The New York Times reports wholesale changes in the National Football League’s (NFL) concussion committee.  This is the same committee that has been reprimanded by Congress because they feel the committee hasn’t done enough to protect NFL players. It’s no secret that concussions in the National Football League have become a oft-discussed topic in the…

One thing is clear after yesterday’s hearing:  congress wants the National Football League (NFL) to do more about preventing concussions and head injuries for its players. The two new chairmen of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee were unable to answer all the questions from the House Judiciary Committee.  As such, two House Representatives…

Every Sunday for 21 weeks, over 1,600 men go through the equivalent of several car accidents for the enjoyment of millions of football fans across the world.  During this time, traumatic brain injuries may occur that change these players’ lives after their playing is over. The National Football League has been taking more initiative to…

The National Football League and other governing football bodies has come under scrutiny of former players and parents who want there to be more guidelines when it comes to dealing with concussions in players. Several players and doctors have come forward with their experience on how sports-related brain injuries were diagnosed and treated within the…

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine has a growing list of current and retired NFL players who volunteered to donate their brains for research in brain injury treatment and prevention.  These NFL players are stepping up to help doctors and scientists with a problem that is not just…

The NFL needs to take better care of its players. The number of players getting concussions has begun to rise in the last several years, and members of the NFL’s Players Association have attributed that to football helmets not being good enough.  Football helmets are the most important thing to a player trying to prevent…

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