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Sony, Back In The Crosshairs, Defends 'Concussion'

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports

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

'Concussion' Director Pushes Back Against New York Times Story

AP | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports

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

Here's The Trailer For 'Concussion,' The Movie That's Making The NFL Nervous

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports

Sports Illustrated's Peter King has gotten his hands on an extended trailer for "Concussion" and published it alongside an interview with th...

NFL Hall Of Fame To Allow Junior Seau's Daughter To Speak After All

Fox Sports | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.01.2015 | Sports

The daughter of the late Junior Seau will be able to speak live during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony after all....

Brain Scan May One Day Identify Disease That Can Only Be Diagnosed After Death

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an ...

Think Concussions Just Happen to Kids Playing Contact Sports? Think Again

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D.

Early detection of concussion can be a significant step toward shortening recovery time and preventing complications from a subsequent injury. It's important for parents to understand that concussion risk is not limited to the boundaries of a playing field.

Does Football Have a Future?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Marian Salzman

The Super Bowl is coming soon to big screens everywhere. I'll still watch the big game (being in advertising and marketing for three decades, I have to at least see the ads), but my mind is more and more on the minds of the players.

Can Faith and Football Still Mix?

John Backman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
John Backman

Football isn't the only culprit in this category. The same dynamic takes place in crime shows, action movies, and other media. Most of us have seen the statistics around this.

Bipartisan Support for the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Now is an especially auspicious time to focus attention and resources on issues related to brain injury. The science is advancing quickly, giving those diagnosed with TBI and their families new reason for hope.

Changes I Am Making To Enjoy Life And Redefine Success

Ethel Richards | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ethel Richards

We all learn relatively the same way and that is by repeated exposure and action. In other words, we learn by spending time with the information or the process; and like healing, learning is a process and it takes time.

Sarah Jane's Dad to President Obama: Tackle the Number-One Public Health Crisis

Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A.

Brain injury in youth is the leading public health crisis of our time. Concussions in sports have received the greatest amount of attention by the media; however, brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, child abuse, falls, and gunshots as well as non-traumatic events like strokes, brain tumors, meningitis and seizure disorders.

Concussions Do More Damage To Men Than Women

Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 05/12/2014 10:17 AM EDT on LiveScience When it comes to concussions, men may take longer to recover...

Among Young Athletes, Reported Concussions More Than Double

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Concussion rates among U.S. high school athletes more than doubled from 2005 to 2012, according to a new study. The study, published online in the ...

Think: March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Lyrysa Smith | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lyrysa Smith

The sheer number of people with brain injury and all those who love and care for them should make apparent the need for broad attention and concern. Brain injury impinges on the whole person, not just one's legs or lungs, and its consequences are unpredictable.

Life Lessons From A Concussion

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Flora Ross

Sure, I am aware there are potential dangers lurking in any home. But the scenario that played out in my mom's kitchen was not one I had ever considered. But I gained a new perspective from this experience. A jolt to the brain, both literally and in the best of ways.

What's Missing From the Football Concussion Debate

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

So how do we help our youth take advantage of the benefits of sports while minimizing the risk of concussions? We can direct our energies toward concussion prevention, following safety protocols and continuing to make playing the game safer.

The Problem With Friday Night Tykes

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

The new show, Esquire's Friday Night Tykes, is getting quite a bit of attention. I suppose this was exactly the network's intent but there are very few cells in my body that can stay quiet about this. Reality TV has submerged to profound depths.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Damage From Concussions Could Last Up To Four Months, Study Finds

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews The dangers of getting a concussion while playing sports has dominated the headlines over the past few weeks. First, sever...

Sons of Anarchy's Robin Weigert 'Kills It' in the Indie Film Concussion

Dar Dowling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dar Dowling

Murder and mayhem may be all in a days work for Robin Weigert on Sons of Anarchy. Yet in Concussion, she is absolutely stunning, delivering a killer performance that's gritty, raw, and sexy -- and so damn beautiful that you may just fall a little bit in love with her.

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.

'Culture Of Resistance' Threatens Young Athletes' Health

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks i...

A Lesbian Landmark: Stacie Passon's Concussion

Noah Tsika | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Nearly 20 years after her groundbreaking queer film Go Fish first galvanized audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, Rose Troche has produced the powerfully erotic Concussion, the debut feature of Stacie Passon, who both wrote and directed it.

Movie Review: Concussion

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been fascinated with Robin Weigert since the first time I remember seeing her, as the hard-drinking, foul-mouthed Calamity Jane in David Milch's too-short HBO series, Deadwood.

What's Going On In Your Brain In The 24 Hours After A Concussion

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study gives a glimpse into what exactly is going on in the brain in the first hours after a concussion. Researchers found that in the first 1...