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New York Times Editorial: Preventing Sports Concussions Among Children

October 8, 2012 | News Stories

Preventing Sports Concussions Among Children By ROBERT C. CANTU Published: October 6, 2012 This fall, about three million children younger than 14 are playing organized tackle football in the United States. Is that a good thing? For many parents and coaches, that means three million children are getting some pretty serious exercise, hanging out with […]


“Head Games” film explores perils of sports concussions

September 19, 2012 | News Stories

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When a concussion forced WWE’s Christopher Nowinski to retire in 2004, the professional wrestler and former Harvard football player wanted to understand his condition better and set out to raise awareness for sports head trauma. The result was his 2006 book “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis” and a new career as […]


Pittsburgh Steelers raise concussion awareness

August 30, 2012 | News Stories

Steelers raise concussion awareness Thursday, August 30, 2012   THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Steelers are teaming up with a leading concussion specialist to educate young athletes on how to avoid head injuries. ASSOCIATED PRESS Buccaneers’ Mossis Madu trying to tackle Redskins’ Brandon Banks in a preseason game Wednesday night. The team is touting the “Don’t […]


Ex-Colts LB pays price for ‘seek-and-destroy’ career

August 17, 2012 | News Stories

Jeff Herrod was the heavy-hitting, pulsating heart of the Colts defense, a self-described “seek-and-destroy” linebacker.  He led the Colts in tackling for seven seasons before retiring in 1998. But now, at age 46, Herrod said he’s paying a big price. Migraines and memory loss. Sleep issues and sensitivity to light. Full-body pain. Blink-of-an-eye mood swings. […]


Study: New Rule Reduced Concussions on NFL Kickoffs

August 10, 2012 | News Stories

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Changes to the NFL’s kickoff rules appear to account for a slight decline in the number of concussions reported across the league last season, according to a consulting firm’s study of injury data provided by the NFL Players Association. Jesse David, senior vice president at Edgeworth Economics, said the number […]


BIAK announces roll out of new web site

July 29, 2012 | News Stories

At its Annual Meeting on July 18, the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky unveiled the website developed by virtue of HR58 of the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly. A joint project with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, Norton Healthcare and other medical organizations, this site is designed to give parents and the general public the latest concussion information. Non […]