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Alabama High Schools Consider Curtailing Live Contact in Practices

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) recently asked its Board of Governors to restrict full contact hitting and scrimmaging to two days each...

A Football Lifer Worries About the Future of His Game

John Wooten is a football lifer. He entered the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday 56 years after he first played as a...

The Culture of Football Is the Real Danger

The NFL may have bought itself out of a concussion trial it never wanted, but that doesn't mean the subject will go away. The critical...

Concussions May Soon Be Evaluated Immediately Upon Impact

The next great breakthrough in concussion prevention may have been unveiled during an episode of Jeopardy! five years ago.  In 2011, IBM signed up its new...

Mayo Clinic researchers validate rapid sideline concussion test for youth athletes

A rapid, easy-to-administer eye movement test is showing great promise as a sideline concussion test for youth sports, a Mayo Clinic study finds. In the...

Favre’s Memory Loss a Sad, Familiar Tale of Former NFL Players

One of the bigger stories this week was that the St. Louis Rams may or may not have inquired about the status of retired...

Sport-related Concussions: Tips for the Coach

In most situations, coaches are the only staff member available at all interscholastic and youth practices and competitions. Research shows that over 50% of...

Spanish Hurdler Onyia Reportedly Latest Implicated in Retested Beijing 2008 Doping Samples

Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is reportedly the 15th named athlete to have tested positive after re-analysis of Beijing 2008 doping samples as she becomes...

Disease Caused by Repeat Brain Trauma in Athletes May Affect Memory, Mood, Behavior

New research suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with repeat brain trauma including concussions in athletes, may affect people in...

US Women’s Soccer Legend Brandi Chastain, Sports Legacy Institute and Santa Clara Institute of...

Parents and Pros for Safer Soccer (PASS) Campaign Hopes to Inspire a National Conversation on When Purposeful Repetitive Brain Trauma Should be Introduced  Concussion research and...

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