CHICAGO | The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas was back in his hometown of Lansing, Illinois, for his annual youth football camp. He talked with the media about safety issues in the NFL and risk of lingering effects from concussions.
INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House approved a business tax cut proposal Monday that's expected to be merged with a state Senate-revised measure into one plan that its supporters claim will create jobs for Hoosiers.
Ten days ago in Munster, neurosurgeon Julian Bales, MD, one of the top concussion experts in the nation, appeared at Community Healthcare System's annual neurosurgery symposium.
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.
CHICAGO | Rejecting claims made in a lawsuit concerning concussions, the NCAA said Saturday it has taken steps to protect student athletes from head injuries and that player safety is among the college sports association's core principles.
Over the past five years, there has been a steady increase among players, parents, coaches, and medical professionals in the understanding of the need to sit in the immediate aftermath of concussion. Despite the improved appreciation for the initial gravity of the situation, the question fro…
Since their release eight days ago, the updated Sports Concussion Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology have generated quite the buzz. Every major television network trumpeted the news. Even the Wall Street Journal took interest.
Since becoming effective in July of last year, the Concussion Law in Indiana has generated as many questions as answers.
Because concussion is the diagnosis du jour, more than a few members of the media were quick to question whether it played a role in the monstrosity perpetrated by Jevon Belcher two weeks ago.
It doesn't seem to matter where you are or what sport holds your interest, there's no escaping the controversy of concussion.
Former Chicago Bear linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer has no trouble recalling the blow he took in a 2010 preseason game, the one that effectively ended his eight-year NFL career.
It may be hard to believe on this relatively early date in July but the fall high school sports season in Indiana starts in just 20 days. Illinois will follow suit 10 days later.
Recent columns regarding head injuries in sports -- football, specifically -- have readers thinking about how to save America's game and the boys and men who play it. Here is a sampling, edited for brevity and clarity:
Last week was not a good one for football, hockey, and soccer - at least when it comes to news reports regarding the safety of those games.
A year ago, I interviewed Purdue University director of athletic training education Larry Leverenz, PhD, ATC at the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association's annual meeting. We talked about his ongoing study on the effect of repeated head impacts on high school football players.
ST JOHN | Lake Central athletic director Robin Tobias recently attended a concussion clinic, with athletic trainer Chris Hall, which convinced the pair to change the way in which the high school screens its athletes for possible concussion injuries, Tobias told the Lake Central School Board …
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