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The NFL Has A Quarterback Concussion Problem

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.23.2015 | Sports

The NFL loves to point to the fact that the number of reported concussions are dropping year-to-year, a sign that their well-publicized efforts to ma...

Just How Dangerous Are Sports Concussions, Anyway?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

It's in the headlines every week: Professional athletes are hit too hard, and they wind up with a concussion. But when it comes to your own chil...

Ed Reed Wouldn't Have Wanted To Know He Had CTE While In The NFL

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Sports

CBS' “60 Minutes” aired a segment about the NFL on Sunday, an update on where the league stands more than a decade after Bennet Omalu dis...

U.S. Soccer Bans Headers For Kids Under The Age Of 11

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Responding to a lawsuit demanding changes to the game, the United States Soccer Federation amended its rulebook on Monday, establishing a seri...

Ex-NFL Player Says Weed Helped Him Kick Pills, Suicidal Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.06.2015 | Sports

Former All-Pro offensive lineman Kyle Turley has said he sustained over 100 concussions in his playing days, but it’s the argument ...

Are The Cincinnati Bengals Finally True Contenders?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.05.2015 | Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-0 after a last-minute victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, a win that gave them a commanding lead in the AFC N...

Richard Sherman Explains Another Irony In NFL Player Safety

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.22.2015 | Sports

Never one to keep his opinions to himself, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman effectively accused the NFL of prioritizing revenue over playe...

Former High School Football Player Sues San Diego School District

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

A family is suing a San Diego school district after they alleged a coach would not take their son out of football despite suffering a concussion. They...

This Is The Horrifying Way People Talked About Concussions In 1988

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

Luckily, society in general and the NFL in particular have come to realize in recent years that concussions and head injuries in general sho...

This Silly NFL Gaffe Might Have Been Evidence Of A Concussion

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.13.2015 | Sports

People laughed after Jacksonville Jaguars running back Bernard Piece blocked a player instead of going for the tackle on a punt-return...

Pete Rose’s Thoughts On Head Injuries Are Irresponsible And Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

So, Pete Rose thinks playoff games are more important than head injuries. That was basically what Rose said on Thursday when he critic...

High School Football Deaths Spark New Safety Concerns

GVH Live | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
GVH Live

So far, three high school football players have died from injuries sustained in the field of play, and Hollywood is catching on to player safety at the professional level through the December release of the film, Concussion, starring Will Smith.

Mommas, Don't Let your Babies Grow Up to Play Football

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
R.F. Hemphill

The NFL runs a terribly unsafe workplace by every reasonable definition.

Could Marijuana Help Prevent the Rare Brain Disease Afflicting Football Players?

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports
Derek Rosenfeld

The science is in, Commissioner Goodell. The NFL needs to put science ahead of politics and reform its marijuana policy accordingly. It's painfully obvious.

Yet Another NHL Enforcer Appears To Have Died By Suicide

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Sports

Police have decided to classify the death of former NHL enforcer Todd Ewen over the weekend as a suicide, the St. Louis County Police Department conf...

Concussion at Play: Get Involved to Protect Young Athletes

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Why is the number so high? In the realm of sports, there are many different voices that influence young people--parents, coaches, health care providers, school professionals, teammates, and even spectators.

I've Only Forgiven Twice in My Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I realize how often I've held onto pains that other people inflicted on me for days, weeks, even years. It was partly because I did not know any other way, and partly because I felt justified in my anger. But it was also because forgiveness does not always come as easily as it did in this one instance.

Power vs. Legitimacy: How the NFL and NCAA Have Lost Their Trust

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

The NFL and NCAA have power. Nobody is questioning that. But legitimacy is a question that still needs to be answered. 10, 20, 30 years ago, yes, these two institutions had legitimacy. Things most likely weren't perfect, but there wasn't a public outcry for reform.

Confession of an Ex-Football Fan

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.08.2015 | Sports
Joseph B. Kadane

I came to Pittsburgh in the early seventies, just in time for the Steel Curtain Defense, Chuck Noll, Terry Bradshaw and several marvelous seasons. Fo...

Alzheimer's and the NFL

Allan S. Vann | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Given research indicating a possible link between football head injuries and Alzheimer's, one would think that the NFL would want to promote Alzheimer's Awareness Month each November.

Miss America Contestant Is a Voice for Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Amy Zellmer

I had the pleasure of chatting with Ali Wallace, currently Miss Oregon. Early September she will head to Atlantic City to compete in the Miss America Pageant. Ali is a beautiful, smart, young woman who also happens to have an invisible injury that she struggles with every day -- a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Russell Wilson Doubles Down On Claims That His Water Prevents Concussions

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is standing by his belief that Recovery Water, a water brand he's an investor in, will prevent football p...

Chris Borland and the Courage to Avoid Avoidance Behavior

Ken Reed | Posted 08.26.2015 | 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."

Washington Coach Takes Heat After Robert Griffin III Concussion

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

Robert Griffin III, who recently proclaimed that he's the best quarterback in the NFL, must overcome another obstacle to prove it. The Washington qua...

The Sport of Staying Injury-Free

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

More than 8,000 kids are treated EVERY DAY in ERs for sports and recreational injuries. So, what are the key steps to encourage a child to be active and compete, while also ensuring that they're safe?