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JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease

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…

July 07, 2014 5:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Heat rises above head at NATA conference

INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.

June 30, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: MLB should bid tobacco adieu

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…

June 23, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Good time to look at local safety as ATCs gather in Indy

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.

June 16, 2014 4:30 pm

Pence approves education, career training, school safety laws

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.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana leads Head Health Challenge

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.

January 27, 2014 6:30 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Are injury prevention priorities misplaced?

For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.

January 06, 2014 6:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: No denying Frontline's concussion concern

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.

October 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Indiana lawmakers study how to prevent concussions for youth athletes

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.

September 13, 2013 3:10 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Concussions more than just a sports injury

YOUNG VOICES: Concussions more than just a sports injury

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.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
Concussion deal 'a good gesture,' player says

Concussion deal 'a good gesture,' player says

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Concussion season is never ending

Football season may have ended Sunday but concussion season did not. Other sports and recreational activities continue and, with them, hits to the head.

February 04, 2013 6:30 pm
JOHN DOHERTY: Keep concussions in perspective in wake of Chiefs tragedy

JOHN DOHERTY: Keep concussions in perspective in wake of Chiefs tragedy

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.

December 03, 2012 3:52 pm Photos


HEALTH BRIEFS: Program to highlight concussion, sports link

Concussion care discussed

December 03, 2012 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Pediatricians boost cheerleading safety

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.

October 22, 2012 6:30 pm

From saying 'ahhh' to talking tanning: Physicals have evolved with technology

Back-to-school physicals involve more than a doctor listening to deep breaths and shining lights into eyes to check for pupil reactions.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am

Head injury law takes effect to raise awareness of concussion dangers

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.

July 02, 2012 6:25 pm
JOHN DOHERTY: Unexpected results in Mayo Clinic football study

JOHN DOHERTY: Unexpected results in Mayo Clinic football study

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.

June 11, 2012 5:00 pm

School board to consider policy on concussions

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will consider a policy regarding student athletes and concussions.

March 19, 2012 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Concussion numbers staggering up thanks to recognition

Are we seeing concussions way more than we used to?

October 10, 2011 10:00 pm
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