THE NEW FORTY Just how dangerous is tackle football?
I saw a fascinating piece on Frontline this weekend called League of Denial:The NFL's Concussion Crisis. The piece covers brain injuries in the NFL and what appears to be a purposeful effort by the NF... Posted on 10/13/13 at 10:49 PM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Getting Knocked Around by Concussions
Just let them play the game! I often find myself yelling this at the television every Saturday and Sunday. My weekends often are ritualistic in that I enjoy a nice rough game of football; whether it i... Posted on 12/18/12 at 3:10 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Concussions more than just a young athlete headache
Running back Jessey Grove took the football right up the middle during a game with rival Luverne last season, and was hit in the head.
The Windom Area High School senior immediately went out of the... Posted on 4/18/11 at 11:21 PM
From 2000 to 2009, football sent about 50 young people to the ER with concussions, according to fascinating research conducted here in Grand Forks. Some 44 concussed hockey players got treated at Altru as well, as did about 44 bicyclists.
The number of people who died from their injuries in North Dakota is on the high side among the states while the equivalent number in Minnesota is on the low side, according to a new national report that suggests safety policies may play a role in such differences.
Denard Span showed up at Hammond Stadium a couple of days early and said he is eager to get back out there with the rest of the Minnesota Twins after concussion and migraine problems limited him to 70 games in 2011.
The Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed Saturday that their franchise player was diagnosed with a neck injury more than a year after his career was derailed by a hit in the 2011 Winter Classic. It's a development that raised more questions than it answered about Sidney Crosby, hockey's most recognizable player.
A Twin Cities researcher who found a sharp increase in youth sports concussions reported by Minnesota hospitals has won a five-year federal grant to study whether state sports laws are effective at protecting young athletes.
Although the cause of the debilitating neurological disorder is unknown, Forrest Gregg, his family and his neurologist say his disease may be related to numerous concussions he suffered during his playing career in the 1950s at SMU and from 1956-71 with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella suffered a concussion Saturday night and will be sidelined indefinitely, the team said today. It is also the second concussion suffered by a Wild player within a few days.
The number of athletic children going to hospitals with concussions is up 60 percent in the past decade, a finding that is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about treating head injuries, according to a new federal study.
Twins center fielder Denard Span, recovering from migraines triggered by a June 3 concussion, has had two good days in a row and spoke about possibly returning to the lineup as soon as the homestand starting Friday against the Indians.
A large study in older veterans raises fresh concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars. Even concussions seem to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementia later in life, researchers found.
The new law requires officials of organizations that sponsor youth sports events, parents, coaches and young athletes to learn about concussions. It also forbids officials from allowing youths to continue play or practice if a concussion is suspected.
The NHL is a volatile cocktail of big men with sticks skating swiftly over a confined ice surface, and those elements collided with devastating impact in the sport's biggest showcase Monday night. Open link and scroll to the bottom of the story to watch a video of Vancouver's Aaron Rome checking the Bruins' Nathan Horton Monday night
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