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The Balancing Act of Wrestling Legend Rick Martel

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

Belief in fiction becomes fact. At least that's how it commonly plays out in the lives of professional wrestlers. Wrestling is a fantasy version of events and its participants are performers vulnerable to its spellbinding temperament.

Real Men and Traumatized Seahorses: The Legacy of War and Contact Sports

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jeff Ritterman, MD

He can't remember his daughter playing soccer. Sometimes he has trouble finishing his sentences. He is Brett Favre, one of the greatest football quarterbacks of all time.

Parallel Lives: Jimmy Ellis and Muhammad Ali

Terence Smith | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Terence Smith

Jimmy Ellis let his fists do the talking. As a result, Ellis was little-known and barely remembered. But his teenage friend and sparring partner, Muhammad Ali, grew into an icon.

Bounty System -- What Did You Expect?

Chris Carey | Posted 07.07.2012 | Sports
Chris Carey

You know the old saying, "There was a fight and a hockey game broke out!" If we really wanted to eliminate violence in sports, we would do it. Fines, suspension, expulsion would end it.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Brain Blitz: What Happens During A Concussion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

2012-02-13-headinjurycarasanta.jpgOne thing all researchers agree on is that the types of head injuries sustained during football games can cause depression, changes in mood and behavior, memory loss, and even early dementia.