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Concussions

Accelerometer (credit: CBS 11 News)

New Device Could Guard Against Football-Related Concussions

Concussions are a huge concern for football players, especially younger players.

10/29/2013

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, looks on dueing pre-race ceremonies during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR To Mandate Baseline Concussion Testing

NASCAR only recommended the testing this season, but indicated to drivers that a preseason baseline screening could become mandatory as early as 2014.

10/24/2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06:  NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson speaks onstage during the "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis" panel at the PBS portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Author Joins K&C To Present Counter Argument To PBS Documentary

The K&C Masterpiece had guest Daniel J. Flynn, author of “The War on Football”, on to present a contrasting position to PBS’ recent documentary.

10/10/2013

A general view of the NFL logo on the field at Texas Stadium on December 31, 2006 in Irving, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lawyer Believes Concussion Deal Will Succeed

A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL says the league stepped up to the plate, and the game will be better because of the litigation.

09/19/2013

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Concussion Deal May Not Be End Of NFL Legal Battle

Troy Aikman still wants to know what league officials knew about the injuries and when they knew it. And John Lynch said he has been told more lawsuits will be brought.

09/04/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Goodell: Settlement ‘Significant Amount Of Money’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league’s $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport’s revenues.

09/04/2013

Brain Scan, Concussion, MRI

Studying The Effects Of Concussions On Young Athletes

The pressure to play hard is the norm for so many young athletes. Yet sometimes, the intensity of the game can push students too far, leading to a serious injury like a concussion.

08/30/2013

A general view of the NFL logo on the field at Texas Stadium on December 31, 2006 in Irving, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Players Have Mixed Emotions On NFL Concussion Settlement

Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.

08/30/2013

Class Of 2006 Pro Football Enshrinement Ceremony

Rayfield Wright Calls Concussion Settlement ‘A Start’

Former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Rayfield Wright calls the NFL’s settlement with former players a start.

08/30/2013

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Retired NFL Player Talks Injury & Concussion Settlement

Mitch White was sitting on his couch Thursday,, watching a rerun of a football game, when he saw news scroll across the screen he wasn’t sure could be right. The NFL had settled a lawsuit with 4,500 retired players over head injuries.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

Concussion, Injury

Docs Say Keep Trained Eye On Possible Concussions

A major medical group is updating its guidelines for handling amateur or professional athletes suspected of having a concussion.

03/18/2013

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Safety Group: Student Athletes Need Bill Of Rights

A coalition of more than 100 groups is recommending that student athletes have access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment.

02/06/2013

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