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Latino Educator Turned Doctor is NFL's, High Schools' Concussion Expert

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- It is no wonder that the National Football League is turning to Dr. Javier Cárdenas for advice in the treatment and prevention of concussions. The 40-year-old neurologist and director of the Barrow Neurological Institute's Concussion Center in Phoenix is a leading expert in the …

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NFL says concussions dropped in 2013

SEATTLE (AP) — Dr. Richard Ellenbogen was working the sideline of a preseason NFL game last month as an unaffiliated neurological consultant when a …

Study: 96% of Deceased NFL Players' Brains Had Degenerative Disease

The brains of 76 out of 79 (96%) of deceased NFL players showed signs of a degenerative brain disease, according to a study released Tuesday by the …

Michigan president criticizes handling of Shane Morris concussion

President Mark Schlissel released a harsh statement on the football team's decision to put its concussed quarterback back in Saturday's game.<p>University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel released a statement Tuesday, harshly criticizing the handling of concussed quarterback Shane Morris in …

Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had …

More Than 1200 Sports Concussions Reported During Fall Season

Indiana schools are reporting student athletes experienced more than 1,200 concussion-related events during the five-month fall athletic …

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Archives: 2014

Chris Borland's early retirement shifts focus of head injuries in NFL

Of all the tumult to follow the<p>National Football Leaguein the past year — including a spate of domestic violence cases and questions about deflated footballs — nothing has roiled the country's most popular sport quite like the retirement of an unheraldedSan Francisco 49erslinebacker.<p>Chris Borland …

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