Last week ESPN surprised followers by removing its logo and official affiliation from the PBS documentary project, "League of Denial,” which looks into brain injuries in the National Football League. Many suspect that the network caved into pressure from the league to back out.   The ESPN t...
Medical experts traditionally believed that after banging your head in contact sports or a car accident, the concussive effects (headache, memory problems, dizziness) would quickly subside with some rest. But a recent University of Oklahoma study suggests that combat-related symptoms like traumat...
The past few years have brought an alarming number of studies and reports on short-term effects of concussions on youth who play sports, as well as possible long-term repercussions for professional athletes who play high-impact contact sports like football and hockey. All of these belong to a demogr...
In the wake of overwhelming scientific evidence of the long-term damage caused by head injuries, NFL players are increasingly seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Hopefully the NFL will also ramp up measures to protect players from the most serious forms of injury – some of which lead to pe...