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Head Trauma

The Tragedy of JonBenet

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The day after Christmas will mark the 20th anniversary of a Colorado six-year-old's death, due to head trauma and asphyxiation by strangulation. I'm referring, of course, to JonBenet Ramsey.

'Quit Using Your Brain Injury As An Excuse'

Amy Zellmer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Amy Zellmer

“Quit using your brain injury as an excuse!” I was caught completely off guard by this statement a few weeks ago, said by someone I have known man...

Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Amy Zellmer

“You look great! You must be fully recovered!” “You look great! You must be feeling good!” I have come to loathe these phrases. I know they ar...

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

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

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

'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 02.17.2017 | Home
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.

Mom Links Her Athlete Son's Death To This Football-Related Brain Disease

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.30.2015 | Home

Paul Bright died at 24 last year in a motorcycle accident, but his mother, Kimberly Archie, believes there's more to the story than meets the eye. Br...

Which Is Worse For Your Health: Alcohol Or Football?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The film "Concussion" hit theaters on Christmas and renewed the ongoing conversation about football-related head injuries. HuffPost Live spoke with a ...

San Francisco 49ers Rookie Retires Over Concussion Concerns

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Home

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...

Does Football Have a Future?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Home
Marian Salzman

The Super Bowl is coming soon to big screens everywhere. I'll still watch the big game (being in advertising and marketing for three decades, I have to at least see the ads), but my mind is more and more on the minds of the players.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Re-Entry and Disorientation

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home
Richard Crepeau

I have been out of the country for less than three weeks and it is mid-summer when not much happens of note. The first thing I confronted on returning was a total reorganization of the local supermarket. Under the influence of jet lag I found this quite disorienting. As it turned out, this was only one of many changes that faced me.

Bellator 120 to Determine Value of MMA Promotion

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Home
Dan Shapiro

By now, every major MMA media outlet has run the story about Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez pulling out of his upcoming trilogy fight with Michael Chandler after suffering a concussion during training.

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

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

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Home
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

Heading In Soccer Raises Concerns Of Brain Injury, Study Finds

Posted 06.18.2013 | Home

Frequent "heading" -- where a soccer player bounces a ball traveling at high speeds off of his or her head --may be a staple move in the sport, but it...

Study Suggests Death More Likely For Patients Admitted On Weekends

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home

A new Johns Hopkins study has found that patients injured and hospitalized on the weekend are more likely to to die than patients admitted on a weekda...

'Alive Again': A Case Of Reversible Memory Loss

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a rare but reversible cause of memory loss caused by abnormal levels of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain.

Woman Battles Fear After Attacker Released Early

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pat LaMarche

Miranda believed that Brutus loved her right up until the day that he nearly beat her to death.

Con Games: Football Playing Head Games

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Conniff

Football on the pro and the collegiate level is on the brink of a catastrophe that you can see coming a mile away: somebody is going to die. Don't you think it might help if helmets wouldn't fall off?