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For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football... March 20, 2015

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk February 25, 2015

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks January 28, 2015

Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players January 27, 2015

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips January 24, 2015

Start slowly and allow for time to rest and recover, trainers recommend

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study January 09, 2015

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report December 08, 2014

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player December 08, 2014

But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion December 01, 2014

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention November 25, 2014

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion November 01, 2014

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says October 09, 2014

College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap September 27, 2014

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait September 18, 2014

Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows August 28, 2014

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey August 04, 2014

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game July 10, 2014

About 90 percent return to play after stabilizing procedure, study finds

Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists July 09, 2014

They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success June 27, 2014

Former high school athletes seen as having more self-confidence and leadership abilities, study finds

For Heat Stroke Victims, Cool First, Then Transport June 27, 2014

New guidelines stress the importance of immediate cooling for athletes

Former NFL Players May Be Plagued With Chronic Headaches June 25, 2014

Study finds ex-NFL members average 19 days of headaches a month; past concussions a likely cause, expert says

Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study May 13, 2014

Area related to memory, emotion was even smaller in players with history of concussions, researchers note

No Link Found Between Playing Football in Hot Weather, Concussion Risk April 28, 2014

But it's possible that dehydration may play a role, suggest authors of 5-year study on NCAA athletes

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits' April 17, 2014

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study April 08, 2014

Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds April 02, 2014

But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

Knee Ligament Tears Don't Permanently Sideline Most College Football Players March 15, 2014

Study of NCAA Division I athletes found majority returned to playing field

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis March 15, 2014

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study March 05, 2014

They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines February 26, 2014

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study February 17, 2014

Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

Can High Altitudes Protect Football Players From Concussions? February 14, 2014

Study found NFLers were a third less likely to suffer head injuries during high-altitude games

Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football January 24, 2014

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report January 08, 2014

Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests December 10, 2013

Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

Evening East-West NFL Matchups Put One Team at Disadvantage: Study December 06, 2013

Games played after 8 p.m. may favor biological clocks of Pacific time players

Safety Tips for Holiday Football Games November 28, 2013

Don't let injuries sideline you during Thanksgiving pick-up games

Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression November 14, 2013

Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery November 13, 2013

Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee November 07, 2013

Surgeons say their findings on 'anterolateral' ligament may advance treatment of athletic injuries

There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study October 28, 2013

Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster September 12, 2013

Study of NCAA athletes found speed, jumping power changed little over 4-year careers

Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First August 21, 2013

Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder August 09, 2013

Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk

College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure July 29, 2013

Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests July 15, 2013

Rule changes are what's needed to protect young athletes, expert says

Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures July 06, 2013

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says June 25, 2013

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study June 06, 2013

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury May 06, 2013

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds