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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...

Jake Plummer Slams 'Billionaire A*****e' Jerry Jones Over CTE

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.29.2016 | Sports

It’s become increasingly difficult to deny some connection between the game of football and long-term head trauma. With new, damning research sugges...

High-Level Academics + CTE = Success in College and Work

Patte Barth | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Patte Barth

Colonial School District straddles the boundary where suburban Wilmington gives way to Delaware's rural eastern shore. Its one high school, William Penn, serves a racially diverse population, about 40 percent of whom come from low-income families. Penn is a model for getting kids ready for life after graduation.

Scientists Are Getting Serious About Diagnosing CTE In The Living

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.02.2016 | 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...

Buffalo Bills GM Believes Humans Are Not Supposed To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.24.2016 | Sports

Another damning quote about the sport of football just hit the airwaves -- and this time the words were uttered by one of the NFL’s own. Asked wheth...

BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE When He Died, Doctors Say

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.24.2016 | Sports

Dave Mirra, the legendary athlete who helped popularize BMX in the world of extreme sports, suffered from chronic brain damage when he died in Februar...

'Miracle On Ice' Veteran Wants Congressional Scrutiny On NHL Concussions

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.13.2016 | Sports

Congress will once again turn its attention to concussions Friday morning, when the House Energy & Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the effects o...

Tom Brady Has Some Very Tom Brady-esque Thoughts On CTE

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports

Asked about the rising level of concern over the kind of head trauma inherent to the sport of football, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pre...

John McCain Urges NFL To Do More To Address Brain Trauma

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

Sen. John McCain is calling on the National Football League to do more to address the threat of concussions and repeated head trauma. The Arizona Repu...

Professional Athletes Call for Action on Medical Cannabis

Alex Thiersch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports
Alex Thiersch

Professional sports put an enormous strain on the human body. More and more retired athletes have spoken out about how the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis can ease a lot of the pain that players routinely face.

NFL Vet Has The Perfect Response To Colts Owner's CTE-Aspirin Analogy

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports

Frequent trips to the pharmacy makes you a medical expert on CTE? A photo posted by DeAndre Levy (@dre_levy) on Mar 28, 2016 at 1:37pm PDT Days...

Here Are The NHL Emails About The Concussion Issue It Has Publicly Denied

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.29.2016 | Sports

Time after time, the NHL has been asked about and proceeded to deny the link between on-ice fighting, concussions and long-term health consequences. I...

30-Year-Old NFL Player Cites Concussion Fears In Retirement Note

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.28.2016 | Sports

After 7 years in the NFL, I am retiring. I would like to thank the Minnesota Vikings for giving me an opportunity to make the team after going undraf...

NFL Used Deeply Flawed Data To Deny Link To Concussions

NYT | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Sports

The National Football League was on the clock....

NFL Finally Admits There's A Link Between Football Injuries And CTE

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports

A top health official with the National Football League has finally acknowledged a link exists between football-related head trauma and degenerative b...

Brandi Chastain’s Decision To Donate Brain Is A Win For Women Athletes

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.03.2016 | Sports

Soccer legend Brandi Chastain has pledged to donate her brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy research. The 47-year-old, best known for her 1999...

Traumatic Brain Injury Links Football Players to King Henry VIII

Michelle Taylor | Posted 02.19.2016 | Sports
Michelle Taylor

A new study suggests that traumatic brain injury could explain the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches and insomnia Henry VIII dealt with prior to his death in 1547.

'Academy' Award for Best Health Themed Movie of 2015: The Winner of the Third Annual Award Is... Concussion With Will Smith

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In an outstanding performance by Will Smith who portrays pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, the actor shows the difficult fight the real physician Dr. Omalu faced in taking on the National Football League and even his own medical colleagues.

Mike Golic's 'Right Way' for Youth Football is Scary

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

About a year ago in a column, I called out ESPN radio host Mike Golic for his on-air suggestions that football is as safe as it's ever been and for his unwavering support of "Heads Up." Sunday morning, I called him out again.

What Donald Trump and Football Can Teach Us About "Chained" Women

Avraham Bronstein | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Avraham Bronstein

SCRANTON, Pa. (JTA) -- Following eight years of struggle, an Israeli mother named Adina Porat finally received a Jewish writ of divorce, or get, earli...

NFL Insists Football Is Safe Even As List Of Players With CTE Grows

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports

The Super Bowl is a beloved American tradition, with a heavy cash flow that leads back to the National Football League -- ad spots this year went for ...

The NFL's Brain Damage

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Robert Scheer

As a recently suffering Oakland Raiders fan, I greeted the death of Kenny "The Snake" Stabler with a cocktail of fond memories. But it's a cocktail laced with the bitter news that Stabler, like so many of his peers, had suffered for years from the effects of concussions.

Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

More Americans than ever before say they would not let their sons play football. Yet football remains our favorite spectator sport (it's not even close) and there is nothing to indicate that's about to change.

Roger Goodell: I Would 'Encourage' My Son To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

"I would certainly encourage him to [play football]." - Goodell on if he'd let his son play football— Good Morning America (...

NFL Quarterback Had Stage 4 CTE When He Died, Family Says

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Sports

Former NFL quarterback Earl Morrall had stage 4 CTE when he died at 79 in 2014, his family told The New York Times. Just after Morrall died, his famil...