Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…
INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.
The late Ted Williams is the best hitter (career .344) of my lifetime. By the time he was 80-years-old, though, he was compelled to enter Fenway Park on a July 1999 night as passenger on a golf cart. It had been nearly four decades since he had played his final game there, an episode eloquen…
A week from now, athletic trainers from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 65th annual Clinical Symposia which runs June 25-28.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed into law 20 proposals approved this month by the General Assembly that are intended to boost career education in Indiana, improve job prospects for Hoosiers and make schools safer.
The NFL and GE announced 16 winning groups in the first round of their $20 million “Head Health Challenge” just six days ago. Looking at the list of winners, three are from outside the United States. Among the American groups, 12 states are represented.
For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.
This column was supposed to be a follow-up to last week's regarding mental health issues among collegiate athletes. However, recent events sometimes have a way of taking over one's best laid plans.
INDIANAPOLIS | The brother of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson endorsed a plan Friday that would require all Indiana youth football coaches be trained in detecting and preventing concussions, but also urged state lawmakers studying the issue not to ignore other youth sports.
What do these three things have in common: boxing, nausea and contusion? Had this article no headline, this might prove to be a riddle of great merit. However, all three of these have some connection to minor traumatic brain injury, more commonly known as a concussion.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70.
Football season may have ended Sunday but concussion season did not. Other sports and recreational activities continue and, with them, hits to the head.
It didn't take long — hours in fact — for members of the media to start pointing the finger at concussion in the wake of the murder-suicide perpetrated by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. In the same breath, memories of the tragedies involving Junior Seau and Dave Duerson were dredged back up.
Concussion care discussed
With the high school football playoffs underway, the season is over or about to be for most teams on both sides of the state line.
Back-to-school physicals involve more than a doctor listening to deep breaths and shining lights into eyes to check for pupil reactions.
A new piece of state legislation hopes to put behind the days of writing off blows to the head as a normal part of student sports.
On Thursday, 80-plus lawsuits filed by more than 2,000 ex-players against the National Football League were consolidated into one action in Philadelphia federal court. With that news, the unrelenting assault on football continued.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will consider a policy regarding student athletes and concussions.
Are we seeing concussions way more than we used to?
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