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If Football Is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.06.2016 | 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...

The Liturgy of Football

Carole Ganim | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Carole Ganim

Ian Crouch, on NewYorker.com 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 ...

Play Ball, Play Smart

Merril Hoge | Posted 01.15.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 01.03.2016 | 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 to th...

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

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.31.2015 | Sports

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

Are We Still Discussing the Future of Football?

Marian Salzman | Posted 12.29.2015 | 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

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Movie Review: Concussion... Fumbles

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.23.2015 | 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 12.21.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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 sl...

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2015 | 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 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.