- Rabid raccoon bites Bridgeport resident Updated: Feb-08-16 12:28 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - A Bridgeport resident who was bitten by a raccoon that tested positive for rabies is receiving the vaccine to treat the disease.
- Vet's three-year battle with Montana VA ends in victory Updated: Feb-07-16 2:01 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Administration over his traumatic brain injury.
- Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.
- Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever Updated: Feb-06-16 1:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached.
- Former LB Bill Romanowski: Most NFL players likely have CTE Updated: Feb-05-16 7:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late Raiders quarterback and Hall of Fame finalist Ken Stabler had been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE.
- Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players Updated: Feb-05-16 2:55 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.
- J.J. Watt feels concussions are an expected injury Updated: Feb-05-16 12:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by NFL players.
- SUV strikes parked patrol car; trooper suffers leg injury Updated: Feb-05-16 11:43 am
PALMER, Alaska - An Alaska State Trooper responding to a vehicle in a ditch in Palmer was injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed into his parked patrol car.
- Officials: Rabid pit bull bites 3 people, several dogs Updated: Feb-05-16 4:36 am
ABERDEEN, New Jersey - Authorities say a rabid pit bull bit at least three people and several dogs in central New Jersey.
- NFL critic crashes news conference about concussions Updated: Feb-04-16 9:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - An uninvited guest at the NFL's annual pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski stood nearby and listened Thursday as one of the league's chief advisers about concussions declined to acknowledge a link between football and the brain disease called CTE.
- Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready for fight Updated: Feb-04-16 6:49 pm
MIAMI - Florida's warm climate, year-round mosquitoes and revolving door of international travelers make it vulnerable to the Zika virus, but local governments here have a history of fighting off outbreaks before they become widespread.
- Clearwater Paper worker hospitalized for chemical burns Updated: Feb-04-16 11:44 am
LEWISTON, Idaho - An Idaho factory worker has been hospitalized after suffering chemical burns.
- Baker: DCF got full report Friday of 3-year-old boy who died Updated: Feb-03-16 6:33 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker said his administration is cooperating with the investigation into the death of a 3-year-old boy who suffered traumatic injuries at his Boston home last weekend.
- Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas Updated: Feb-03-16 2:33 am
DALLAS - Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
- Concussions prompt UTSA QB Bogenschutz to quit football Updated: Feb-02-16 4:10 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Calling it "one of the toughest situations" in his life, UTSA sophomore quarterback Blake Bogenschutz said Tuesday he is giving up football because of lingering concussion-like symptoms.
- Controlling mosquitoes will protect against Zika virus Updated: Feb-02-16 4:05 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University medical entomologist says taking steps to control mosquitoes and prevent bites can go a long way to protecting public health and curbing transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus.
- King County trauma center to offer care in community clinics Updated: Feb-01-16 9:43 pm
SEATTLE - King County's regional trauma center will be offering health care in community clinics under a new 10-year agreement announced Monday.
- AP survey: Concussions not most NFL players' chief concern Updated: Feb-01-16 11:21 am
During a 15-year NFL career that sent him pinballing over the middle of the field too many times to count, absorbing hits as wicked as they come, former Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley endured injuries that literally ran from head to toe.
- Aikman: experience can be 'overrated' going into Super Bowl Updated: Jan-27-16 7:44 pm
NEW YORK - If Cam Newton has the type of Super Bowl debut Troy Aikman did, the Carolina Panthers will be in good shape for the Super Bowl.
- Former NFL safety Sash diagnosed with CTE Updated: Jan-26-16 8:47 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
- Judge OKs reworked NCAA concussions deal - with changes Updated: Jan-26-16 6:36 pm
CHICAGO - A federal judge gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a reworked head-injury settlement between thousands of former athletes and the NCAA that includes a $70 million fund to pay for brain trauma testing and limits legal immunity for the nation's largest college sports governing body.
- Injured bald eagle found on ground in Beaumont euthanized Updated: Jan-26-16 6:13 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - An injured bald eagle found on the ground near an elevated electrical transmission line in Southeast Texas suffered burns and had to be euthanized.
- Dallas VA complex features Women Veterans Wall of Honor Updated: Jan-26-16 12:32 pm
DALLAS - Eva Fulton vividly remembers that day, almost 24 years ago.
- 80-year-old woman found dead outside of home Updated: Jan-26-16 5:07 am
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia - Authorities say an 80-year-old Henry County woman found lying outside of her home died from hypothermia.
- Exploding e-cigarette battery severely burns 26-year-old man Updated: Jan-26-16 5:00 am
TILTON, New Hampshire - A 26-year-old New Hampshire man suffered severe burns on his legs and hands after the battery of an electric cigarette suddenly exploded in his pocket.