- Many children go to primary care for concussions, not the ER Updated: May-31-16 2:25 pm
New research confirms that relying on emergency room data to estimate the prevalence of childhood concussions doesn't deliver a complete picture because many seek treatment in primary care.
- Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors Updated: May-28-16 12:24 pm
LINCOLN, Vermont - A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he's helping other survivors do the same.
- Goodell reaffirms NFL's concussion research role Updated: May-26-16 5:54 pm
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.
- Bianchi's family taking legal action following his death Updated: May-26-16 6:42 am
MONACO - The family of Jules Bianchi is taking legal action against motorsport's governing body, the Marussia team and Formula One Management following the French driver's death from head injuries.
- NFL doctor sends strong response to House report Updated: May-24-16 11:10 pm
SEATTLE - The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted by a committee handling a report during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.
- Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE Updated: May-24-16 5:17 pm
BOSTON - Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.
- Minnesota woman survives 100-foot fall during Arizona hike Updated: May-24-16 2:50 pm
KINGMAN, Arizona - A hiker from Minnesota has been rescued after falling 100 feet from a cliff in northwestern Arizona and spending 24 hours stranded with serious injuries.
- Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries Updated: May-23-16 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.
- Judge limits helmet evidence in college football death suit Updated: May-20-16 6:45 pm
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - A Maryland judge on Friday limited the evidence a jury will hear about football helmets in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the head-injury death of a Frostburg State University football player in 2011.
- Penn State player had symptoms for years before filing suit Updated: May-19-16 6:06 pm
NEW YORK - The former Penn State football player who is suing the school and the NCAA over their handling of concussions says he has been dealing with dizziness, headaches, memory loss and other symptoms for 26 years.
- Injured ballerina works her way back to the stage Updated: May-19-16 6:01 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Ballerina Lucila Munaretto refused to accept what her doctors told her after a rollerblading accident left her with serious brain and spine injuries - that she might never dance again.
- Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions Updated: May-18-16 8:55 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former Old Dominion University wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying that despite being knocked out three times over a six-week period and exhibiting symptoms of concussions, coaches failed to refer him for medical treatment.
- Dartmouth coach: Tackle-free practice reduces concussions Updated: May-13-16 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens makes a promise to recruited players before they take the field: "In four years, you will never tackle another Dartmouth football player."
- Pop Warner bans kickoffs in 3 youngest age divisions Updated: May-12-16 6:11 pm
LANGHORNE, Pennsylvania - Pop Warner said Thursday it is eliminating kickoffs in its three youngest football divisions, another safety-focused rules change sure to be noticed and discussed at higher levels of the game.
- Suicides rarer in some ex-NFL players but questions remain Updated: May-11-16 11:06 am
CHICAGO - Government research on more than 3,000 retired NFL players says suicides were less common among men in this group than in the general population.
- Student suffers head injury after jumping in retention pond Updated: May-10-16 1:01 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Authorities say a 16-year-old has been flown to a hospital after diving head-first into a retention pond near a Lawrence high school.
- Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit Updated: May-04-16 11:25 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A university in Ohio will pay $712,000 to a former football player who said the team's coaches and medical staff didn't pull him from practice right away after he suffered multiple concussions that led to a permanent brain injury.
- Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age Updated: May-02-16 9:50 pm
CHICAGO - Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.
- Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise Updated: May-02-16 8:22 am
CHICAGO - Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.