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Nfl Brain Injuries

Confession of an Ex-Football Fan

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.07.2016 | Sports
Joseph B. Kadane

I came to Pittsburgh in the early seventies, just in time for the Steel Curtain Defense, Chuck Noll, Terry Bradshaw and several marvelous seasons. Fo...

Here's What We Know About Football And Brain Injuries

Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 03/18/2015 10:51 AM EDT The up-and-coming professional football player Chris Borland, of the San Francisco 49ers...

What's Missing From the Football Concussion Debate

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

So how do we help our youth take advantage of the benefits of sports while minimizing the risk of concussions? We can direct our energies toward concussion prevention, following safety protocols and continuing to make playing the game safer.

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.

NFL Lawsuit Sheds Light on Concussion Risks

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

There has never been any serious question that football is a concussion delivery system. But despite this knowledge, over the years, players have been encouraged to "shake it off." The conduct of the NFL is duplicitous and must be scrutinized under a bright and honest light to reveal the truth.

6 Critical Reasons to Rethink Football and Kids

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

The physical risks to football players should be taken with the utmost seriousness, but the more important questions are about what lessons kids are learning about how to define themselves and to relate to one another.

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.

ESPN: NFL Sending Mixed Messages On Brain Injuries | Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

The NFL's retirement board awarded disability payments to at least three former players after concluding that football caused their crippling brain in...

The Tragic Truth Behind The Death Of A Vikings Legend

Star Tribune | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports

The preliminary diagnosis for his death at the age of 66 was Lou Gehrig's disease. But two years later, doctors in Boston, where Hilgenberg's brain wa...

Concussions in College Football: Time for a Real Game Changer

David J. Skorton | Posted 01.16.2012 | College
David J. Skorton

While the scandal at Penn State remains in the headlines, with good reason, we should also focus attention on a significant problem facing student athletes: concussions in college football.

Helping Athletes Heal Their P.A.S.T.

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Thanks to a group of altruistic doctors, former professional athletes can now receive the physical and mental care they deserve -- even after the cheering stops.

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...

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....