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Nfl Head Injuries

'None Of The Body Was Designed To Play Football'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports

One of the most legendary figures in NFL history will deliver a sobering message to football fans on the morning of Super Bowl XLVIII. Former New York...

Obama: 'I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama again voiced concern about the National Football League's concussion rate, acknowledging that players "know what they're doing"...

Football's Paradigm Shift: Ban the Helmet

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

If introducing a helmet that's not as protective as it seems caused the game's head injury epidemic, then maybe eliminating helmets might have the opposite effect.

STUDY: NFL Hits To Head Still Prevalent

AP | EDDIE PELLS and NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 12.10.2013 | Sports

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk. The NFL has been tr...

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.

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...

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.

Concussions Take Center Stage In NFL Opener

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 09.05.2013 | Sports

-- The NFL is accused of hiding what it knew about players' head injuries. The players' union is getting second-guessed for not taking safety more se...

NFL Legal Battle Over Concussions Not Over Yet

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion settlement may not have settled anything. On Wednesday, two former Super Bowl champions – Troy Aikman and John Lynch, now ...

The True Math on the NFL Concussion Settlement

James Grundvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports
James Grundvig

The NFL got off cheap. They will pay the settlement as an annuity, thus drive down the actual costs, which won't be nearly as much as the total amount settled on paper.

Judge: NFL Reaches Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop deme...

Hall Of Famers To Goodell: HELP!

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

-- Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Go...

The California Bill That Leaves Injured Workers to Fend for Themselves

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

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.

Report: Junior Seau Had Brain Disease

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to th...

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...

RG3 Hit To Helmet

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports

LANDOVER, Md. -- After taking a shot to his helmet while scrambling to try to avoid a sack, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III stayed ...

STUDY: NFL Players Face Increased Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Posted 09.05.2012 | Sports

Hours before the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys get the 2012 NFL season underway, a study of former NFL players has revealed just how dangerous it...

Is Football Wrong?

nymag.com | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

One of the most quoted routines of the late George Carlin was his explication of the differences between football and baseball. “Football has hittin...

The Autopsy That Crashed the NFL's Mental Health Party

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Within 24 hours after the NFL launched a mental health initiative for its players with special emphasis on the Life Line (its version of a suicide hotline), Ray Easterling's autopsy results crashed the party.

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.

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...