Concussions

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Schwartz: A Q&A With Concussion Expert John Gallucci

Concussions continue to be a huge topic of conversation in sports, particularly as it pertains to football.

10/10/2014

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris (7) is helped off the field by two teammates on Sept. 27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Congressman Wants Big Ten Probe After Concussed Michigan QB Left In Game

Rep. Bill Pascrell, co-founder of the congressional Brain Injury Task Force said he also wants the league’s commissioner to establish penalties for violating concussion protocols.

10/01/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is hit by Dan Skuta #51 of the San Francisco 49ers and Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia

The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

09/12/2014

Little Boys playing soccer

Parents Growing More Concerned Over Potential For Concussions In Young Soccer Players

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.

08/27/2014

NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Testing

College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows.

07/29/2014

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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