All posts tagged 'NFL and Brain Injury'

Olympic Sports Snowboarding and Skiing Rival Football In Injuries

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

A year ago, Natasha Richardson reminded all of us that sport concussions happen in sports other than football and that average people can suffer, not just famous athletes. With the Winter Games approaching it will be world class athletes who may stir up the conversation again, but in a newer..
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Congress Skewers College Football For Lenient Concussion Guidelines

Posted on February 2nd, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

A member of the House Judiciary Committee Monday blasted the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 over their policies regarding student athletes and concussions, according to the Associated Press. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., levied the criticism during a hearing in Houston on head injuries and college football. Specifically, Cohen..
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NFL Players Agree To Donate Brains For Concussion Research

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

CTE Autopsy Studies May be Key to Long Term Understanding of Brain Injury More than a dozen present and former NFL players have pledged to donate their brains for research on concussion, the Associated Press reported Monday.,0,1348935.story The players, who include Hall of Fame member Mike Haynes and Chicago..
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NFL Players Brain Injury Committee Holds First Meeting

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

The committee formed by the NFL Player’s Association to tackle, so to speak, the issue of brain injuries and professional football has its first meeting this week in Palm Beach, Fla. The Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee was named after two Hall of Fame players: John Mackey, who has..
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A Fall of Concussions

Posted on December 18th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

While I have been away from writing this blog, there has been more concussion news than I can remember. And as always, the real story usually gets lost in the headlines. Tiger Woods is a perfect example. From all bystander and news accounts, he was undoubtedly knocked out when his..
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Shooting unveils very different sides of McNair

Posted on July 6th, 2009 · Posted in Brain Injury

It is an odd intersection of themes, an NFL quarterback, death and adultery. Adultery seemingly in every public figure story of late and now a revered NFL quarterback is caught in the cross hairs of such controversy, but found dead as a consequence. A week of digging on Michael Jackson’s..
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