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Judge to Weigh Fairness of NFL Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management.

11/19/2014

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NCAA Settles Head-Injury Suit, Will Change Rules

The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

07/29/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

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Lawyers: Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

07/07/2014

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Report: Dan Marino Sues NFL Over Concussions

Hall of Fame member and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is suing the NFL over concussions, the Los Angeles Times reports

06/02/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit with former soccer player Victoria Bellucci, left, of Huntingtown, Md., in the East Room of the White House on May 29, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’m Sure’ I Suffered A Concussion Playing Football

President Barack Obama believes he suffered a concussion while playing football when he was young.

05/29/2014

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New Youth Concussion Guidelines Released

According to new guidelines, athletes with concussions should not return to play the same day.

03/11/2014

US Republican Senator John McCain (L) of Arizona greets Jon Jones (R), UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) light heavyweight champion and Bernard Hopkins (C), International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion, following a press conference by professional boxing and fighting organizations in support of a study by the Cleveland Clinic to study brain health, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 4, 2014.        (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Boxing, MMA Meet to Support Head Injury Research

Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world’s boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.

02/04/2014

Researchers are working with football helmet makers to design to reduce concussions. (Getty Images)

Study: Big Differences Between Football Helmet Design And Concussion Risk

Researchers say the design of the Riddell Revolution helmet reduced concussions by 54 percent.

02/01/2014

NFL Lockout Looms As Negotiations Are Extended

NFL Backs Push for Youth Concussion Protocols

Legislation for federal funding to help protect student athletes from concussions got the National Football League’s backing Monday in the shadow of the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend.

01/27/2014

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