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Upsurge in pedestrian accidents linked to texting?
Saturday, September 15th, 2012

 “Ran into a pole … hurt pretty bad. Lesson learned: don't text while running”   This is a picture of a teenager who tried to send a text while running. He’s fine now, and fortunate that it was only a superficial wound instead of a serious head injury. I am glad that he learned his […]

Football players at much higher risk for brain diseases
Friday, September 7th, 2012

I have been closely following the research on traumatic brain injuries in NFL players. Consequently, I am not surprised but still very alarmed by the details of a new study by the American Academy of Neurology. It shows what has long been suspected: former NFL players are four times as likely to die of brain diseases […]

NFL brain injury lawsuits lead to questions about the league’s future
Sunday, April 29th, 2012

"This gladiator mentality may have allowed the NFL to generate enormous profits, but it has left its players with serious life-altering injuries, including various degrees of brain damage,"  – excerpt from complaint   To date, more than 1,000 former NFL players are suing the league. Some of the plaintiffs claim that the NFL had knowledge […]

Brain Injuries in Young Athletes
Friday, November 18th, 2011

A new study finds that young athletes that regularly take hits to the head could suffer brain injury – even if they do not experience a concussion. Researchers followed nine athletes and six non-athletes for one year. Then, they compared brain images taken before and after the season.  Seven of the nine athletes had abnormal […]

NFL to Study Concussions and Brain Injuries
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The National Football League’s committee on concussion research is planning an in-depth study on the long-term effects of concussions on its players. Two years ago, a Congressional committee held a hearing on the link between football and brain injury, and the N.F.L. agreed to turn over players medical records to the House Judiciary Committee for […]

Football Safety Concerns Rise: Studies Link Head Injuries with Traumatic Brain Disorder
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

While the popularity of football has never been higher in the U.S., major concerns are being raised about the safety of the game from the highest professional level to the youngest youth leagues.  Alan Schwarz of the New York Times has written extensively on the subject.  Among his findings, doctors now say there is a […]

Scrutiny of Concussion Risk From Football Grows
Friday, January 4th, 2008

As the football playoffs get underway, it behooves us to take note of the increasing publicity surrounding concussion injury among football players. Researchers from the University of North Carolina released the results of a groundbreaking study of concussion risk among football players in the December 2007 issue of Neurosurgery. The researchers had outfitted college football […]