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A new health epidemic looms on the horizon like a ticking time bomb. It is the spectre of cumulative brain damage suffered from repetitive sub-concussive hits to the head in football and other sports. A concussion does not necessitate being knocked...
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteGarrett Webster still remembers the incident because it was so out of character for his dad. His father, former Steelers center Mike Webster, had come to his elementary school to pick him up, and a woman drove through the school zone too fast, "and my...
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe massive legal action brought by former players against the National Football League has been known as a concussion lawsuit. But make no mistake, experts say. The brain degeneration known as CTE is at the heart of the civil suits by more than 5,000...
The family of a veteran National Hockey League player has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Chicago, alleging the league was responsible for his being supplied with excessive amounts of painkillers during six seasons as an "enforcer." The lawsuit, filed...
The family of former NHL player Derek Boogaard, who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered during his playing career and painkiller...
Serena Williams kept the No. 1, and added No. 50. Williams beat Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open Sunday to retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title. And Rafael Nadal eased by Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-4, for...
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteChris Henry was a fleet wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. During his five seasons with the team, he developed a reputation as a talented athlete on the field but a bad boy off it, even though those who knew him well say he was typically quiet...
When it came out that suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a former Golden Gloves boxer, I wondered if there might be a connection. It's not that boxers are necessarily violent people outside the ring, but boxers are subject to brain damage...
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Sun Journal, Lewiston, MaineDon't let anybody mislead you, young, aspiring mixed martial artists. Whether you pursue the sport with all your heart, soul and might, or merely dabble in it, you will get hurt. It might be your shoulder being wrenched or collar bone getting...
Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Effects of most concussions not long-lasting, but rest following injury is importantPremium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: What happens to the brain when someone suffers a concussion? Do concussions increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease? ANSWER: A concussion is a brain injury that changes the way your brain functions. The effects of most...
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future...
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