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Informed Football Refs Better at Spotting Suspected Concussions December 01, 2017

Many NFL Players Found to Have Enlarged Aortas November 29, 2017

Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football? October 17, 2017

Those involved in running, passing more vulnerable, study finds

Overuse Injuries Don't Impact Young Football Players October 01, 2017

Data on youth and high school competitors show minimal amounts

20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion September 26, 2017

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

Scientists Spot Marker for CTE in Living Football Players September 26, 2017

Brain disease caused by repeated concussions can only be diagnosed after death at this point

Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections September 26, 2017

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood September 19, 2017

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12

Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns About Players' Brains September 10, 2017

8 in 10 believe the sport causes long-term damage: survey

More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain August 22, 2017

Some changes in structure, chemistry seen in college athletes who take hits during play

Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease July 25, 2017

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study says

Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older June 27, 2017

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play

Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls June 09, 2017

Study of high school athletes suggests fear of looking 'weak' might play a role

Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition May 12, 2017

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

'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

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

Study found tendon, ligament troubles are hardest to recover from

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

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

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