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Nfl Brain Injuries

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stric...

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.

Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

-- Add Junior Seau's family to the thousands of people who are suing the NFL over the long-term damage caused by concussions. Seau's ex-wife and fou...

ESPN: NFL Sending Mixed Messages On Brain Injuries

ESPN.com | 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...

Former NFL Players Blame League For Brain Injuries

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN and JEFF MARTIN | Posted 12.22.2011 | Sports

ATLANTA -- Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens and two other former NFL players have sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them struggling wit...

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...

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.

Study: Bears Player Had Brain Damage At Time Of Suicide

AP | By HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago

BOSTON -- The Boston University center that studies brain injuries to professional athletes says former NFL player Dave Duerson had brain damage when ...

'Virtual Biopsy' May Detect Athletes' Brain Injury

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — Football players with memory and behavior problems have no way of knowing for sure if getting hit too many times caused brain damage. ...

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.

Study: Dead Bengals Receiver Chris Henry Had Chronic Brain Injury

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and b...

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 Brain Study: League To Ask Players To Donate Brains

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The NFL is partnering with Boston University brain researchers who have been critical of the league's stance on concussions, The Associated Press lear...

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 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 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 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 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 ...