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'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids March 22, 2017

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study March 17, 2017

Deficiency could put them at risk for muscle injuries

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems February 19, 2017

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players February 15, 2017

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research February 03, 2017

Donations will be used to study CTE, other conditions linked to repetitive head trauma

Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns January 31, 2017

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

Was Football Safer Back in the Day? December 12, 2016

Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementia

Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players December 05, 2016

It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game December 02, 2016

Small study found evidence of cortical thinning years later

Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players November 28, 2016

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries November 04, 2016

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study November 03, 2016

Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections October 27, 2016

Watch out for shared equipment and mats as sources of fungi, bacteria and viruses

Health Tip: Use Football Safety Equipment Correctly October 25, 2016

Tips to ensure proper fit

Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football October 24, 2016

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day October 21, 2016

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study October 09, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of players continue to perform after spinal disc operation, researchers find

Health Tip: Enjoy a Heart-Healthy Football Meal October 07, 2016

Opt for healthier game-day snacks

It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare September 30, 2016

Nutrition expert says tailgating standards aren't scoring any heart-health points

Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season September 08, 2016

Sent to every player, it describes return-to-play rules and how to recognize when to seek help

The Football Injuries Most Likely to End an NFL Career September 08, 2016

Study found tendon, ligament troubles are hardest to recover from

First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players August 26, 2016

Coaches, trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice August 23, 2016

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule July 27, 2016

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found

College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds July 19, 2016

These athletes will need help adopting healthy lifestyles after their careers end, researcher says

Concussion Study Shows Player-to-Player Hits Most Damaging July 18, 2016

Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble

Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf? July 08, 2016

Many schools use lower amounts of fake soil as a cost-saving measure, researcher reports

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes June 23, 2016

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease May 17, 2016

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

Even Mild Football Head Hits Can Harm Vision May 12, 2016

Study of college players raises concerns about repetitive non-concussive impacts

Study: Ex-NFL Players Aren't at Greater Risk for Suicide May 11, 2016

Rate was lower than would be expected among the general population, researchers say

High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study May 02, 2016

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery April 20, 2016

If 'psychosomatic symptoms' were present before head injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to get better, study found

Study Suggests Brain Damage in 40 Percent of Ex-NFL Players April 11, 2016

More than 42 percent also exhibit problems with thinking and memory, researchers say

Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds March 31, 2016

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

Football's Concussion-Prevention Efforts May Be Spurring More Leg Injuries March 07, 2016

Study suggests college rules to lessen head injuries might be causing more knee, ankle problems

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens March 04, 2016

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

Pricier Football Helmets Don't Offer Extra Protection: Report March 01, 2016

Lab test ratings also a poor guide to whether helmet can shield high school players, researchers say

NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say February 05, 2016

Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football? February 03, 2016

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma January 04, 2016

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions? December 31, 2015

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football December 21, 2015

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Football Leads in College Sports Injuries, But Wrestling Most Dangerous December 10, 2015

Study finds more than 47,000 football injuries per year, with games more hazardous than practices

Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease December 03, 2015

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist November 30, 2015

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries November 26, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips on dealing with joint damage

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