Archive for December, 2010

Bobby Hosea Gives Young Football Players A Heads-Up On Tackling

Posted on December 27th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Former defensive back Bobby Hosea is a hero of sorts: He is running camps to teach youthful football players how to protect their heads when they tackle. The New York Times did a Page One profile of Hosea Sunday that was headlined “Teaching Safer Way To Tackle: Not Headfirst, but Heads..
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Here’s The Good News: NFL Concussions Are Up 21 Percent This Season

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

You wouldn’t think that an increase in reported concussions by pro football players this season is good news, but the National Football League does. Here’s why. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iFaaL7fvfaDwp1Mj6fvPKMUhfwJQ?docId=bb0508a8b5c4450ca7a759bc0bd7ade5 The NFL believes that concussions are being reported more often now because teams and players are taking head injuries more seriously, according to..
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Anti-Psychotic Drug Seroquel Blamed For Veterans’ Deaths

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

Here’s a disheartening question to ponder: Is an anti-psychotic drug being prescribed for troubled war veterans  killing them? The drug in question is AstraZeneca’s powerful Seroquel. Recently two Marine corporals, Andrew White and Chad Oligschlaeger, both died in their sleep after being given a variety of drugs, Seroquel included, to treat their..
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New Jersey’s Tough Concussion Law Signed By Gov. Christie

Posted on December 8th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Claiming that New Jersey will now have the most comprehensive consussion law in the nation, Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday signed the new legislation as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stood by and watched.  http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2010/12/gov_christie_signs_legislation_creating_concussion_awareness_and_prevention_program.html The Garden State joined 10 other states that have passed consussion safety and awareness laws, according to The Star-Ledger..
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‘Spider-Man’ Actress Sustains Concussion in Backstage Accident

Posted on December 4th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Natalie Mendoza Concussion Apparently the show must go on, even if your lead actress has suffered a concussion. The new $65 million Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” has been plagued by problems and mishaps. During its first preview performance last Sunday, actress Natalie Mendoza was hit in the head..
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Former Player Shelton Sues NFL Disability Plan

Posted on December 1st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Former Carolina Panthers running back Eric Shelton, claiming the National Football League is hypocritically just paying lip service to taking helmet-to-helmet hits seriously, has filed suit against the league’s disability plan. The New York Times wrote about the lawsuit Tuesday in a story headlined “Ex-Player Is Suing Over Pay For Injury.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/sports/football/30helmets.html?scp=1&sq=eric%20shelton&st=cse In his..
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