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Brain Injuries

(Former NFL player Brent Boyd, sitting next to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, rubs his head during a 2009 hearing of the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries.  Credit: Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Former Eagle Bill Bergey Delighted NFL Is Settling Concussion Lawsuit

Bergey says he got involved in the players’ lawsuit as a matter of principle for those who are suffering the persistent effects of brain injuries.

08/29/2013

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More Concussions In The NHL Despite New Rule

Despite changes to the rules of hockey regarding bodychecking to the head, the changes did not reduce the number of concussions incurred by players of the NHL.

07/26/2013

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NFL, Ex-Players Prep For Battle Over Concussions

With perhaps billions of dollars at stake, a hearing Tuesday over concussion litigation filed against the NFL promises to be a contest between legal lions.

04/08/2013

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Seau Lawsuits Merged With Pa. NFL Concussion Case

A pair of wrongful-death lawsuits over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau have been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia.

04/02/2013

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Mysteries Of The Brain

In a medical condition called anosognosia, some alert and talking individuals who are paralyzed on one side of their bodies have no awareness of their paralysis and they claim their paralyzed limbs can still move.

08/24/2012

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Neural Interface Systems

Put in simplest terms, neural interface systems take messages from the brain – in people who have been paralyzed – and actually can lead to movement in robotic arms.

05/21/2012

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Put Helmets On Active Kids

If your children like to bike or skateboard or are very active with scooters or other fast moving street and driveway play things please take the time to get them helmets.

05/03/2012

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Health: New Treatment Could Prevent Severe Disabilities In Trauma Patients

Traumatic brain injuries are often fatal or leave people with severe disabilities. Now a breakthrough treatment is being tested here in Philadelphia that could change everything.

03/06/2012

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Camden County Honors Its Veterans Dealing With Brain Injuries

At a ceremony in Cherry Hill, nine veterans received medals from the Camden County Veterans Affairs office.

11/10/2011

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Seeing May Not Be Believing

According to a report in the journal Nature, people who are born blind and have learned to detect things by touch become quite confused if they have their site restored.

04/11/2011

Concussions Are More Than A Headache For The NFL

The NFL has always worked with the philosophy get the players back as soon as it is safe, but research suggests keeping them out as long as possible to minimize damage.

09/28/2010

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