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Nfl Concussions

It's Time to Find a Way to Protect NFL Players From Themselves

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

"For a doctor to read a computer and tell me how hard I've been hit and to pull me out of a game... that won't sit well with a lot of players."

Are There Genetic Markers for Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective story, of sorts.

Jordan Schultz

Troy Polamalu: 'If I Changed My Style, Then I Wouldn't Be Me' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports

Troy Polamalu, 32, has reached the zenith of pro football. The former USC standout is a two-time Super Bowl champion, a seven-time Pro Bowler at stron...

Friends Offer Clues A Year After Jovan Belcher's Tragic Downfall

Bleacher Report | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

See, that’s the misconception of violent acts committed by violent people—that a singular moment tells us most of what we need to know. Well, i...

Thanksgiving Day, 2013: Turkey, Football, and Life Lessons

Brad Harrington | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Brad Harrington

On Thursday, most Americans will come together to enjoy my favorite holiday - Thanksgiving. The greatest tradition associated with Thanksgiving, of co...

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.

Health Care Issues Could Mean Collapse of NCAA as We Know It

George White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
George White

The NFL just agreed to pay out $765 million for injury settlements, medical monitoring, and care for former players who suffered concussions and other brain injuries. While the NCAA may be turning a blind eye, college athletes are starting to take notice.

Brett Favre Opens Up About Memory Loss, Football Fears

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Brett Favre may not want to knock the sport of football but he is increasingly weary of the long-term impact of the countless knocks to the head he ab...

Brett Favre 'Would Be Real Leery' Of Letting His Son Play Football

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Count Brett Favre among the parents who would think twice before allowing a son to play football. In the same week that ESPN's "Outside The Lines" rep...

Global Climate Change: A Blow to the Head

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In both global climate change and football, there are humongous financial forces pitted against public safety. What might tip the balance towards the common good?

Football Hall Of Famer Diagnosed With CTE

Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion crisis has a new face: Tony Dorsett. The Hall of Fame running back is among three living, former NFL standouts diagnosed with...

Brett Favre Reveals Fear Keeping Him Retired

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

Football fans will never forget Brett Favre but they will likely never see him play in the NFL again, in part, because he doesn't want to forget his o...

NFL Losing Concussion PR Battle

Scott Janssen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Scott Janssen

Football is a violent game and always will be, but that does not mean steps should not be taken to lower the risk of injury.

America Is in a State of Denial When It Comes to Football

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a nation, we love football and we don't want to deal with the giant elephant in the room: football is a game that's inherently dangerous to the human brain, and there's really not much we can do about it.

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.

2013, The Year Football and the NFL Changed Forever

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

2013 is turning out to be a watershed year for our understanding of the dangers inherent in playing football. The lens through which we view the relationship between football and brain trauma is now in HD.

Brain Damage in the NFL: A Moral Thorn for Christians

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Pro football has a serious morality problem. I am not talking about promiscuous players or racist team nicknames. Nor am I referring to the "obscene" amounts of money changing hands between the masses obsessed with football and the sports industrial complex that keeps them supplied.

Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

Goddell's disingenuous portrayal of the league's concern about the health and safety of the players is incredible at best. His assertion that the league has been forthcoming with medical information as it has become available, defies credulity.

'League Of Denial' Director: 'Our Film Is The Only Way People Are Going To Know'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

With the NFL having reached a settlement with former players in a landmark concussion lawsuit earlier this year, the PBS "Frontline" documentary "Leag...

5 Rule Changes the NFL Needs to Make

David Macaray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
David Macaray

Why on earth would you penalize a team for not having enough defenders? It's their own damned fault if the opponent takes advantage of the differential.

Jordan Schultz

Drew Brees: 'I Don't Know If Anywhere On A Football Field You Feel Safe' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

Fresh off a 3-0 start, New Orleans Saints' All-Pro quarterback and Super Bowl champion Drew Brees spoke with The Huffington Post by phone to discuss h...

Bears Hall Of Famer Withdrawing NFL Concussion Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2013 | Chicago

By Brendan O'Brien Sept 21 (Reuters) - A lawyer for pro football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers said on Saturday he would drop a federal law...

WATCH: Helmet-To-Helmet Hit Leaves Rookie With Concussion

Posted 09.15.2013 | Sports

The longest run of Eddie Lacy's rookie season ended with crushing helmet-to-helmet collision that left him with a concussion. Green Bay's rookie runni...

PETA: NFL's 'Injury Research' Is Really Just Animal Torture

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

While football fans were busy discussing Week 2 of the 2013 pro football season, PETA challenged the sports community by talking about what it suggest...

WATCH: Olbermann Eviscerates Columnist Over NFL Concussions

Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Those individuals hoping for Ketih Olbermann to finally be unleashed and zero in on a target with a brutal takedown...