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NFL Concussion Settlement Changes Little for Suffering Players

I was flabbergasted at the announcement made regarding the NFL settlement decision on the concussion suit. I have been working on a settlement for several...

NFL and Retired Players Resolve Concussion Litigation for $765 Million

Former United States District Judge Layn Phillips, the court-appointed mediator in the consolidated concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired football players against...

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...

NFL’s ‘Suicide’ Squad Tradition Continues

The National Football League is open for business again. Players are on the field showing coaches that they can indeed play football, even though...

Brain Study May Provide More Clues to Head Injuries in Football

The recent focus on brain injuries among athletes in football and other violent contact sports has mostly been on the development and use of...

Sport Concussion: Going from Bad to Worse

Once looked upon as an underestimated and often ignored injury, sport-related concussion has taken sports media by storm. Reports of athletes suffering from long-term...

New Study on Brain Trauma in Athletes and Military Veterans Published in Scientific Journal

A study done by investigators at the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System,...

Football, Explosions Rattle Brain in Similar Ways

Attention has been drawn recently to an article published on September 7 by Fox News. The article reported on a recent study of retired...

‘Head Games’ Forces Viewers to Confront Concussions in Sport

Christina Master is a pediatrician and sports medicine specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and fully understands the dangers concussions pose to athletes...

King-Devick and Dave Duerson Foundation Team Up to Help Young Athletes

The Sport Digest has run stories in the past about the King-Devick test that provides a quick tool to help diagnose probable concussions right...

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