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Nfl Head Injuries

Junior Seau's Brain Tissue Donated For Research

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Sports

SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contr...

NFL Slammed With Concussion Mega-Lawsuit

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Scores of lawsuits involving thousands of former players touched by concussions and brain injuries have been consolidated into one ma...

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.

Junior Seau's Brain Donated For Research

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports

Junior Seau's brain will be donated by his family for research into football-related head injuries. San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said...

The NFL: The No Future League

Will Bunch | Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports
Will Bunch

The league needs to tackle its inconvenient truth -- that for the remarkable athletes who've made their game into a $9-billion-a-year enterprise, the NFL is fast becoming the No Future League.

How Many Deaths Will It Take?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I knew Junior Seau since the day in 1990 when he and his friends partied back stage after he was drafted. Now he is dead at only 43 years-old.

Longtime Falcons Safety Dies

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA -- Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who helped lead the team's vaunted defense in the 1970s and later filed a high-profile lawsui...

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.

NFL Makes 2 Changes In Concussion Protocols

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL is changing how it handles concussion examinations after Browns quarterback Colt McCoy went back into a Dec. 8 game without b...

Browns QB Diagnosed With Concussion

AP | By TOM WITHERS | Posted 12.10.2011 | Sports

BEREA, Ohio -- Browns coach Pat Shurmur strongly defended his team's handling of Colt McCoy after the quarterback sustained a concussion during Thursd...

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...

From Head Injury to Head Case: 3 Reasons to Expand the NFL Brain Beyond Concussion Awareness

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.

Cortical damage or bruising of the brain can have a dramatic affect on emotional and physical health. It is about time that public awareness increased regarding this growing problem.

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.

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?


AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LANDOVER, Md. — Quarterback Aaron Rodgers got a concussion late in Green Bay's 16-13 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, one of several in...

Contact Sports And the Adolescent Brain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.

Con Games: Football Playing Head Games

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
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?

Head Games And Youth Sports: Have We Gone Too Far?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We have to ask, what is the risk of letting our children participate in contact sports and what can be done to protect them?

Know the A, B, Cs of Head Injury

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

What many parents and children do not understand are the dangers associated with sports related head injuries.

NFL Players Donate Brains: More Players Pledge Brains For Research

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BOSTON — Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes and current Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer are among more than a dozen NFL players ...

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...

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....

NFL Concussions: Players Fear, Hide Brain Injuries

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Washington Redskins kick returner Rock Cartwright remembers his brain "shaking like a bell" when he was walloped in a game against the New York Giants...

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...

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 ...