| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas When Becky Gonzalez looks into her 15-month-old granddaughter's eyes, she often sees something reassuringly familiar.
"She has some of the same expressions as her mom, and sometimes it's like my daughter's looking back at me through...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Something was wrong. Mark Duper knew it. He became angry for no reason. He became depressed for days. He went to a store, then stood there unable to remember why he was there. He'd get in a conversation and forget a friend's name.
"And not just any...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Listen up, if you can still hear me.
A recent New York Times article, "Ground-Shaking Noise Rocks N.F.L., and Eardrums Take Big Hit," documents something that we already know about professional football games: they are extremely loud.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football program, saw participation drop 9.5 percent between 2010-12, and many are citing the concussion crisis that began in the NFL as the main reason, ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reported.
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Frontline‘s documentary League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis investigates how, for years, the NFL denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that playing football is linked to early onset dementia, brain damage and other devastating...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Welcome to the Chicago stop of the NFL’s "Hypocrisy Across America Tour."
The NFL, whose sport causes brain damage, paid off a bunch of former players who have brain damage without admitting it contributed to the brain damage. Anyone who...
| Sep 29, 2013
There has been a lot of talk about concussions in sports lately, sometimes in unexpected places.
"It's a tremendous issue and it's gaining traction," says former Bears safety Gary Fencik. "When I go to (Bears) alumni weekend games, no one is talking...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 AM
When the regents of the University System of Maryland meet on Friday, they need to add to their agenda a discussion of Derek Sheely, the Frostburg State University student who died two years ago of head trauma sustained in football practice.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — Like baby birds with yawning beaks, college football fans clamor to be fed. So fasten the chin strap on your helmet — ignore the warning label on it (“No helmet system can protect you from serious brain and/or neck injuries...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:12 PM
In December of 2012, Kay Morris, her three sons and daughter were gathered around the bedside of Larry Morris at Presbyterian Village in Austell, Ga. He has stopped eating and drinking, and was in a semi-comatose state.
They talk to him, but they are...