Over the past eight years, reported traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in youth athletes rose by nearly 100,000, according to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Prevention Control on Thursday.
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October 07, 2011
October 03, 2011
In front of an audience of over 2,000 neurosurgeons at the 2011 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Goodell spoke about how concussions have affected his league and the sport of football in general.
September 29, 2011
The two lead plaintiffs in this suit, former college football players, say "their lives have been fundamentally altered as the result of brain trauma that could have been prevented."
September 27, 2011
The CDC will form an expert panel during the next year to define the need, scope, and expectations of federal concussion guidelines for student-athletes.
September 27, 2011
Nolan Brewster, a junior at the University of Texas, is retiring from football because of concussions and migraines, the team announced Monday.
September 26, 2011
The law requires parents to sign a concussion awareness form, and calls for any student-athlete suspected of a concussion to be removed from play immediately.
September 20, 2011
Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, professor of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was named one of the 22 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today.
September 19, 2011
Depending on what happens with Michael Vick, the NFL may end up sending the message that a player's health matters more than championship aspirations, no matter how grandiose they might be.
September 16, 2011
The class action lawsuit alleges that the NCAA knew about the consequences of concussions and other head injuries, but chose to ignore said studies at the expense of player safety.
September 01, 2011
Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed his state's youth concussion law on Tuesday, making Delaware the 32nd state (along with the District of Columbia) to have one.