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Concussions

Sport and Society for Arete -Denial

Richard Crepeau | Posted 02.14.2017 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It seems that by now most everyone, except Patriot and Falcon fans, should have fully recovered from the Super Bowl. As someone who has seen all fifty...

If Only The Rest Of America Got Concussion Care Like NFL Players

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Dr. Geoffrey Manley, a California neurosurgeon, is no football fan. He isn’t planning to attend a Super Bowl party this Sunday, and he doubts he’l...

Cam Newton, and the Killing of a Mockingbird (Part 2)

Kevin Powell | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Kevin Powell

ON THIS SWELTERING AUGUST NIGHT IN BALTIMORE THERE IS THE MOOD and feel of a regular season game, probably because it is Cam Newton and the Panthers t...

Cam Newton, and the Killing of a Mockingbird (Part 1)

Kevin Powell | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Kevin Powell

"The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question." --JAMES JOYCE, A Portrait of the Artist as a Y...

The Power of Unconditional Love to Heal the Trauma of Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

The team at Sojourner Center is dedicated to the field of domestic violence. We go to work every day now at a campus that includes the Southwest's lar...

The Same Old, Same Old is Not Working for Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

If we want a world free from domestic violence, we must demand new ideas. At Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence research, advocacy, shelt...

Concussions In Youth Sports: Separating Fact From Fiction

Joe DeProspero | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe DeProspero

Football icon Mike Ditka thinks concussions are enough of an epidemic to steer our children toward another, less dangerous sport. “Well, let’s say...

4 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Daughter's Concussion

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 11.14.2016 | Parents
Erris Langer Klapper

This past summer, my teenager was accidentally elbowed in the nose, causing a fracture as well as a concussion. Although she complained for weeks of h...

From Battlefield to Home Front: Protecting our Veterans and Loved Ones from TBIs

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

For all Americans, Veterans Day is a time to honor and thank the men and women who served in the military and dedicated their lives to protecting our ...

Young Football Players' Brains Change After One Season

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Children’s brains undergo noticeable changes after just one season of football, even if they were never diagnosed with a concussi...

Robert Scheer And Petros Papadakis Discuss The Joys And Dangers Of College Football

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.

Donald Trump Mocks 'Softer' NFL Concussion Rules

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.14.2016 | Sports

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump made fun of the rules the NFL has in place to treat football players who suffer concussions during a campaign ra...

Former NHL Players Want You To Pay Attention To Hockey Concussions, Too

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.19.2016 | Sports

WASHINGTON ― The tears began to flow from Temple Greenleaf’s eyes not long after she began describing the pain of watching her husband, former NHL...

21st-Century Sports: How Digital Technology Is Changing the Face Of The Sporting Industry

Sam Cohen | Posted 09.16.2016 | Sports
Sam Cohen

While fan passion alone could almost certainly keep the industry going, leagues and sporting franchises have decided not to rest on their laurels. The last few years have seen the steady introduction of technology into the world of sports.

NFL Launches Investigation Over Battery Of Hits To Cam Newton's Head

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.14.2016 | Sports

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton absorbed multiple hits to the head in the season-opening loss at Denver, and Broncos’ players said in the a...

NFL Concussion Protocol Failed Cam Newton

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.09.2016 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Last night's NFL season opener between Denver and Carolina and the disregard for quarterback Cam Newton's brain health was a stark reminder of how far the NFL has to go in safeguarding players from the ramifications of concussions.

Concussions Are On The Rise In The NFL

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2017 | Healthy Living

The NFL’s 97th season kicks off Thursday night, marking the start of tailgating and Monday night football for fans. But for those who study traumati...

Pro Sports Leagues Are Stepping Up Rule Changes to Prevent Nasty Injuries

Quora | Posted 09.08.2016 | Sports
Quora

What rules keep sports players safe? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people wi...

Ben Utecht, NFL Champ, Writes Book About Concussions And Memory Loss

Amy Zellmer | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

“It took losing my mind to care about my mind.” – Ben Utecht Ben Utecht is best known for his role as Super Bowl champion tight end for the Indi...

Concussion Risks Should be Top of Mind

Deborah Hersman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
Deborah Hersman

We are often reminded that life is not measured by the number of times we fall down, but by the number of times we pick ourselves up. No one, perhaps,...

Eugene Monroe Retires Early Over Concussion Fears

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 07.21.2016 | Sports

Seven-year NFL veteran Eugene Monroe announced his retirement from the league Thursday on The Players’ Tribune. In a blog post, he cited concerns th...

The Risky Side Of Play

Connor Kozlov | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

When I played soccer in high school there were plenty of injuries. Some of the worst injuries were related to concussions that I had while in the game...

Anthony Davis and the Repercussions of a Football Career

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports
Robert Scheer

In this week's Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

Muhammad Ali Suffered For Our Sins

Tom Allon | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Tom Allon

Ali with The Beatles in 1964 If Cassius Clay had excelled as a baseball player instead of as a pro boxer he'd probably have charmed us with h...

Scientists Are Getting Serious About Diagnosing CTE In The Living

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Beginning this summer, the researchers behind a nationwide, seven-year, $16 million study will attempt to leap a hurdle that’s never been cleared be...