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Concussion sidelines Vikings' QB Brett Favre for Tuesday night's game against the Eagles

Boxing champ Micky Ward subject of the movie "The Fighter" pledges brain to BU

NFL sees 21% increase in reported concussions over last season

German researchers find 10-20% of boxers have persistent impairment from brain trauma

American Academy of Neurology: Concussed athletes should see a specialist before returning to play

Mayo Clinic Hockey Summit recommendations include ban on all hits to the head at all levels

Army identifies blood protein marker which may help identify brain injuries including concussions

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NFL toughens stance on concussions, acknowledging long-term risks and life-changing potential

Recently released NFL helmet-impact test results should not be applied to collegiate, high school or youth helmets

NFL considers changes to camps and practices to limit concussions; concerned about sub-concussive hits

NCAA makes 3-man wedge illegal this year hoping to reduce concussions, same as NFL

Tennessee tightens concussion policies for coming school year

Study suggests athletes may need even more time after concussion to fully heal

NJ female teen athlete suffered 15 concussions now struggles daily

DC MLS star Namoff suspends career due to lingering symptoms from concussion suffered Sept 09

MLB All-Star players choosing reinforced helmets to reduce head injuries

Neuroplasticity: can our brains grow, change, and heal themselves at any age?

Emergency room visits for kids with head injuries increased 43% in the last five years

LaPorta passes neuropsychological test but doctors don't allow him to return to play

Indians LaPorta shows no sign of concussion after on-field collision and CT scan

High school softball adds concussion rule

Pro soccer player Twellman ends season due to symptoms from concussion suffered 2 years ago

Former Bengals receiver who died of unrelated causes showed signs of trauma-related brain damage at age 26

Pirates players collide leaving second baseman unconscious; out for series with concussion

Study shows most parents unaware of their local school's concussion policies

Six-yr-old sustains concussion attempting flip off diving board

Quebec bans bodychecking in youth hockey and reduces concussions significantly

Pro hockey player suffers post-concussion syndrome, symptoms originally confused with flu

Canadian amateur football association implements concussion rules to protect all amateur players

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ESPN's  Preston Plevetes' concussion story, former La Salle football player

Zackery Lystedt inspired WA State's concussion law, the Lystedt Law

Eagles wide receiver felt pressured by asst coach to return after concussion last season

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latest concussion news...

    12/28/10  Concussion sidelines Vikings' QB Brett Favre for Tuesday night's game against the Eagles, rookie Webb to start

   12/26/10  Vikings' QB Farve gets more time to heal from last week's concussion, Sunday's game postponed until Tuesday due to snow
   12/22/10  Colts' WR Austin Collie placed on IR after seson-ending concussion in Sunday's game
   12/20/10  Vikings' QB Brett Farve leaves Monday night's game against Bears with head injury
   12/19/10  Colts' Collie out again with second concussin in seven weeks, missed last 4 out of 5 games after injury Nov 7
   12/19/10  Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers will miss Sunday's game after second concussion in 9 weeks
   12/16/10  Former boxing champ "Irish" Micky Ward, subject of the movie "The Fighter" pledges brain to BU
   12/13/10  Reported concussions up 21 percent from 2009 - ESPN
   12/12/10  Packers' QB Aaron Rogers suffers concussion, second since October
   12/11/10  German researchers find 10-20% of boxers suffer persistent impairment from brain trauma
    12/6/10  Chargers' RB Sproles suffers concussion on helmet-to-helmet hit but no penalty called; ruled he was not a defenseless player, therefore it's legal
    12/3/10  Bruins' Savard returns to a standing ovation after long road back from concussion
    12/1/10  Minnesota Wild center Bouchard cleared to play Wed after concussion March 2009, missed 112 games
    11/30/10  NCAA hoops star Ronald Nored (Butler) hits opponent's head, suffers concussion and may be out against Duke this Sat

    11/26/10  Alabama QB McElroy out with concussion in loss against Auburn, his second head injury since early October

    11/22/10  NHL Bruins' Marc Savard cleared for first full team practice since concussion March 7th
    11/21/10  Colts receiver Austin Collie suffers another concussion in his first game back after 2 weeks off to heal from another.  Doctors take his helmet

    11/21/10  NHL Bruins Krejci plays for the first time since his concussion Nov. 6th, missed 6 games
    11/19/10  UCLA QB suffers concussion against UW, couldn't remember plays
    11/18/10  Pop Warner updates concussion policy and establishes medical advisory board
    11/17/10  BYU defensive back Steven Thomas ends football career due to concussions
    11/16/10  Univ. of Texas Longhorns Tre Newton, 21, quits football after suffering multiple concussions
    11/14/10  Steelers' WR Hines Ward leaves game with concussion
    11/11/10  Seahawks QB Hasselbeck cleared to play this Sunday after concussion 2 weeks ago; says hurdles to returning are much greater now
Naval Academy's all-time touchdown leader QB Ricky Dobbs questionable for Saturday due to concussion
    11/7/10  NFL concussions for Sunday 11/7:  Eagles/Jean-Gilles, Colts/Collie, Raiders/Branch, Panthers/Stewart, Lions/Smith being evaluated
    11/7/10  Boston Bruins' forward David Krejci hits boards and suffers concussion in OT
    11/5/10  Steelers' linebacker Jams Harrison fined $100K for 3 hits so far, latest was Saints QB Drew Brees on Sunday
    11/3/10  Five-time MLS All-Star Taylor Twellman retires at 30 after battling post-concussion syndrome for two years
    11/1/10  American Academy of Neurologists: Concussed athletes should see a specialist before returning to play
    10/29/10  Kansas high school football player dies from injury suffered during game, had a concussion earlier in the season
    10/28/10  Brain changes found on scans of high school athletes who did not have concussion symptoms
    10/26/10  Eagles' DeSean Jackson said big hit felt "like a car accident", hasn't been cleared to return to play just yet
    10/25/10  NFL players adjust to new concussion concerns, some modify hits
    10/22/10  Watch the 4 min. video the NFL sent to all 32 teams to clarify the illegal hits issue
    10/21/10  Mayo Clinic Hockey Summit recommendations include a ban on all hits to the head at all levels
    10/19/10  NFL fines three players a total of $175,000 for Sunday's hits, but no suspensions
    10/18/10  NFL may change policy on helmet-to-helmet hits after devastating weekend
    10/17/10  NFL under fire to eliminate hard hits to the head after multiple incidents in Sunday's games
    10/16/10  Eagles WR DeSean Jackson suffers concussion after violent hit by Falcons Robinson; Robinson flagged
    10/16/10  Detoit Red Wings' Johan Franzen hoping to play Thursday, sat out Saturday's game with concussion, had subdural hematoma in 2008 | MLive.com
    10/16/10  Army identifies blood protein marker which may help identify concussions
    10/1310  Bears QB Cutler ready to play Sunday after concussion 2 weeks ago; remembers feeling woozy in 2nd half but played the whole game
    10/11/10  Rep. George Miller (D-CA) who introduced national concussion legislation, lauches concussion awareness campaign in home state
    10/10/10  NHL Thrashers goalie Pavelec has concussion after mysteriously falling unconscious on the ice at season opener, undergoing tests
    10/06/10  NHL veteran Laperriere told to retire due to post-concussion symptoms and nerve damage to his right eye
    10/06/10  New study finds high school football players can have 1800 hits to the head in one season
    10/05/10  New NHL rule seeks to curb concussions half of which come from blindside hits
    10/3/10  Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler (concussion) won't return against New York Giants - ESPN Chicago
    9/30/10  USA Football, which governs all youth and amateur football in the US has updated their coaches education program to include concussion training and over 30,000  have completed the course
    9/28/10  Flyers Laperriere out indefinitely with post-concussion syndrome from concussion in April "I lied to myself".
    9/26/10  Bruins Marc Savard may start season on long-term injury reserve due to post-concussion syndrome
    9/24/10  SportsConcussions.org's advisors Drs. Gioia and Herring testify before Congress in favor of national concussion legislation
    9/22/10  What becomes of athletes later in life who suffer concussions when young?
    9/20/10  Eagles' Stewart Bradley stumbled off the field with a concussion on Sunday but expected to play next week
    9/18/10  Cardinals' Jason LaRue says his career is over after concussion suffered in brawl Aug 10 against Reds
    9/18/10  Boston Bruins' Marc Savard out of training camp with post-concussion symptoms from March 7 concussion
     9/15/10  Eagles Kolb and Bradley still out with concussions, both returned to same game after injury
     9/14/10  Chicago Bears linebacker Hillenmeyer out for season after falling ill during Sunday's game; believed he was healed from pre-season concussion
      9/13/10  21-yr-old football player Owen Thomas showed evidence of trauma-induced brain disease (CTE), no history of concussions
      9/12/10  Eagles QB Kolb and LB Stewart Bradley reportedly return to same game after sustaining concussions
      9/12/10  Giants tight end Boss leaves season-opener with concussion and neck injury
      9/10/10  Yankees catcher Jorge Posada taking time to return after concussion
      9/08/10  Notre Dame senior center suffers second concussion since mid-August, may end football career
      9/08/10  Giants Triple-A infielder hit in head by 100-mph fastball plays for 8 innings, now out with concussion
      9/6/10  Two NFL players fined $7500 each for head/helmet hits; one led to concussion/ NFL video
      9/3/10  Baseball concussions receiving more attention- LA Times
      9/2/10  Day after 21-yr-old Azarenka collapses on court during US Open with concussion, she and partner withdraw from doubles
      8/31/10  Doctors send Twins Morneau home; concussion symptoms persist after July 8 injury
       8/29/10  ER visits for concussions rise significantly for youth athletes
       8/25/10  Rhode Island high school football player requires surgery after head injury during Mondays' practice
      8/24/10  World Hockey Summit panelists discuss postponing bodychecking until age 13 to decrease chance of concussions
      8/23/10  Baltimore Ravens' offensive tackle Oniel Cousins carted off field with concussion last Wednesday, still feeling effects
      8/21/10  W Va schools require concussed athletes to be evaluated immediately by medical personnel
      8/19/10  Canada.com reports at least seven ex-Canadian Football League players diagnosed with ALS; new study reveals potential link to concussions
      8/18/10  Twins Justin Morneau still feeling the effects of his concussion 41 days ago
      8/17/10  Study says brain trauma can mimic Lou Gehrig's disease
      8/15/10  Mets' Jason Bay's delayed diagnosis: concussion was the result of whiplash not impact, may cost him his season
      8/13/10  All Division II schools required to file concussion management plans by Monday
      8/11/10  Seahawks' Aaron Curry is NFL's first "test case" for concussions; treated by SportsConcussions.org's advisor Dr. Stan Herring
      8/9/10  Florida officials examine the impact that new national concussion regulations will have on high school sports 
      7/31/10  Sean Morey, 34, co-chair of NFLPA's concussion committee retires from Seattle Seahawks
      7/26/10  NFL toughens concussion stance, will display information in all league locker rooms
      7/25/10  NFL helmet-impact test results should not be applied to collegiate, high school,
or youth helmets
      7/23/10  NFL considers changes to training camps and practices in an effort to limit concussions; concerned about sub-concussive hits

      7/22/10  NCAA makes 3-man wedge illegal hoping to reduce concussions this year, same as NFL

      7/19/10  Twins first baseman Morneau set to see concussion specialists due to lingering symptoms, not ready to return after concussion July 7th

      7/19/10  Study suggests physiological imbalances after concussion may need more time to completely resolve, even after symptoms disappear

      7/18/10  NJ teen athlete suffered 15 concussions, now struggles daily
      7/17/10  DC MLS star Byran Namoff suspends career due to lingering symptoms from a concussion sustained in Sept. 2009
      7/15/10  Twins put All-Star first baseman on the disabled list with concussion
      7/13/10  MLB All-Star players choosing reinforced helmets to reduce head injuries
      7/12/10  Neuroplasticity: can our brains grow, change, and heal themselves at any age?
      7/11/10  Emergency room visits for kids with head injuries increased 43% in the last five years
      7/10/10  Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will sit out All-Star Game with concussion after taking knee to the head several days ago in a game
      7/9/10  Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau out for 2nd game with concussion, may miss all star game
      7/8/10  LaPorta passes neuropsychological test but doctors don't allow him to return to play
      7/7/10  Indians LaPorta showing no apparent signs of concussion after on-field collision and CT scan
      7/5/10  Seattle Storm's Lauren Jackson suffers concussion attempting rebound on Sat., may not play Tuesday in NY
      7/3/10  Phillies Ruiz can't return as expected due to unresolved concussion symptoms
      7/1/10  High school softball adds concussion rule
      6/29/10  Former Bengals receiver Chris Henry, who died during a domestic dispute at age 26, had brain damage
      6/27/10  Pirates second baseman loses consciousness after colliding with teammate; out for series with concussion
       6/23/10  Taylor Twellman ends soccer season due to symptoms from concussion suffered two years ago
      6/22/10  Phillies catcher Ruiz put on disabled list 4 days after he's hit in the head by a broken bat and suffers a concussion

      6/21/10  West Virginia Univ football players face heightened concussion awareness and treatment

      6/20/10  Astro's catcher leaves game after hit in head by bat; requires stitches but no concussion

      6/19/10  Harness racing driver in intensive care with severe concussion and broken ankle after spill at the Meadowlands that unseated six drivers
      6/18/10  Minor league first baseman suffers concussion after hit in the head by fastball
      6/17/10  USA Football training required  for all youth coaches in Houston area league, includes concussion awareness course
      6/15/10  Pro wrestler suffers concussion during US Championship match, continues to play for several minutes
      6/14/10 New U of Michigan poll shows parents need more concussion education
      6/11/10  Braves' McLouth put on DL with concussion-like symptoms but not told he has a concussion

      6/11/10  Atlanta Braves' center fielder McLouth collides with teammate; suffers severe headache but medical staff  has not diagnosed injury as a concussion

      6/10/10  Pittsburgh Pirates' catcher still out with concussion symptoms after foul tip off mask
      6/9/10  Quebec bans bodychecking in youth hockey and reduces concussions significantly

      6/8/10  West Virginia high schools adopting new concussion policies mirroring
Nat'l Federation of High School Assoc.

      6/7/10  Tampa Bay's Smith suffered two concussions last year but incorporates boxing into off-season conditioning

      6/5/10   Minnesota Wild's Marc Bouchard suffers post-concussion syndrome 15 months after injury; concussion confused with flu-like symptoms

      6/3/10  MA State Senate unanimously approves concussion bill
      6/3/10  Johns Hopkins Medical and the NFL sponsor a concussion conference in DC for NFL medical personnel and others

      6/2/10  Big Ten Conference medical staffs receive proposed concussion guidelines

      6/1/10  New NFL concussion committee co-chairmen not following in predecessors' footsteps
      5/31/10  NY Jets Brodney Poole only admits to one concussion, not four NBC Sports
      5/29/10  Cleveland Indian's pitcher takes line drive to head from A-Rod Yahoo Sports
      5/28/10  Celtic's GlenDavis says headaches are gone after Wed. concussion; medically cleared to play two days after injury Providence Journal
      5/26/10  Celtic's center Glen Davis suffers concussion and is helped off the court; teammate Daniels suffers one also ESPN
      5/25/10  Members of a House Judiciary Committee panel critcize the NFL's new concussion committee co-chairmen New York Times
      5/23/10  NFL Commissioner Goodell sends letter to 44 governors urging them to adopt concussion laws AP
      5/20/10  US House Committee on Education & Labor hears testimony from high school athletes about the impact of concussions New York Times



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