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Ex-Enforcer's Family To Donate Brain To CTE Research

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.30.2015 | Sports

Just days after former NHL enforcer Todd Ewan passed from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, news broke Sunday that his family has chosen to donate his ...

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...

Ex-NFL Player Laments Not Knowing About CTE Prior To Career

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

Former NFL player and Super Bowl XLV champion Tom Crabtree responded to Frontline’s damning CTE report on Friday by discussing the sport's lack...

Frontline: 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

Frontline | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, a...

Success Without College? Yes, With the Right Academic Preparation

Patte Barth | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Patte Barth

Ask new high school graduates what their plans are and chances are very good they will say college. Once a sign of privilege, going to college is now seen as almost a rite of passage. And little wonder.

Separated at Birth: Football Coach Tom Parr, Football Founder Walter Camp

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

While pro football, in spite of its recent controversies, gained top Nielsen ratings this past season, even President Obama, a fan of the sport, stated that, if he had a son, he would have to think "long and hard" as to whether he would let him play the game. Such caution is not new.

Brain Scan May One Day Identify Disease That Can Only Be Diagnosed After Death

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an ...

That's Edutainment!

George Heymont | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

As someone who was raised in a family of atheists (and whose father taught high school science), I often find myself standing on the sidelines as hordes of true believers abandon all objectivity and embrace a new technology, a cherished sport, or a form of corporate mythology with gusto.

Concussiongate: Who Tanked the NFL's In-helmet Sensor Program?

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Just when you thought it was safe to trust the NFL to handle the issues of concussions and long-term brain damage appropriately, the league reverted to form and proved otherwise.

Guardians of the Gladiators

Heather Risinger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Heather Risinger

I've heard people say we shouldn't let our kids play football at all. I don't think this is the answer. I know my incredibly smart and talented friend Scott Ross didn't think it was the answer, either. We need to work together to find a solution.

Knock to the Head: A High School Football Player's Story of Traumatic Brain Injury

Journey Bailey | Posted 02.07.2015 | Sports
Journey Bailey

Something felt terribly wrong. At first I was just a little woozy. Five minutes later I threw up Taco Del Mar all over the locker room floor, and then had the unfortunate aim of collapsing in it. It was clear that this was unlike any concussion I had received in my past.

The Football Menace

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

It could be the case that the concussive damage NFL players suffer in games and in practices increases the risk that they will engage in domestic violence. Were that proven to a reasonable certainty, the NFL would bear the moral, and perhaps legal, responsibility for creating that menace.

BOMBSHELL: 76 Of 79 Deceased NFL Players Had Brain Disease

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports

A shocking report from PBS Frontline says 76 of 79 deceased NFL players suffered from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy ...

The NFL Settlement -- What's the Deal?

Dwight P. Bostwick | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Dwight P. Bostwick

Just a week before the start of football season, the NFL announced the settlement of the concussion litigation brought by its former players. As a lawyer representing a number of former NFL players, I find myself questioning many aspects of the deal.

Having a Son Has Ruined Football for Me

Scott Benner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Scott Benner

The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that someone thought my son would be a good football player, but the idea of him banging his head into other people terrified me.

Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports
Steph Sherer

The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

It's Time to Find a Way to Protect NFL Players From Themselves

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

"For a doctor to read a computer and tell me how hard I've been hit and to pull me out of a game... that won't sit well with a lot of players."

Thinking and Reading About Football and Head Injuries

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Football is a sport that people are passionate about. Boys still want to play. What's a parent or a coach to do? My suggestion: read Carla Killough McClafferty's brilliant book Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment.

Football Hall Of Famer Diagnosed With CTE

Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion crisis has a new face: Tony Dorsett. The Hall of Fame running back is among three living, former NFL standouts diagnosed with...

Sasha Belenky

Football's Concussion Crisis, Why There Aren't More Women In Science & More Must-Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

1. Football's Concussion Crisis This week, Frontline aired "League of Denial," its highly anticipated investigation into the connection between...

The NFL Now Thinks It's Bulletproof

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

They're still drinking champagne over at NFL headquarters right now. There's a behind the scenes event going on that would make a Presidential inauguration seem like a kid's birthday party. The NFL won -- and won big!

Is the NFL's Settlement of the Concussion Class Action Lawsuit a Victory or Setback for Brain Injury Awareness?

Quora | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

This is by far the largest judgment ever awarded by a pro sports league to its players for long term injuries they may have suffered while playing the sport.

Fixing the School-Business Breakdown

Michael Haberman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Even if educators and business leaders initially speak different languages, we're all saying the same thing: we need better-prepared graduates and employees, with the skills, preparation, and qualities needed to support a thriving economy.

Did Boxing Concussions Cause Changes In Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Should slain Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's brain be looked at specifically with an eye for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, give...

The Next Administration's Focus: Upgrading Career and Technical Education

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 04.24.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With a new mayor to be elected this year, who will take over in 2014, the city stands poised to take a much more aggressive effort to make its CTE programs not merely adequate, but to take a role as the innovation leader in the nation.