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7/26/2017
Football and Brain Disease

Degenerative brain disease may be related to participation in football, even in high school, new study finds

7/25/2017
Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study says

6/27/2017
Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play

6/9/2017
Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls

Study of high school athletes suggests fear of looking 'weak' might play a role

5/12/2017
Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

3/22/2017
'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

3/17/2017
Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study

Deficiency could put them at risk for muscle injuries

3/15/2017
Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

2/28/2017
Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

Why remains unclear, researchers say

2/19/2017
Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

2/15/2017
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

2/3/2017
30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research

Donations will be used to study CTE, other conditions linked to repetitive head trauma

1/31/2017
Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

12/12/2016
Was Football Safer Back in the Day?

Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementia

12/5/2016
Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players

It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

12/2/2016
Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game

Small study found evidence of cortical thinning years later

11/28/2016
Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

11/4/2016
Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

11/3/2016
More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study

Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

10/27/2016
Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections

Watch out for shared equipment and mats as sources of fungi, bacteria and viruses

10/25/2016
10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

10/9/2016
Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study

Nearly two-thirds of players continue to perform after spinal disc operation, researchers find

10/7/2016
Health Tip: Enjoy a Heart-Healthy Football Meal

Opt for healthier game-day snacks

9/30/2016
It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare

Nutrition expert says tailgating standards aren't scoring any heart-health points

9/8/2016
The Football Injuries Most Likely to End an NFL Career

Study found tendon, ligament troubles are hardest to recover from

9/8/2016
Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season

Sent to every player, it describes return-to-play rules and how to recognize when to seek help

9/7/2016
Football Injuries That Can Kill Careers

These NFL injuries affect performance on the field the most, according to new study

8/26/2016
First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players

Coaches, athletic trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

8/24/2016
Youth Football and Head Trauma Risk

Football tackling/blocking drills pose highest injury risk, study finds.

8/23/2016
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

7/27/2016
Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found

7/19/2016
College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

These athletes will need help adopting healthy lifestyles after their careers end, researcher says

7/18/2016
Concussion Study Shows Player-to-Player Hits Most Damaging

Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble

7/8/2016
Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf?

Many schools use lower amounts of fake soil as a cost-saving measure, researcher reports

6/23/2016
Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

5/17/2016
Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

5/12/2016
Even Mild Football Head Hits Can Harm Vision

Study of college players raises concerns about repetitive non-concussive impacts

5/11/2016
Study: Ex-NFL Players Aren't at Greater Risk for Suicide

Rate was lower than would be expected among the general population, researchers say

5/2/2016
High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

4/20/2016
Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery

If 'psychosomatic symptoms' were present before head injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to get better, study found

4/11/2016
Study Suggests Brain Damage in 40 Percent of Ex-NFL Players

More than 42 percent also exhibit problems with thinking and memory, researchers say

3/31/2016
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

3/7/2016
Football's Concussion-Prevention Efforts May Be Spurring More Leg Injuries

Study suggests college rules to lessen head injuries might be causing more knee, ankle problems

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/1/2016
Pricier Football Helmets Don't Offer Extra Protection: Report

Lab test ratings also a poor guide to whether helmet can shield high school players, researchers say

2/5/2016
NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say

Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions