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Football Concussions

NCAA's Approach to Concussions Is Barbaric

Ken Reed | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

The NCAA has delegated the concussion issue to schools as a strategy to avoid any legal liability and potential financial losses. Meanwhile, the NCAA continues to rake in billions of dollars from television and other sources through its revenue-at-all-costs policies.

Despite New Study, Experts Still Warn Of Link Between Football And Cognitive Disease

Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews A new study suggests that football may not be as dangerous for brain health as past research suggests, but experts are not...

A Mediated Settlement May Not Be the Best Solution to the NFL Concussion Crisis

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

The well-intentioned endeavors of U. S. District Court Judge Anita Brody to bring the National Football League (NFL) and the legal representatives of the former players to the negotiating table will prevent factual discovery.

This Teen May Change The Future Of Football Injuries (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.18.2013 | Teen

One 13-year-old from San Diego may have come up with a way to help change the future of football injuries. Inspired after watching a violent football ...

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.

Is Brain Injury Winning?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Adjusting player regulations, however, does not change the fact that the game is inherently dangerous and it is that very danger that makes the game profitable. In 2011, the NFL concussion statistics continued to climb with another 162 head injuries reported last year. That is roughly a 72 percent chance of a concussion or injury occurring in each NFL game.

Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Anyone who's seen football, anyone who's been to a football game, and most definitely anyone who's played football understands that it's not so good for your brain. It doesn't take a surgeon to figure that out.

What If We Abolished Football?

David Macaray | Posted 02.09.2013 | Sports
David Macaray

Most people don't realize it but there was a movement afoot early in the 20th century, led by eastern Progressives, to ban the game of football on the grounds that it had become too violent.

Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide Raises Questions of Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL

Derek Flood | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Derek Flood

As more details surface, we will hopefully be able to form a better understanding of what happened, but we should be hesitant to write this off as a case of "one bad apple," avoiding the larger conversation we need to have.

WATCH: Do Football Fans Create Demand For Brain Damage?

Posted 11.30.2012 | Sports

HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks tackled the issue of traumatic brain injuries in football Thursday, discussing who bears responsibility for the troublin...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: Former 49er Left Homeless After Suspected Brain Damage From Concussions | Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.16.2012 | San Francisco

It's been a good few years for San Francisco football. Construction is underway for a new stadium in Santa Clara, the 49ers made the playoffs last yea...

Concussions Take Out 3 Quarterbacks In 1 Day

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports

-- Next week's big, nationally televised "Monday Night Football" showcase could feature a quarterback matchup of journeyman Jason Campbell of the Bea...

N.H. School Board Member Wants To Ban Football

Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

New Hampshire school board member Paul Butler's proposal to ban football from Dover and its schools has surprised and upset the community. Butler, ...

Concussions: Is Your Child Safe Playing Youth Athletics?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.

Junior Seau's Brain and the Mind of the NFL

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

It is time that the NFL initiate protocols that follow players during their careers by monitoring the subtle abnormalities that might occur in their brain functioning. We now know sophisticated imaging technologies are available which can detect these changes.

LeBron's Injury and Why the Cult of Toughness in Sports Must End

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Dan Treadway

James' injury -- both the shot he made when he briefly returned to the game while still cramping, and his time on the bench during the game's final moments -- became the main topic of conversation among fans and pundits alike. And that's a shame.

For Fear Of The Game? NFL Concussion Issues Change Thinking About Youth Football

AP | CHRIS JENKINS | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

-- Already uneasy about the idea of letting her 7-year-old son Jason start playing tackle football, Elizabeth Giancarli made up her mind when former ...

Tom Brady's Father: I'd Be 'Very Hesitant' To Let Son Take Up Football In Concussion Era

Yahoo! Sports | Posted 05.24.2012 | Sports

Less than three weeks removed from the shocking suicide of former NFL great Junior Seau, and as the football community copes with what can legitimatel...

Catherine Pearson

A Single Season Of Hits May Harm College Athletes' Ability To Learn | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Just a single season of contact sports can take a toll on college athletes' ability to learn, according to a new study. Overall, one season's wort...

Teens Suffer Greater Effects From Concussions Than Kids Or Adults

| Steven Reinberg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Teen

Teenagers who suffer a concussion are more sensitive than adults or children to its aftereffects, Canadian researchers report. Concussions can affe...

Ron Dicker

NFL Helmet's Surprising Name | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

According to a recent study, Schutt Sports makes very good football helmets. Its marketing is raising a few eyebrows, though. In an age of heighten...

Former NFL Player Claims Brain Injuries Led To Police Standoff

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 11.30.2011 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Former Notre Dame assistant coach Corwin Brown officially notified a judge Wednesday that he plans to defend himself against charg...

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.

Concussions Force Texas Longhorns Player To Quit Football

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas junior safety Nolan Brewster is quitting football because of concussions and post-traumatic migraine headaches. Brewster has a...

Concussions Lead Congress To Look At Helmet Safety, Lobbyists Step Up Efforts

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to...