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Brain injuries

Joe Namath said his brain function has improved after spending 120 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Joe Namath: Experimental Oxygen Treatment Has Helped Brain Heal

The Jets great was the first patient in an experiment by a Florida hospital to see if bathing the body in pure oxygen might restore blood flow to injured areas of the brain.

10/01/2014

Jessica Goldman ran 3,200 miles in 91 days to raise money for people with brain injuries. (Credit: CBS 2)

Runner Completes Journey From San Francisco To NYC

Jessica Goldman covered more than 3,200 miles, running from San Francisco’s City Hall to New York City’s City Hall.

07/15/2014

Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues fights against Rich Peverley #17 of the Dallas Stars.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Ex-Players Slam NHL With Lawsuit Over Concussions

10 former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.

11/26/2013

Benjamin Achampong (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

DA: L.I. Man Accused Of Stealing Identities Of Brain-Injured Patients ‘Shameless’

Benjamin Achampong, 30, is accused of using his former position at the Long Island Head Injury Association to access the Social Security numbers and other information of more than 50 victims, officials said.

04/16/2012

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

New NJ Law Aims To Protect Student Athletes

Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that requires coaches to remove any player who shows signs of a concussion. Those students would need to be cleared by a doctor before they can compete again.

12/07/2010

Eye On New York

Eye On New York: Brain Injuries

The CDC says more than 1.5 million Americans will experience some sort of traumatic brain injury during their lifetime, and 51,000 will die from those injuries.

CBS 2–08/29/2010

St. Peter's Prep football

Direct ‘Impact': N.J. Football Program Keeps Kids Safe

CBS 2’s Mark Morgan visited a New Jersey high school on Wednesday to learn about a football program aimed at keeping athletes safe on the field.

08/18/2010