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Football players trade brain damage for scholarships

Many kids continue to play football in hopes of getting a college scholarship, despite well-documented brain injuries that often result.

Md. moves to keep young kids safe from football

A bill has been filed in the Md. Gen. Assembly that would restrict where students younger than high school can play football.

Was E. St. Louis football negligent about brain injury?

Former football player at E. St. Louis HS: coach & district were negligent in 2008, causing him to suffer permanent brain damage.

Football participation down in Chicago suburbs

High school football participation is down. Research that shows the sport leads to higher concussion and lower mental functioning is to blame.

Bad idea: Playing football before age 12

Repeated head impacts can lead to long-term consequences; do what you can at all levels in all sports to minimize these repeated hits.

Concussion recovery longer in brain than clinically

Even after athletes are cleared to return to play following a concussion, the brain still might not have fully recovered, new research suggests.

Continued brain training can help concussion victims

Learning about the brain after traumatic brain injury can help with the long-term recovery process; how the training works is a mystery.

Likely to get a concussion: female soccer players

Girls are more likely than boys to suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, according to another study out of Northwestern Univ.

Head injury can lead to genetic changes in brain

A traumatic brain injury could alter master genes and increase your risk of developing certain brain diseases, like ADHD, Alzheimer's, and autism.

Women more likely to suffer sports concussion

For unknown reasons, women are more likely to suffer sport-related concussions than men, new research from the American Academy of Neurology finds.