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  • 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...
  • PET Scan Spots Brain Trauma in Ex-Athletes While Alive

    01/22/2013 7:33:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    MedPage Today ^ | January 22, 2013 | Nancy Walsh
    Reviewed by F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE; Instructor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Action Points Note that this case-control study of concussed football players with mood and cognitive symptomatology showed higher uptake of a tau-specific tracer in MRI scans compared with healthy controls.Be aware that, as the burden of depression was lower in the control group, the findings of increased tau-protein among cases may be due to depression or cognitive impairment and independent of head injury history. A new imaging technique has allowed detection of tau protein abnormalities in the concussed brains of living...
  • Doctors: Junior Seau's brain had CTE

    01/10/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 1/10/13 | Mark Fainaru-Wada, Jim Avila and Steve Fainaru
    SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded. Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN in an exclusive interview they were informed last week that Seau's brain had tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression.
  • Another life cut short by an unforgiving game [Junior Seau]

    05/03/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT · by No One Special · 82 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ron Borges
    Professional football should come with a warning label. Like cigarettes, football can be hazardous to your health ... and all too frequently lately it can be fatal. If the sad truth of Junior Seau’s tragic death yesterday is that it came by his own hand, as Oceanside, Calif., police believe was the case, he is only the latest example of the ravages of a sport whose concussive demands seem to be regularly destroying its own. Only a week ago, Ray Easterling, a former defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons, took his life in similar fashion — with a handgun that...
  • Shirley Sherrod blasts Fox News as racist

    07/21/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    EXCERPT "I think they should but they won't. They intended exactly what they did. "They were looking for the result they got yesterday," she said of Fox. "I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person."
  • Give Schwarzenegger credit for pushing vocational ed

    04/13/2006 10:32:13 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 317+ views
    INside the Bay Area ^ | April 11, 2006 | Jon Ott
    HIS other attributes and liabilities notwithstanding, Arnold Schwarzenegger deserves much credit for becoming the only recent California governor to value and promote vocational education — and his timing could not be any better. For years, a college-oriented educational and political elite — pandering to parents who universally consider their progeny to be budding doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers — has been consciously dismantling the state's once-exemplary system of job-oriented education. Heaven only knows how many tens of thousands of California youngsters have been pushed out of high school without diplomas because adults sent the message that anyone without a college...