.21.2016 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

As I await tonight's advance screening in Boston of Sony Pictures' movie, Concussion, which opens nationwide on Christmas Day, the polarized debate over football has once again reached a fever pitch.

The Hypocrisy of NFL Fans

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 12.03.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The Will Smith movie will connect those presently playing of the game with their post-playing repercussions. Adoring fans will have to come to terms with the costs of the sport in terms of the lasting damage to those who play for our enjoyment.

Life With a TBI: 6 Tips for Surviving the Holidays and Overstimulation

Amy Zellmer | Posted 12.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

I have compiled a list of six simple things you can do to make the holidays easier on yourself, or a loved one who is dealing with overstimulation.

Will Smith Credits Cheating Ex For Inspiring His Quest For Superstardom

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment

As a wise woman once said, "The first cut is the deepest." During an installment of Variety's "Actors on Actors" series , Will Smith let slip that the...

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

If you do take a serious fall while cheerleading and suspect you may have a concussion (or any other injury) insist upon seeking medical attention immediately. Don't keep cheering, and don't allow an adult or teammates to tell you to shake it off.

Sony, Back In The Crosshairs, Defends 'Concussion'

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself tr...