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Football Head Injuries

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

Journey Bailey | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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.

Brain Of Dead Ohio State Player To Be Examined Over Concussion History

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and RUSTY MILLER | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash bin of...

Former High School Quarterback Sues Over Concussion 'Epidemic'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body ...

For NFL Player, Getting 'Knocked Out' Was A Rite Of Passage

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Not all NFL players see head injuries simply as an occupational hazard. At least one, San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis, seemed to v...

Obama To Spotlight Risks Of Head Injuries In Sports

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host a conference highlighting the risks of head injuries to young athletes on Thursday, se...

Would Banning Football Helmets Make The Game Safer?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Football has taken a lot of hits lately as mounting research shows that the concussions some players suffer boosts their risk for dementia and oth...

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.

Is The NFL's Future In Doubt?

William Laney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
William Laney

In the America of today, pro football is king. But what of tomorrow? Is there to be a continuation of this unbridled success? I think not.

Why the NFL Needs to Have Its Head Examined

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

The NFL continues to fund misleading head injury studies on animals that will not get the league closer to identifying the precise causes of brain trauma in football players and how to prevent and treat it.

The True Math on the NFL Concussion Settlement

James Grundvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports
James Grundvig

The NFL got off cheap. They will pay the settlement as an annuity, thus drive down the actual costs, which won't be nearly as much as the total amount settled on paper.

Is Brain Injury Winning?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Adjusting player regulations, however, does not change the fact that the game is inherently dangerous and it is that very danger that makes the game profitable. In 2011, the NFL concussion statistics continued to climb with another 162 head injuries reported last year. That is roughly a 72 percent chance of a concussion or injury occurring in each NFL game.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Nachos, Beer and Bashed Brains

Nina Burleigh | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports
Nina Burleigh

I can't get enough of the quarterback's soaring arc of a pass. But the price paid by brain-injured boys and teens, and by grown men reduced to the possibility of shuffling around with early-onset Alzheimer's, is a pretty bill to pay for couch-potato thrills.

The End Of Football? America's Favorite Sport Marred By Scandal, Brain Injuries

www.salon.com | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

Corroded by scandal and undermined by shocking new science, America's killer sport may be nearing collapse ...

Obama Weighs In On Football Head Injuries

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Count President Barack Obama among the football fans who believe the game may have to tone it down a notch. In an interview with The New Republic, ...

Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Anyone who's seen football, anyone who's been to a football game, and most definitely anyone who's played football understands that it's not so good for your brain. It doesn't take a surgeon to figure that out.

What If We Abolished Football?

David Macaray | Posted 02.09.2013 | Sports
David Macaray

Most people don't realize it but there was a movement afoot early in the 20th century, led by eastern Progressives, to ban the game of football on the grounds that it had become too violent.

The Youth Football Dilemma

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 12.09.2012 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

The positive social impacts of youth football must be weighed against the health consequences of repeated blows to the head.

Junior Seau: Changing The NFL Forever

Barbara Bruno | Posted 07.07.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

This man whom we held in such high regard killed himself quite possibly as a direct result of suffering repeated head trauma while providing us with entertainment. And that makes me very, very uncomfortable. I feel something tight and burning that can only be called guilt.

Is NFL To Blame For Ex-Player's Suicide?

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Thursday, claiming the league di...

Coroner Confirms That High School Football Player Died From Brain Injury

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Sports

HOMER, N.Y. -- Authorities say a 16-year-old high school football player who died after collapsing during a game suffered bleeding on his brain, appar...

High School Football Player Dies After Game Due To Head Injury

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Sports

HOMER, N.Y. -- A high school football player died after he was hit during a varsity game in upstate New York and suffered a head injury, a death that ...

Major Change For Ivy League Football

nytimes.com | KEN BELSON | Posted 09.19.2011 | College

The Ivy League will announce on Wednesday that, in an effort to minimize head injuries among its football players, it will sharply reduce the number o...