AFP (Feb. 5, 2013) The Super Bowl wraps up the football season this Sunday, but concerns about head injuries from high-impact sports continue. One doctor has invented an iPhone app to help school coaches diagnose ... watch video
AP (Aug. 19, 2014) Four Texas high school football programs are trying out an experimental system designed to diagnose concussions on the field. The technology is in response to growing concern over head trauma in ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (May 29, 2014) U.S. President Barack Obama called for more robust research into youth concussions, saying "we don't have solid" numbers on the scope of the problem. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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AP (June 25, 2014) Former Indianapolis Colts player Ben Utecht gave an impassioned plea to U.S. Senators Wednesday asking for more funding into brain injury research. The Super Bowl winner says the rest of his NFL ... watch video
CBC (Feb. 1, 2013) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to share the blame. Not surprisingly, given that thousands of former players are suing the league about its handling of concussions, the topics of player health ... watch video
Newsy (July 7, 2014) The NCAA's new guidelines aren't meant to be enforced but are aimed instead at creating a "cultural shift" in how the sport approaches concussions.
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May 4, 2015 A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to a new ... read more
June 6, 2013 Despite the lack of data regarding the rates of concussions in youth football, concerns have been raised about the sport being dangerous for this age group. Researchers have analyzed the incidence ... read more
Sep. 7, 2012 Imagine ice hockey without body checking and football with less hitting. What might sound blasphemous to hockey and football fans and players could protect youngsters from potentially deadly ... read more
June 12, 2012 Ongoing research into football players' brains bolsters one element of a lawsuit by former NFL players against the league: Repetitive blows increase the risk of long-term brain damage and ... read more