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Local Doctor Talks Concussions, Vitamin D, Germs

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest concussion study, the benefits of Vitamin D and what people can do to avoid catching nasty germs.

03/07/2012

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Former Cowboys Lineman Sues NFL Over Concussions

Michael Myers’ lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Houston. It accuses the NFL of negligence, fraud and conspiracy in its handling of head injuries.

02/28/2012

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More Players Join NFL Concussion Suits; File In PA

A third lawsuit has been filed in Philadelphia by retired NFL players over brain injuries allegedly caused by on-field concussions

01/19/2012

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NBA Institutes New Concussion Policy

The league said in March that it was considering a concussion policy after a spate of players missing games with concussion-like symptoms, including All-Star Chris Paul.

12/12/2011

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Doctor Offers Insight On Football Concussions

Football is a big deal in Texas. But should parents of high school and college students be concerned about the threat of concussions?

12/01/2011

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Longhorns Player Quits Football Due To Concussions

Texas junior safety Nolan Brewster is quitting football because of concussions and post-traumatic migraine headaches.

09/26/2011

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Parents Scrum Over Tackling In Youth Football

Weighing in at 54 pounds, Adam Henderson, Jr. is the newest player for the West Side Mighty Cowboys. “I get to run the ball.” This 7-year-old may be small, but his father’s ready to put him on the field.

09/21/2011

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Will New Rules Reduce Football-Related Head Injuries?

Nationwide, studies indicate more than 60,000 concussions occur every year in high school students, most of them on the football field.

09/19/2011

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State Legislation Would Ban Older Football Helmets

Public school districts wouldn’t be allowed to use older football helmets under legislation passed by the Texas Legislature. The Texas Senate gave final approval Monday to a bill that bans schools from using helmets 16 years old or older.

05/23/2011

Tre Newton, son of former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton, takes a hit as a Texas Longhorn. (credit: Eagle Photo/Stuart Villanueva)

Former Cowboys Star Advises Son Against Football

Studies show athletic-related concussions are on the rise at an alarming rate. CBS 11 News investigates why some sports medicine experts say North Texas schools aren’t doing enough to keep children safe.

04/28/2011

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MLB & Union Announce New Concussion Protocols

A committee of experts has formulated a policy that will govern the manner in which concussions are initially diagnosed and the determination of when a player, or umpire, may return to the field.

03/29/2011

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