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Nfl Brain Concussion

What You Don't Know About Concussions

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

Hopefully once more light is shed on the subject matter, concussion sufferers will no longer have to experience the shame and isolation that, despite the head injury, I remember so well.

The NFL's CTE Clock Is Beginning to Tick in Real Time

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

January is always an exciting time for the NFL with the playoffs taking place culminating with the Super Bowl. This year, however, the excitement was tempered as the issue of brain trauma created headlines twice during the month.

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.

Brain Trauma Found In Three-Time NFL Champ

AP | By JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Sports

BOSTON -- Lew Carpenter never had any concussions – or at least none that his family knew about back in the 1950s and '60s, when he played for t...

NFL Week 6: Devastating Blows Produce Devastating Outcomes. Players Can NOT Have It Both Ways

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

Players cannot continue to believe that they can enthusiastically destroy each other on the field and then fade away into retirement to enjoy a happy, healthy productive and relatively pain and operation-free life.

3 Greatest Medical Issues facing the NFL & NFLPA

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

Re-negotiating the collective bargaining agreement is a major focus of both the NFL owners and the NFLPA but without healthy players the formula for s...

NFL Week 1: Russian Roulette of Player Safety Continues in Philly

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

If no official action is taken regarding the improper concussion management that was displayed during the Packers vs. Eagles game, oversight from an outside body must be implemented.

NFL Doctors Tell Dan Rather: Kids Risk Permanent Brain Damage From Sports

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dan Rather

The National Institutes of Health has declared that we are in the midst of a "national epidemic" of concussions and other head injuries, especially among the young.

Can Brain Trauma in NFL Players Be Rehabilitated?

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Does playing professional football put players at risk for long-term damage to the brain?

Kudos, NFL Commissioner Goodell ... But Don't Stop There

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

I applaud the Commish and his staff for focusing and acting on concussion safety, but he hasn’t gone nearly far enough.

NFL Concussion Expert Is Biased, Union Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL Players Association wants the league to remove the co-chairman of the league's committee on concussions because the union bel...

NFL Acknowledges Long-Term Concussion Effects

New York Times | ALAN SCHWARZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After weeks of transforming its approach to concussions and its research into their long-term effects among players, the N.F.L. not only announced Sun...

NFL Concussion Restrictions To Expand, Report Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly will expand restrictions on returning to games for players who sustain head trauma. Fox Sp...

Fireworks at NFL Brain Injury Hearings on Capitol Hill

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Duffy

There is a conflict of interest inherent in teams' medical personnel determining the readiness of players and incentive laden contracts which don't account for time off the field for injuries.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Grady Sizemore of the Indians is lawyering up after somebody stole suggestive pictures of him from his girlfriend's email. Other than the ability to receive Len's Top 5, the Internet is "the devil's workshop!"

Time for Brian Westbrook to Hang Them up

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Schmeltzer

After his second game-ending concussion in three games, Brian Westbrook's career is at a crossroads. Even if he feels fine, the lasting effects of the concussions could haunt him for years.

Football Broadcasts Reflect More Serious Tone on Concussions

New York Times | ALAN SCHWARZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

A little less crack! accompanies the televised collisions between National Football League behemoths these days. Players are tackling as hard as ever....

Two NFL Concussion Experts Resign

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a wide-ranging memo about concussions to NFL teams Tuesday, saying the co-chairmen of the league's committee on brain ...

"Not Caused By The Game": the Costs of Taking a Tackle in 1896 and 2009

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lapham's Quarterly

"Dementia Risk Seen in Players in N.F.L. Study," The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2009: A study commissioned by the National Football League reports tha...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Dr. Ira Casson told a House committee that there still isn't enough scientific evidence to prove that repeated head injuries result in long term brain damage. Is this guy kidding?

NFL Concussion Rule Changes: Stricter Guidelines Go Into Effect This Week

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that ...

The NFL Can Help Prevent Concussions Right Now

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paula Duffy

The Mahercor mouth guard isn't a cure for all head trauma. But it's a great start and it seems odd that the league doesn't use its two-minute drill to get some relief where it exists right now.

Athletes To Donate Brains To Concussion Study

New York Times | ALAN SCHWARZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

N.F.L. players are lionized every Sunday for giving their bodies to the sport. Now, some retired players are planning to literally give their brains t...