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Head Injuries

Why This White Man Loved And Now Grieves For Mohammad Ali

George Peknik | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
George Peknik

"Mohammad Ali taught us life is best when we build bridges between people, not walls." --Billy Crystal So I am a white male who grew up in a Chicago ...

Biker Injuries And Deaths Soar After State Repeals Helmet Law

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.09.2016 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Kennedy In the three years after Michigan repealed a mandatory motorcycle helmet law, deaths and head injuries among bikers rose sharply, ...

The Impact Football Has on the Brain

Tom Ayling | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Ayling

Listen, I love football. I grew up playing and watching the game. I've given big hits and received big hits. I can count on one hand how many times I missed watching football Sunday. But this isn't about me, or the traditions in my life. This is about the truth. And sometimes the truth hurts.

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...

Sports Culture Must Change to Reduce Head Injuries

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 12.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Based on our research, we know that prevention is possible. We've made youth sports concussion one of our focus areas, but we can't solve this issue alone. All of us play a role in creating a culture of concussion safety. Here's how we can prevent sports-related head injuries.

Pete Rose’s Thoughts On Head Injuries Are Irresponsible And Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

So, Pete Rose thinks playoff games are more important than head injuries. That was basically what Rose said on Thursday when he criticized Blue Jays' ...

Russell Wilson Doubles Down On Claims That His Water Prevents Concussions

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is standing by his belief that Recovery Water, a water brand he's an investor in, will prevent football pl...

NFL in L.A.? We Don't Need the Headaches

Michael Messner | Posted 04.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Michael Messner

As another Super Bowl comes and goes, this time amidst a clamor over deflated footballs, I have to say I am happy to be living and working in a major metropolitan area that is still, for the moment, an NFL-Free Zone.

From Trauma to Drama: A Perspective on Head Injuries in Football

Philip Hunt | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
Philip Hunt

The game of football is being highly scrutinized and rightfully so. Wait, what? Yes, I think that there should be a national conversation about football and all other activities that could lead to concussions or other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

There Is No Neat Solution to Head Injuries in Sports

Victoria M. Chun | Posted 01.24.2015 | Sports
Victoria M. Chun

From my playing days when nothing short of requiring medical assistance was considered a concussion, to today when a seemingly mild knock to the head is and should be treated with an abundance of care, I have experienced different perspectives.

Sport and Society for Arete-Acceptable Violence

Richard Crepeau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

There are times when marginally related events converge and raise questions about issues related to sport. Such a convergence occurred in my corner of...

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...

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.

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.

The Fate of the Helmet: When a Brain Injury Lasts a Lifetime

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Citibike represents, in theory, a wonderful effort and one that will bring efficient means of exercise and transport to many New Yorkers. What's a shame, though, is that the bicycles come without helmets.

A Serious Bump On The Head Turned This Mother Of Two Into A Best-selling Author

Posted 04.10.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Concussions: Is Your Child Safe Playing Youth Athletics?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.

NFL Head Injuries: Creating Recovery With Lessons From the Battlefield

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Besides a post-game recovery regimen of icing, stretching, and cortisone shots, it's time football players have access to "brain rehabilitation" as well.

Big Hits, Broken Dreams

Dr. Sanjay Gupta | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

2012-01-25-footballcuncussion.jpgI love the game of football. I went to a Big Ten school, and my wife and I still return to our alma mater for games. But the game can and should be safer.

As Awareness Increases, Solutions Near for Football's Concussion Issue

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stephen Montemayor

What we don't know can hurt us, sometimes fatally. So it is encouraging to see a continued increase in dialogue on concussions in football.

Boise State and Post-Traumatic Field Goal Syndrome

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gordon Marino

Last night, the football fates put an end to the Boise's BCS dreams. And justified or not, it all seemed to fall on the back of one young man with the number 35 on his jersey.

Why Motorcyle And Bicycle Helmets Should Be Mandatory

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We know that bicycle helmets reduce serious traumatic brain injuries by 95 percent, yet fewer than 35 percent of all cyclists wear helmets all of the time.

Football Players as Battering Rams

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

I am constantly disappointed that for all the biomedical and neurological research identifying the dangers to athletes when they charge head first at one another, there has not been a coordinated effort response to remedy. Where is the public outcry?

School of Hard Knocks: The Day Our Daughter Learned an Important Lesson in Assertiveness

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

I was distressed that my daughter was put in the compromised position of not knowing whom to obey: her teacher or her parents.