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Suffering A Concussion Could Triple The Risk Of Suicide

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 02.09.2016 | Sports

Adults who suffer concussions are at a heightened risk of dying by suicide, a study released Monday by researchers at the University of Toronto has f...

Taking Concussions Head-On: Part II

Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D.

Previously, I discussed the serious issue of concussions in sports - at all levels - and some of the efforts being pursued to combat it. Much is being done, but one simple and effective path bears further exploration.

My Struggle With Football: My Fun Connection With My Son

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Krishna Pendyala

We have once again begun to watch football together, but with much greater empathy for the players. He no longer cheers for big hits and he is actually concerned for the affected players' well-being. He looks the very next day to see if the perpetrator got fined and shares it with me.

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.

Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports Concussions

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

As Super Bowl week draws more attention to brain injuries in professional sports, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced legislation Thur...

Beyond the Field: Dealing With Ambiguous Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

As I drove home alone from the movie Concussion, tears overwhelmed me. This blockbuster film unveils the research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. The movie vividly depicts famous football players whose minds become their worst enemy.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Thinks O.J. Simpson May Have CTE

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Sports

After spending weeks portraying one of the most notorious football players of all time, Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. says he believes ...

NFL Players in Denial on Brain Trauma; Parents Can't Afford to Be

Ken Reed | Posted 02.02.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

An adult choosing to play football in the NFL for a nice salary is a completely different situation than adults allowing children with developing brains to play.

O.J. Simpson Likely Suffers From Brain Disease CTE, Says Bennet Omalu

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Sports

In leading expert Dr. Bennet Omalu’s mind, there is little doubt that disgraced football star O.J. Simpson is suffering from chronic traumatic ...

Taking Concussions Head-On: Part I

Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D.

Whether the focus is on prevention, diagnosis or treatment, there are opportunities throughout the innovation ecosystem to get involved to resolve this issue and protect this generation of athletes.

Former Super Bowl Champion Diagnosed With CTE

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalo...

NFL Health Officials Confronted NIH About Researcher Selection

ESPN | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.21.2016 | Sports

Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University re...

Take the Yoga Challenge and Heal Your Body, Brain, and Spirit

Amy Zellmer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

I urge anyone with a TBI or other injury to try to incorporate yoga into your daily routine. If you think, "I'm not flexible, I can't do yoga," you are absolutely wrong! If I can do this, I know you can too.

It's Not 'Just' a Concussion

Amy Zellmer | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

In the movie "Concussion," we start to garner an understanding that concussions are much more serious than originally thought. We get a glimpse inside the severity of repetitive head trauma, and how it can hide invisibly inside our brains, while wreaking havoc on our lives.

Concussion Film Reveals Dire Need to Learn More About Traumatic Brain Injuries and Treatments

Alex Lyman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

willing to go to win. Its implications shocked me to my core. It is time to take a stand against reckless accidents that could mentally cripple a person for the rest of his or her life. It's time to provide treatments so that a concussion isn't a lifelong sentence. What are we going to do about it?

Indoctrinating Our Children - Youth Sports and Concussions

Jen Cohen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
Jen Cohen

I believe a cultural overhaul is needed in youth sports.

Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Look Incredible At The Golden Globes

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment

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Disqualified After Concussions, College Football Players Recruited Once More

STAT | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.08.2016 | Sports

The play that would be A.J. Long’s last at Syracuse University ended with the sophomore crouched on the field, wracked with pain and ...

25-Year-Old Former College Football Player Diagnosed With CTE

Reuters | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Sports

A 25-year-old former college football player who sustained repeated hits to the head showed signs of brain damage after his death that may offer fres...

Things Not Seen

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Frederick Davie

On any given Sunday 20 million Americans will watch Sunday Night Football; currently the no. 1 rated show on television. In February 2016, over 100 million viewers will watch Super Bowl 50. As a lifelong fan, I have tuned in often.

Practicing Without Helmets Could Make Football Safer For Players

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - For college football players, practicing without helmets and shoulder pads may help reduce the number of head impacts in later pra...

Concussions: Could Women Have Increased Risk?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 12.28.2015 | Sports
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Many sports fans don't realize, or recognize, that direct head trauma is not the only cause of concussions in athletes. Head-neck acceleration may cause the brain to impact against the cranium without head trauma.

Sports Culture Must Change to Reduce Head Injuries

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 12.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Based on our research, we know that prevention is possible. We've made youth sports concussion one of our focus areas, but we can't solve this issue alone. All of us play a role in creating a culture of concussion safety. Here's how we can prevent sports-related head injuries.

Concussions and Kids Revisited

Vicki Cobb | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

On Christmas day, the film Concussion opens starring Will Smith, as forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu. Smith was understandably conflicted abou...

Shaquille O'Neal Tries To Excuse Odell Beckham Jr. After Hit

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports

This is so damn dirty. So disappointing from Odell.— Daniel (@benchwarmerdan) December 20, 2015 After his dan...