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Concussions in Sports

NFL, NIH Tackle Concussion Research

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Institutes of Health, with partial funding by the NFL, has chosen eight projects to receive support in researching conc...

Using The "Power Of The Permit" To Confront The Youth Sports Concussions Crisis

Douglas E. Abrams | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Douglas E. Abrams

One way or the other, unrecognized or improperly treated concussions can leave their young victims less able to learn in school, perform functions of everyday life, and perhaps enjoy adulthood free from chronic pain, cognitive dysfunction, and possible mental deterioration. Children deserve better from the games they play.

'That's Just The Way The Game Is'

AP | By JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — London Fletcher says he gets his bell rung perhaps twice a game. He's played in 240 games in a row, not counting preseason and p...

Is Brain Injury Winning?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Adjusting player regulations, however, does not change the fact that the game is inherently dangerous and it is that very danger that makes the game profitable. In 2011, the NFL concussion statistics continued to climb with another 162 head injuries reported last year. That is roughly a 72 percent chance of a concussion or injury occurring in each NFL game.

LeBron's Injury and Why the Cult of Toughness in Sports Must End

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Dan Treadway

James' injury -- both the shot he made when he briefly returned to the game while still cramping, and his time on the bench during the game's final moments -- became the main topic of conversation among fans and pundits alike. And that's a shame.

New NHL Concussion Rules

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Accidental concussions in the NHL have doubled since last season, and general managers are looking at ways to slow the game. ...

Athletes' Head Injuries Should Be Reviewed For Concussions, Experts Say

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the f...