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NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts SayFebruary 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 TraumaJanuary 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 FootballDecember 21, 2015

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

Football Leads in College Sports Injuries, But Wrestling Most DangerousDecember 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 DiseaseDecember 03, 2015

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

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

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

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle InjuriesNovember 26, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips on dealing with joint damage

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain DiseaseNovember 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 ConcussionNovember 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: StudyOctober 26, 2015

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

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports InjuriesSeptember 25, 2015

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

Football Fans May Overestimate Chances of Favorite NFL TeamSeptember 14, 2015

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

College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam TimeAugust 21, 2015

Added stress contributes to risks, researcher says

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

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

Serious Concussions Linked to Memory Problems in Retired NFL PlayersMay 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 SaysMay 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 RiskFebruary 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 RisksJanuary 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 PlayersJanuary 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 TipsJanuary 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: StudyJanuary 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: ReportDecember 08, 2014

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

Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football PlayerDecember 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 ConcussionDecember 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 PreventionNovember 25, 2014

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

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

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

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

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

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury TrapSeptember 27, 2014

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

Scientists Studying Sickle Cell TraitSeptember 18, 2014

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

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study ShowsAugust 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: SurveyAugust 04, 2014

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the GameJuly 10, 2014

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

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

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

Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career SuccessJune 27, 2014

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

For Heat Stroke Victims, Cool First, Then TransportJune 27, 2014

New guidelines stress the importance of immediate cooling for athletes

Former NFL Players May Be Plagued With Chronic HeadachesJune 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 StudyMay 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 RiskApril 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: StudyApril 08, 2014

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

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study FindsApril 02, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: StudyMarch 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 SidelinesFebruary 26, 2014

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

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