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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

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease November 26, 2015

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion November 20, 2015

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

Football Linemen at Higher Risk for Heart Troubles, Study Finds November 10, 2015

Having to bulk up makes them more vulnerable than other players, experts say

Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says October 26, 2015

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study October 26, 2015

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries September 25, 2015

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

Football Fans May Overestimate Chances of Favorite NFL Team September 14, 2015

Study finds followers, dedicated sports reporters have 'optimism bias'

College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam Time August 21, 2015

Added stress contributes to risks, researcher says

Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study August 21, 2015

Repeated blows to the head in youth may cause structural disruptions, researcher says

Serious Concussions Linked to Memory Problems in Retired NFL Players May 18, 2015

Study found those who had lost consciousness during football career were more likely to show brain damage

Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says May 04, 2015

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

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

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