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  • LA Students Undergo ‘Baseline’ Tests To Measure Concussion Effects

    07/22/2014 11:22:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 22, 2014 5:15 PM
    PICO UNION DISTRICT (CBSLA.com) — As concerns grow over brain injuries in teenagers and their relation to team sports, a landmark program aims to increase sport safety. About 1,200 students at Loyola High School, including non-athlete students, are being given a series of tests, known as baseline concussion tests, designed to measure brain function. The tests involve number tracking, memory and balance. “We just decided that it would be better off to have all of our students have a baseline, so that if they should ever have a concussion, we’ll have something to work with,” head athletic trainer Tim Moscicki...
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • Obama to hold summit on sports concussions

    05/18/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday. "As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives of young people, and his administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely," the official said in a statement. At the forum, the president will argue for a "team approach" to preventing and treating concussions, the White...
  • Headbanger Ball: Is "Rams" an acceptable team name?

    10/18/2013 6:55:58 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 51 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 18, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Headbanger Ball: Is “Rams” an acceptable team name? by Daniel Clark Two issues have been roiling the National Football League over the past year. One of those is the Washington Redskins, whose name some observers, including President Obama, have deemed racially insensitive. The other is the suspected long-term effects of concussions sustained while playing football. How is it, then, that nobody is raising any objection to the one NFL team that glorifies the kind of targeted head shots that the league claims it wants to eliminate from the game? It’s hypocritical for the NFL to wring its hands over brain...
  • 'League of Denial' Strikes at the Heart of the NFL (And Football) as We Know It

    10/12/2013 12:32:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 9, 2013 | Michael Schottey
    It was billed as the documentary that Roger Goodell and the NFL didn't want you to see. PBS' Frontline aired its long-awaited special—League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis—on Tuesday night to a bevy of support (and buzz) from the football community. In terms of media attention, only ESPN's 30 for 30 draws this kind of anticipation and reaction as a documentary series. For those that were not able to watch it live or forgot to set the DVR, the near two-hour special is available on Frontline's website. As you may remember, this is the documentary that ESPN first assisted...
  • Report: NCAA players show united front with 'APU' protest

    09/21/2013 7:14:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    FOX SPORTS SOUTH ^ | September 21, 2013
    According to an ESPN.com report, a number of players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern staged a peaceful, but visible protest of the NCAA's alleged treatment of student-athletes — donning equipment marked with the initials "APU," as in All Players United. The National College Players Association, which is seemingly co-opting this movement with a number of players from various schools throughout the country, has the following message posted on its Web site.
  • Football: The Safest Sport?

    08/27/2013 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Everything that you’ve heard about football is wrong. “More kids died getting struck by lightning on football fields last season than died getting struck by other players,” Daniel J. Flynn writes in his latest book, The War On Football: Saving America’s Game. By way of contrast, Flynn notes that: “Bicycling kills about seven hundred Americans every year; “Skateboarders suffered forty-two deaths in 2011; and “Skiing/Snowboarding on American mountains results in about forty-two deaths per season.” the war on football dan flynn largerFlynn, the author of four other books, is the former executive director of Accuracy in Academia. In his exhaustively...
  • Youth football coaches protest proposed ban in NY

    02/15/2013 2:35:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Associated Press
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Assemblyman's proposal to prohibit kids under 11 from playing tackle football isn't going over well with some coaches. In Buffalo Thursday, a handful of youth football leaders and participants joined state Sen. Timothy Kennedy outside a stadium to protest the idea. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced the legislation last week, telling reporters it's meant to protect children...
  • (Video) Guns & Concussions to Get the Blame for Belcher Murder

    12/02/2012 10:26:32 PM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    Guns & Concussions to Get the Blame for Belcher Murder
  • Former NFL star kills himself after lifetime of depression 'brought on by concussion during career'

    04/24/2012 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Former football star Ray Easterling has become the latest sportsman to kill himself after suffering from depression believed to have been linked to head injuries during his career. The 62-year-old, who police say shot himself at his home in Richmond, Virginia, played for the Atlanta Falcons during the 1970s and later sued the NFL over its handling of concussions. He began showing signs of brain damage 20 years ago with bouts of depression and insomnia.
  • Philadelphia's Anapol Schwartz takes on NFL

    08/24/2011 3:57:46 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 6 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 8-24-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    PHILADELPHIA - It seems the Eagles aren't the only team in town ready for some NFL action. The lawyers of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman and Smalley have taken on the National Football League in federal court. Seven former professional football players -- among them former Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jim McMahon and Philadelphia Eagles lineman Gerry Feehery -- retained the Philadelphia law firm, alleging the NFL failed ...
  • Jim McMahon, 6 others sue NFL over concussions

    08/20/2011 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Scanian · 50 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/20/2011 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - Six former players and one current player have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind. The players accuse the league of training players to hit with their heads, failing to properly treat them for concussions and trying to conceal for decades any links between football and brain injuries. The plaintiffs include two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon, who has said he played through five concussions but now frequently walks around "in a daze" and forgets why he entered a room. The suit accuses the...
  • Head knocks weigh on NHL general managers

    03/14/2011 11:11:46 AM PDT · by airborne · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh-Tribune Review ^ | March 14, 2011 | Rob Rossi
    Sidney Crosby's concussion is causing a headache for the Penguins on the ice and the National Hockey League off it. Nobody knows when Crosby might play hockey again, and continued speculation about his health is as frustrating to the team as it is confusing to fans. ---(snip)--- Head injuries will be a major topic during three days of meetings by the league's 30 general managers starting today in Boca Raton, Fla. -- and not just because Crosby, widely regarded as the face of the NHL, has cast a spotlight on the subject. ---(snip)--- Taking a toll According to The Concussion...
  • The League

    12/01/2009 12:00:11 AM PST · by malkee · 28 replies · 803+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2009
    Wide receiver Hines Ward told NBC before the Pittsburgh Steelers' overtime loss Sunday night in Baltimore that opinion was divided among Steelers players about whether quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should have been playing in the game. Roethlisberger sat out the game, a week after suffering a concussion during a defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs. An independent neurologist reportedly recommended that Roethlisberger not play against the Ravens. Ward told NBC, according to a written transcript provided by the network: "This game is almost like a playoff game. It's almost a must-win. I could see some players or teammates questioning like, 'It's...
  • War Veterans’ Concussions Are Often Overlooked

    08/26/2008 9:19:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 303+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 26, 2008 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    Former Staff Sgt. Kevin Owsley is not quite sure what rattled his brain in 2004: the roadside bomb that exploded about a yard from his Humvee or the rocket-propelled grenade that flung him across a road as he walked to a Porta Potti on base six weeks later. After each attack, he did what so many soldiers do in Iraq. He shrugged off his ailments — headaches, dizzy spells, persistent ringing in his ears and numbness in his right arm — chalking them up to fatigue or dehydration. Given that he never lost consciousness, he figured the discomfort would work...
  • Helmet Design Absorbs Shock in a New Way

    10/27/2007 7:50:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,750+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2007 | ALAN SCHWARZ
    Vin Ferrara, a former Harvard quarterback, was looking for an aspirin in his medicine cabinet when his eyes fixed upon a ribbed plastic bottle used to squirt saline into sinuses. Ferrara squeezed the bottle, then pounded on it — finding that it cushioned soft and hard blows with equal aplomb, almost intelligence. “This is it,” Ferrara declared. Three years later, Ferrara’s squirt bottle has led to a promising new technology to protect football players from concussions. Football helmets have evolved over more than a century from crude leather bonnets to face-masked, polycarbonate battering rams. But they still often fail to...
  • Doctor: Concussions factor in Benoit killings

    09/05/2007 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Westlander · 1 replies · 396+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-5-2007 | AP
    Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit’s brain said Wednesday. Prosecutors have said Benoit, 40, strangled his wife with a cord, used a choke hold to strangle his 7-year-old son, placed Bibles next to the bodies and hanged himself on a piece of exercise equipment the weekend of June 22.