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May 24, 2016
NFL doctor sends strong response to House report
The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted ...
May 23, 2016
Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries
National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain ...
May 19, 2016
Injured ballerina works her way back to the stage
Ballerina Lucila Munaretto refused to accept what her doctors told her after a rollerblading accident left her with serious ...
May 13, 2016
Dartmouth coach: Tackle-free practice reduces concussions
Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens makes a promise to recruited players before they take the field: "In four years, you ...
May 12, 2016
Pop Warner bans kickoffs in 3 youngest age divisions
Pop Warner said Thursday it is eliminating kickoffs in its three youngest football divisions, another safety-focused rules ...
May 11, 2016
Suicides rarer in some ex-NFL players but questions remain
Government research on more than 3,000 retired NFL players says suicides were less common among men in this group than in the ...
May 04, 2016
Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit
A university in Ohio will pay $712,000 to a former football player who said the team's coaches and medical staff didn't pull ...
May 02, 2016
Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age
Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in ...
May 02, 2016
Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often ...
April 28, 2016
Goodell holds Q&A, with head injuries front and center
The floor belonged to Philip Feliciano, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell waited patiently for his question. Given an ...
April 27, 2016
Manager says Chyna's death may be accidental overdose
Former wrestling star Chyna died of an accidental overdose of a prescription sleeping pill and a tranquilizer, her manager ...
April 18, 2016
Appeals court upholds $1B NFL concussion settlement
A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed ...
April 08, 2016
AP source: Jets left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson to retire
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is walking away from football after 10 years of protecting New York Jets quarterbacks. The remarkably ...
April 06, 2016
Concussions, hits to the head landed atop NHL agenda in 2007
During the 2006-07 season, a concussion sustained by Sabres co-captain Chris Drury — as a result of a blindside check by ...
March 31, 2016
Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty
The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty ...
March 29, 2016
NFL demands retraction of New York Times concussion story
The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league's concussion research flawed and likened the ...
March 28, 2016
Blood test for concussions? Researchers report some progress
New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions. It suggests that a protein ...
March 24, 2016
Former NFL, Tide player Kevin Turner dies after battling ALS
Former NFL and Alabama fullback Kevin Turner died Thursday at the age of 46 after battling Lou Gehrig's disease.
March 16, 2016
NFL remarks on football-brain link come before court ruling
The NFL's sudden acknowledgement of a link between football and brain disease comes as a U.S. appeals court prepares to rule ...
March 16, 2016
Power misdiagnosed with concussion before IndyCar opener
Will Power missed the IndyCar season opener over the weekend after he was misdiagnosed with a concussion rather than an inner ...