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NFL Teams Up With NIH To Improve Diagnosis Of Concussions

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:49

A large research initiative to better understand and diagnose the nature of concussions that is organized by the NIH has gained financial support by the NFL, which has been in the spotlight concerning high profile players suffering from brain injuries.

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Seattle Hawks Owner Funds Football-Related Brain Injury Research

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:14

The richest NFL owner is funding research that will investigate whether brain degeneration can be caused by concussions.

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Cleveland Clinic And NFL Create 'The Trust' Program To Improve Brain Health Of Retired Players

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:47

The Cleveland Clinic and NFL hope to improve the brain health of former professional football players through a program called The Trust.

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Jack Hoffman, 8-Year-Old Nebraska Football Fan, Learns Cancer Is In Remission [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 10/05/2013 - 20:59

An 8-year-old with brain cancer who is considered the Nebraska's Husker's 'lucky charm' has had his tumor stabilized.


17-Year-Old Kansas Football Player Dies After Suffering Stroke On The Field

By | Sat, 10/05/2013 - 08:44

A Kansas community is in shock today after news that star high school wide receiver, Andre Maloney, died after suffering a stroke during Thursday's game.


Unicycle Football Is Arguably The World’s Toughest, And Most Hipster, Sport [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:08

Physical endurance meets single-wheeled transportation, as unicycle football players take to the concrete gridiron.

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Die-Hard Fans Of Bad Football Teams Are More Prone To Binge-Eating

By | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 15:23

Die-hard fans who root for bad football teams are more likely to be binge-eaters, consuming saturated fats and sugars post-game.

Concussions Among Youth Football Players Occur During Games More Than Practice

Concussions Among Youth Football Players Occur During Games More Than Practice

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 00:00

Concussions and head injuries are more common during games than practice. Researchers believe it's because there isn't enough training going into proper tackling technique.

Tony Romo Cyst Surgery Will Not Affect Performance This Season

Tony Romo Cyst Surgery Will Not Affect Season

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:10

Tony Romo, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, just had surgery on a back cyst, but will be ready for off-season games next month.

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Jets QB Garrard Quits Due To Knee Injury

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:12

Jets quarterback David Garrard said Wednesday that he will have to quit football due to his knee injury, narrowing the Jets quarterback roster to four.

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Titus Young Suffers From Brain Disorder Following Concussion, According To Dad

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:08

The former Detroit Lions receiver has been arrested three times in five days, and a 2011 concussion is to blame, said Titus's father.

Modern Day Football Helmets Are Safer Than Old-School Leather Ones, New Study Says

Modern Day Football Helmets Are Safer Than Old-School Leather Ones, New Study Says

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 00:05

Modern football helmets are more protective than helmets from 80 years ago, says a new study, which contradicts findings from 2011.


Half Of High School Football Players Would Not Report Concussion: Study

By | Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:17

A new study shows that many high school athletes would ignore symptoms of a concussion.


Football and Concussions: New Drug To Be Tested On NFL Alumni

By | Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:52

Technology company Neuralstem Inc. is partnering with the NFL Alumni Association to begin testing of concussion medication on human subjects.


Aging NFL Players Are More Likely to Be Depressed

By | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:36

NFL players have a greater chance of developing depression as they age, according to new research.