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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

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

On WFAN: Tony Dorsett Says He’s Dealt With Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Dorsett says his quality of life is deteriorating along with his memory. And when asked on WFAN radio if he’s dealt with depression or suicidal thoughts, the Hall of Fame running back admitted that yes, he has.

11/06/2013

Hall of Famer Mike Webster died in 2002. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Kallas: Should You Let Your Child Play Tackle Football?

The debate has been swirling now for a number of years. With the recent publication of the book, “League of Denial,” and, more importantly — for our purposes — the “FRONTLINE” documentary of the same name, a more intelligent discussion can be had on the subject.

10/18/2013

Ottawa's Chris Neil is attended to by a trainer after being hit into the boards hard on a check against the Boston Bruins, at Scotiabank Place, on March 11, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: For Starters, NHL Should Hand Out 10-Game Bans For Headshots

While medical science has progressed, true progress has yet to be made by the league regarding headshots. Players are still targeting the heads of fellow professionals, and are only receiving small bans for their actions.

10/10/2013

A young football player takes part in the Heads Up football program. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Heads Up’ Program Works To Make Football Safer For Young Players

In August the NFL settled a historic lawsuit involving head injuries, on Saturday local youth football players received an important and potentially life saving lesson.

09/22/2013

Football (credit: ClipArt.com)

Lawyer: $2.8 Million Settlement Reached In N.J. High School Football Player’s Death

Ryne Dougherty suffered a brain hemorrhage in an October 2008 game after he was allegedly returned to action prematurely following an earlier concussion.

09/09/2013

Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kallas: NFL Won By ‘Only’ Paying $765 Million, But What About The Future?

Does this solve the same issues in the future for NFL players? Not at all. Does this solve the same issues for youth football players? Not at all. Can those issues be solved? Well, that’s the next billion-dollar question coming down the pike.

09/03/2013

Giants co-owner John Mara (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former Players, Giants’ Mara React To NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL agreed Thursday to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits by Tony Dorsett and thousands of other former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.

08/30/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NFL To Pay $765M To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.

08/29/2013

(HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Symptoms Of Brain Disease Can Appear Years In Advance

Evidence continues to mount that repeated concussions can lead to brain damage. As CBS 2’s Dr Max Gomez reported, brain disease and its associated symptoms can develop years before the final diagnosis.

08/21/2013

Girls on Long Island compete in high school lacrosse (Credit CBS 2)

Athletes And Adminstrators Butt Heads Over Helmet Requirements In Girls Lacrosse

A debate is raging around a popular high school sport on Long Island; should girls be required to wear helmets during lacrosse games?

05/13/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Announces Major Research Project On Preventing Concussions

The NFL and other organizations are heading up research program they hope will help improve safety and prevent concussions.

03/11/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Goodell Calls For ‘Culture Of Safety,’ Denies Saying He Fears NFL Player Dying On Field

Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture and question-and-answer session at the department of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina.

03/07/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: Goodell ‘Terrified’ That ‘NFL Player Is Going To Die On The Field’

“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”

03/05/2013

Tiki Barber (file / credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

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