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Football Brain Injuries

Ex-College Football Player Who Died Last Year Had Severe Brain Trauma

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport ...

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

American football is in the midst of a concussion epidemic, and many people are looking for solutions. We figured that one possible place to look for solutions is Mother Nature.

High School Football Player Dies 2 Weeks After Injury

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

TIPTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri high school football player has died after being hospitalized with a brain injury since an October playoff game. Tipt...

Is Football Just Too Dangerous?

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Larry Strauss

Should there even be high school football? Just asking that question is probably an affront to players and their fans at every level. But I'm asking because the question needs to be asked. Because don't we put student safety above all else?

An Ugly Truth -- Football Can Cause Brain Damage

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I have enjoyed 40 years of excitement and recompense in assisting players to live a fulfilling life. But there is an ugly truth surrounding the sport that drastically needs attention -- concussions cause brain damage and future catastrophic consequences.

Focus on Concussion Neglects the Broader Picture of Athletes' Health

Shawn Sorenson | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Shawn Sorenson

Concussion is critically important to understand, prevent, and manage. Continued research, education, and advocacy are essential to that end. But concussion does not single-handedly determine an athlete's health and well-being.