Archive for March, 2010

Football and TBI: The Cautionary Tale of Steelers QB Roethlisberger

Posted on March 25th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Research now shows that pro football players who sustain concussions on the field often suffer the consequences of those injuries much later in life. There is a high rate of Alzheimer’s disease, for example, among those who retired from the game many years, even decades, ago. Their golden years are..
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Snowboarders Start To Wise Up To Repercussions of Concussions

Posted on March 20th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Even after the Winter Olympics, discussion of the topic of snow boarding and concussions is far from dead. The New York Times offered its take on the subject in its sports section Friday, in a story headlined “As Snowboarders Soar, So Does Concern.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/sports/19snowboard.html The gist of the story is..
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NHL May Soon Ban Blind-Side Head Checks

Posted on March 19th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Hockey League isn’t dragging its feet on the concussion issue. It is looking to adopt a rule that would ban blind-side checks to the head this season, according to several published reports Thursday. NHL general managers met in Boca Raton, Fla., last week to essentially craft a ban..
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Seeking Clean Slate, NFL Picks New Chairmen For Concussion Panel

Posted on March 18th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League, under pressure to devise a policy on concussions that will safeguard players, Tuesday shook up its committee on head injuries. It appointed two new co-chairman to head that panel. As The New York Times put it, with its actions this week the NFL appears to be..
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Virginia Concussion Law Approved by State Legislators

Posted on March 16th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Virginia is on its way to having a law that will keep student athletes who suffer concussions off the field until they get medical clearance. http://hamptonroads.com/2010/03/bill-benching-student-athletes-concussions-okd The bill from Sen. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, won unanimous approval from the Virginia House and Senate. It now just needs the governor’s..
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Ex-Texas Tech Coach Proceeds with Suit Re: Concussion Treatment

Posted on March 15th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach’s lawsuit against the college, over his firing for allegedly mistreating a player who had sustained a concussion, is proceeding. Last week Leach was in Lubbock, Texas, to give a deposition for the case. http://stats.nj.com/cfb/story.asp?i=20100313045726690000201&ref=hea&tm=&src= Leach spoke briefly to the press,, and got emotional, after..
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Yankee Catcher Tries Helmet On For Size To Ward Off Head Injuries

Posted on March 13th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

New York Yankee catcher Francisco Cervelli is taking a lot of ribbing from his teammates about the new super-sized helmet he’s wearing. But he doesn’t care if he looks funny. After sustaining two concussions, he is opting for safety over vanity. At spring training in Tampa, Fla., Cervelli spoke plainly..
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Student’s Brain Injury from Urging of Coach Results in Settlement

Posted on March 12th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

A school district in Clifton Park, N.Y., has agreed to pay $700,000 to a teenager who suffered a permanent brain injury when he jumped off the top of a cabinet at the suggestion of a coach. Joseph Goss, a student of Shenendehowa High School in 2006, was hurt when the..
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Yankees Keep Close Watch On Catcher With Concussion

Posted on March 11th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The New York Yankees appear to be taking concussions very seriously these days. The team was keeping a very close watch on backup catcher Francisco Cervelli, who was back in action at spring training Tuesday after sustaining a concussion over the weekend when he was hit in the head with..
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N.Y. Gov. Paterson’s Unwise Quest to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts

Posted on March 10th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

New York Gov. David Paterson, who is in the midst of a huge scandal regarding not only his alleged interference in an assault case but also getting free Yankee tickets, is making another controversial move. With New York State facing huge financial woes, Paterson is seeking the repeal of the..
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