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JOHN DOHERTY: Objecting to orthopedic offerings for the 'old'

Dear John: I read your article: "Orthopedic doctors group advocates ACL actions." (The Times, September 23, 2014) In it, you mention that for 18 to 35 year olds surgery is an absolute must, but for older, less-active patients, they may not want to consider surgery but, instead, just go with …

September 29, 2014 5:10 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: AAOS Advocates ACL Actions

In the aftermath of a tear of the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), patient and family — while mourning the loss of a season and possibly a career — must decide the whens, whys, and wherefores of reconstructive surgery.

September 22, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Chemicals fuel explosions on and off field

In the midst of what has been described by multiple media mavens as the NFL’s “worst week,” the league finally reached agreement with its union to start testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

September 15, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Challenge ... It's How You Play the Game

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter asked if I had heard that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge had started with an afflicted Red Sox fan in front of the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Unfortunately, I told her, I knew all too well.

September 08, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Wally Pipp leading to a still-stewing story

As I walked out of the Munster locker room in the aftermath of the Mustangs’ victory over Chesterton on Friday night, I overheard Times sportswriter Jim Peters interviewing Mustang running back Dom Lucito by the door. As I passed by, Lucito was explaining he first entered the line-up in 2013…

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: New study smudges shine on STAR system

For the past year or so, local television stations nationwide — two in Indianapolis — have featured news stories about the supposedly scandalous state of football helmets in high schools and junior highs in their coverage areas.

August 25, 2014 6:01 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

NEW YORK | Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances.

August 09, 2014 5:05 pm
Doctors say Pacers' George faces long rehab process

Doctors say Pacers' George faces long rehab process

INDIANAPOLIS | Doctors say Paul George's biggest battle is yet to come, and it may take a year or more before he returns to the Pacers lineup.

August 02, 2014 5:00 pm
Doctors say George faces long rehab process

Doctors say George faces long rehab process

The Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday in Las Vegas.

August 02, 2014 3:33 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Public over-aware but under-informed about concussions

CHICAGO | When the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued its updated guidelines for the management of concussion last year, the organization received a dose of criticism in this space and the New York Times for being late to the game.

July 14, 2014 6:22 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
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 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

Study: Concussions less prevalent in young players

INDIANAPOLIS | A new study shows youth football players are diagnosed with fewer concussions than other injuries.

February 19, 2014 6:30 pm
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

In another sign of the growing concern about head trauma in sports, the NHL and the U.S. ski team will each have at least one concussion expert at the Sochi Olympics.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Dr. Jeff Kutcher is going to Russia as a volunteer for the U.S. Olympic Committee to look out for the well-being of Americans’ neurological health in every sport.

February 04, 2014 11:22 am
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