July 10, 2014: Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game
About 90 percent return to play after stabilizing procedure, study finds

July 09, 2014: Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists
They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

June 27, 2014: Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success
Former high school athletes seen as having more self-confidence and leadership abilities, study finds

June 27, 2014: For Heat Stroke Victims, Cool First, Then Transport
New guidelines stress the importance of immediate cooling for athletes

June 25, 2014: Former NFL Players May Be Plagued With Chronic Headaches
Study finds ex-NFL members average 19 days of headaches a month; past concussions a likely cause, expert says

May 13, 2014: Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study
Area related to memory, emotion was even smaller in players with history of concussions, researchers note

April 28, 2014: No Link Found Between Playing Football in Hot Weather, Concussion Risk
But it's possible that dehydration may play a role, suggest authors of 5-year study on NCAA athletes

April 17, 2014: Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

April 08, 2014: Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study
Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

April 02, 2014: College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds
But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

March 15, 2014: Knee Ligament Tears Don't Permanently Sideline Most College Football Players
Study of NCAA Division I athletes found majority returned to playing field

March 15, 2014: Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis
Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

March 05, 2014: For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study
They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

February 26, 2014: Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines
Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

February 17, 2014: Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study
Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

February 14, 2014: Can High Altitudes Protect Football Players From Concussions?
Study found NFLers were a third less likely to suffer head injuries during high-altitude games

January 24, 2014: Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football
Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

January 08, 2014: Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report
Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

December 10, 2013: Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests
Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

December 06, 2013: Evening East-West NFL Matchups Put One Team at Disadvantage: Study
Games played after 8 p.m. may favor biological clocks of Pacific time players

November 28, 2013: Safety Tips for Holiday Football Games
Don't let injuries sideline you during Thanksgiving pick-up games

November 14, 2013: Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression
Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

November 13, 2013: Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

November 07, 2013: New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee
Surgeons say their findings on 'anterolateral' ligament may advance treatment of athletic injuries

October 28, 2013: There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study
Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

September 12, 2013: College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster
Study of NCAA athletes found speed, jumping power changed little over 4-year careers

August 21, 2013: Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First
Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

August 09, 2013: Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder
Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk

July 29, 2013: College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure
Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

July 15, 2013: Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests
Rule changes are what's needed to protect young athletes, expert says

July 06, 2013: Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures
Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

June 25, 2013: ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says
Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

June 06, 2013: Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study
Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

May 06, 2013: High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury
Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

April 20, 2013: Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear
Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

April 19, 2013: Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study
Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

March 19, 2013: Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds
However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

March 18, 2013: New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions
If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say

March 11, 2013: Health Tip: Teach Kids to Prevent Overuse Injuries
Encourage safety during sports

March 07, 2013: Health Tip: Invest in Protective Eyewear for Sports
Make sure they fit and work properly

March 06, 2013: Football Injuries May Trigger Harmful Immune System Response
Study finds that even blows that don't cause concussions could lead to later problems

February 03, 2013: On Game Day, Sometimes Winning Isn't Everything
Study finds fans love a close contest with clearly defined good guys and bad guys

January 16, 2013: Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players
Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

January 10, 2013: NFL's Seau Had Brain Trauma at Time of Suicide, Report Finds
Not the first pro football player with chronic traumatic encephalopathy to kill himself, neurologist notes

January 07, 2013: Brain Changes Found in Small Study of Former NFL Players
White matter damage could be at the root of mental deficits among retired players, researcher says

January 02, 2013: Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair
Case study highlights dangers of 'second impact syndrome'

December 04, 2012: Fractures Take High Toll on High School Athletes
Study found most of these injuries from boys' contact sports, girls' lacrosse

November 26, 2012: Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study
More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

October 22, 2012: Many High School Football Players Ignore Signs of Concussion: Survey
Although they're aware of the dangers, they say they don't want to be banned from playing

October 12, 2012: Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis
Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests