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Same-day return to play common after concussion

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Students who may have suffered a concussion during sports should not return to play until they have healed. Despite medical warnings, that doesn't always happen.

IL concussion diagnoses up over 5 years

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More IL students were diagnosed with concussions last year than in 2010, reflecting an increased awareness of concussion in youth sports.

New contact rules reduce football head impacts

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Football players sustain fewer impacts to the head following a policy change that aims to reduce full-contact practices (U.Mich.).

New pics of brain cells after a concussion

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If we study concussions with no injured football players or brain biopsies, but just cell cultures, we can understand brain trauma at a cellular level.

Maryland settles lawsuit over sport concussions

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Derek Sheely died from head injuries suffered during football practice at a Maryland university. His family sued, and the suit has now been settled.

Brain still not normal 6 months after concussion

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Changes in the brain persist, even 6 months after a concussion on the football field, even though athletes say they feel fine.

Would cutting football shock IL into a budget?

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Should IL do something drastic to try to get the state government to approve a budget for the current fiscal year? What a disgrace!

NFL said to ignore physics in Deflategate

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Super Bowl 50 is today. How does the NFL get along with real science, civility, and parenting in the 21st century?

Imagine tackling drills without helmets

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University researchers say they may have some ways to reduce C.T.E. and concussions in non-pro football players: practice tackling without helmets.

Movie review: Concussion

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In the work of Dr Bennet Omalu, we see a true American hero, one who is working to ease the suffering of a players who play one of our favorite games.