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High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

There has been a lot of talk about football and concussions in players, but new research suggests that brain changes can occur in high school football players when less severe head injuries occur. The study found that repeated blows to the head after just one season could cause significant changes in the brain, even if -->

Can Concussions and Exercise Increase Your Chances of Developing ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been all over social media lately with the all familiar ice bucket challenge. The attention A.L.S. is getting from the challenge has raised the debate of whether or not contact sports of vigorous exercise might somehow contribute to the development of the fatal disease. Ever since the Yankees first baseman Lou -->

President Obama Tackles Concussion Safety at the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit

In the last week of May, President Obama spoke at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit and discussed how vital sports are to kids and what can be done to keep kids participating as safely as possible. In his speech, President Obama discussed the troubling conversations about the risks of concussions -->

Many Ex-Football Players May Not Be Able to Receive NFL Concussion Settlement

When 4,500 retired players filed a lawsuit after they said the league hid the long-term impact of concussion, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement. However, only players with the most severe brain injuries would be eligible to collect, and the estates of the retirees who died before 2006 would be excluded, according to -->

NY Attorney General Warns Football Helmet Users: Don’t Trust Safety Claims

New York Attorney General, Eric T. Scheiderman warned Thursday, that claims by equipment makers of helmets that boast “anti-concussive” properties cannot be relied upon – especially by parents of children who play the game. Any claims made that a helmet is made to be “anti-concussive” or “concussion-proof” is misleading and a potentially dangerous claim which -->

New Study Suggests Less Football Practice Won’t Help Reduce Risk of Concussion

A new study, conducted by researchers from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, challenges the belief that more practice will help reduce the risk of concussions in football players. Our current assumption is that more practice means better game performance and therefore, less head injuries during a game. However, this study -->

Preventing Concussions: Pricey Football Helmets Unnecessary

New research has found that the heavier and more expensive football helmet sold today does not lower the risk concussions any more than the standard helmet does. A study that monitored more than 1,300 football players at 36 different Wisconsin high schools found that players who wore older and more worn out helmets received just -->