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Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL Agrees To Remove Cap On Damages In Revised Concussion Settlement

The settlement, negotiated over several months, is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia or other neurological problems.

06/25/2014

Dan Marino (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Report: Dolphins Great Dan Marino Sues NFL Over Concussions

Among the high-profile names that have sued the NFL in recent months, the one reported on Monday night really stands out.

06/02/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with former NFL linebacker and three-time Pro Bowler LaVar Arrington and former professional soccer player Taylor Twellman after delivering remarks during a Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls For More Robust Research Into Youth Concussions

“We want our kids participating in sports,” Obama said. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe and that means we have to have better information.”

05/29/2014

Joe Namath (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets Legend Joe Namath Wouldn’t Want His Kids To Play Football

Namath understands why more parents these days are reluctant to let their children play football. “I can’t blame them. I can’t blame them,” he told The Associated Press on Saturday.

02/02/2014

Joe Namath (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Joe Namath Says He’s Had Brain-Related Medical Issues

Jets legend Joe Namath says he’s “improved” after going through “some things medically” that could be tied to concussions suffered during his playing days.

01/31/2014

President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football’

President Barack Obama says football players know the health risks they’re “buying into.” But if Obama had a son, no way would he be allowed to pull on the pads.

01/20/2014

Youth football players (/file credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bronx Assemblyman Proposes Bill Banning Kids Under 14 From Playing Tackle Football

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto said he believes the measure could potentially prevent young kids from getting concussions, which run the risk of causing brain damage.

01/17/2014

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Experts: No Evidence That Dietary Supplements Can Treat Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about certain dietary supplements, which are used by many people as a holistic approach to treat concussions.

01/14/2014

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

Lawyers Detail $765M Plan For NFL’s Concussion Settlement

The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases.

01/07/2014

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Experts: Concussion Must Be Treated By Fully Resting Brain From Activity

Doctors thus recommend resting the brain after a concussion, but experts have now advised that the rest in question should be far more extensive than previously thought.

01/06/2014

Former player Bob Bourne speaks to the crowd while being inducted to the New York Islanders' Hall of Fame prior to the Islanders' game against the Washington Capitals on November 25, 2006 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Former Islander Bob Bourne Opens Up On Concussions

I had a chance to speak with Bourne about his involvement in the lawsuit, his thoughts on player safety and even his take on this year’s Islanders squad.

11/27/2013

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

Bradley Schwartz on the field for the Levittown Red Devils. (credit: Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

Schwartz: Yes, Our Son Plays Youth Football

I know what you’re all thinking: Why in the world would we allow him to play football? Believe me, my wife and I have been told by family and friends that we’re nuts.

11/19/2013

Sensors can gauge the impact of hits to helmets. (credit: CBS 2)

Can Football Helmet Technology ‘Sense’ Danger?

A growing number of schools are turning to technology to identify concussions as soon as they happen on the football field.

11/18/2013

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