Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Photo MGN)
8 months ago
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says donating brain to science is a no-brainer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is calling his decision to donate his brain to science a "no-brainer."
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9 months ago
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NFL exec admits to CTE-football head trauma link

An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.
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10 months ago
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Concussions may increase suicide risk, study finds

The risks of suffering a concussion have been under the spotlight in recent years, especially as the degenerative neurological illness known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been found in multiple football players after their deaths. The degenerative disease is believed to be linked to brain trauma, including concussions.
L-R, Will Smith, the real Bennet Omalu, and director Peter Landesman on the set of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion." (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Columbia Pictures/MGN)
12 months ago
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‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated work, researchers say

In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," the doctor played by Will Smith says he's found a disease nobody else has ever seen.
Judge nixes preliminary approval of $765M NFL concussion case
3 years ago
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Judge nixes preliminary approval of $765M NFL concussion case

A federal judge in Philadelphia has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players.
Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits
3 years ago
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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research.
East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets
4 years ago
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East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets

The season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced.
Concussions a growing concern on national and local fields
4 years ago
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Concussions a growing concern on national and local fields

It's no secret that football is a tough sport. As the season kicks off, we spoke with players, coaches and trainers on the sidelines about concussions and safety. This is a big topic on the national gridiron right now as the NFL is under scrutiny for medical issues associated with concussions.
INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort
6 years ago
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INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort

A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets.