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Football Concussions

NFL Meets NY Times Head On, Disputes Concussion Report With Aggressive Ad-Buy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.25.2016 | Sports

Defense may win Super Bowls, but the National Football League's strategy for media containment is all about going on the offensive. After the New York...

Finding Hope in the Face of Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Webster's dictionary defines hope as "to expect or wish... to be optimistic... to cherish a desire of good... with expectation of obtaining it or beli...

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Blessing and mourning may sound like a strange combination, but I experienced the benefit of God's nearness as I mourned the ambiguous loss of our son...

Ambiguous Loss: Having But Not Having

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.03.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

After my son Zach suffered a major brain injury during a high school football scrimmage, I found the grieving process to be complicated.

Suffering A Concussion Could Triple The Risk Of Suicide

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 02.09.2016 | Sports

Adults who suffer concussions are at a heightened risk of dying by suicide, a study released Monday by researchers at the University of Toronto has fo...

If Football Is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.06.2016 | Sports
The Conversation US

It was saddening to learn of the latest NFL great to have suffered from the illness, but not shocking. Hall of Famers Frank Gifford and Junior Seau are just two of a growing list of former players who developed the disease, as confirmed the only way now possible -- through an autopsy.

Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports Concussions

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

As Super Bowl week draws more attention to brain injuries in professional sports, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced legislation Thurs...

Beyond the Field: Dealing With Ambiguous Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

As I drove home alone from the movie Concussion, tears overwhelmed me. This blockbuster film unveils the research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. The movie vividly depicts famous football players whose minds become their worst enemy.

Troy Aikman: I 'Knock On Wood' Hoping I Stay Healthy After Concussions

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Sports

Troy Aikman captured three Super Bowl titles as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. But the six-time Pro Bowler also suffered at least two signific...

Indoctrinating Our Children - Youth Sports and Concussions

Jen Cohen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
Jen Cohen

I believe a cultural overhaul is needed in youth sports.

A Youth Football Program Says 'No' To Tackling Before High School

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports

Referencing an increased interest in flag football and a growing unease over on-field head injuries, a Massachusetts recreation department announced l...

Practicing Without Helmets Could Make Football Safer For Players

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - For college football players, practicing without helmets and shoulder pads may help reduce the number of head impacts in later prac...

New Film Renews Focus on Football Concussions

Jeb Harrison | Posted 12.15.2015 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

This Christmas, Columbia pictures will release the story of Dr. Bennett Omalu, the forensic pathologist responsible for the discovery of chronic traum...

Just How Dangerous Are Sports Concussions, Anyway?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

It's in the headlines every week: Professional athletes are hit too hard, and they wind up with a concussion. But when it comes to your own child on t...

ICYMI: The Dark Side Of Being A People Person And How Sleep Can Make You More Creative

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. Mental Health Awareness month began on May 1, and we were captivated by the stories of friends...

San Francisco 49ers Rookie Retires Over Concussion Concerns

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Sports

The third 20-something to retire in the past week.

49ers Rookie Chris Borland Quits Over Head Trauma Safety Concerns

ESPN | Posted 03.17.2015 | Training

BERKELEY, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, one of the NFL's top rookies last season, told "Outside the Lines" on Monday that he...

The Super Bowl Overshadowed A Disturbing New Study Of Youth Football

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.05.2015 | Sports

While you were all talking about "deflategate" last week, an important study was quietly published.

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.

Columbia Football Coach Resigns Amid Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Following reports this week that dozens of football players have accused Columbia University football coach Pete Mangurian of mistreating the team, th...

Complex Portrait Of Ohio State Player Emerges After His Death

Sports Illustrated | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kosta Karageorge cut a looming figure on the Ohio State campus with his 6-foot-3, 273-pound frame, penchant for riding his motorcycl...

The Devastating Health Impact Of Concussion May Start Earlier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

For the Ohio State community, Thanksgiving weekend ended in tragedy when 22-year-old football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead of apparent suici...

High School Football Deaths Stir Memories of Ugly Youth Football Moments

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

It was the waning moments of a damp September fourth quarter, and football, as it often does, had brought out the ugly side of one of its fans. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.

This Scientist Has A Surprising Idea For Protecting Football Players

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

You don't have to be a scientist to enjoy watching football, but being one certainly changes your perspective on the game. Just ask Dr. Ainissa Ram...

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...