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Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalitis, is a term that meant very little to the vast majority of physicians before the last year or so but CTE is now a hot button issue in sports where head trauma is a significant risk.

01/28/2013

Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots - Wild Card Round

Junior Seau’s Family Suing The NFL Over Brain Injuries

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming his suicide was the result of football related brain injury.

01/23/2013

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Vick, McCoy Ruled Out For Thursday

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for the Eagles vs. Bengals game.

12/12/2012

Concussions

New Study Shows Lasting Effects In Children Who Suffer Concussions

NFL players and other professional athletes get most of the attention for concussions, but a new report from the Journal of Neuroscience says younger athletes are even more at risk.

12/12/2012

(Michael Vick leaves the field after he was hit on a play in the first quarter of a preseason game against the New England Patriots.  credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Michael Vick Does Not Pass Concussion Test, Foles To Start

Michael Vick did not pass his concussion test, Nick Foles to start against Cowboys.

11/29/2012

Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles

Vick Has A ‘Pretty Significant’ Concussion, Foles Likely To Start

Michael Vick suffered a “pretty significant’ concussion and told the quarterback to stay home Monday and rest.

11/12/2012

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NFL Players At Greater Risk Of Alzheimer’s And ALS, Study Says

Coinciding with the start of the NFL season, a new study sheds some light on how dangerous the sport can be for the men who play it for a living.

09/06/2012

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NFL Pledges $30 Million For Medical Research

The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

09/05/2012

(Shannon Hetrick, BSN/RN, standing at right, is a trauma education and injury prevention coordintor at Abington Hospital.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Abington Teachers, Staff Get Training in Recognizing Concussions

Abington Memorial Hospital is teaming up with the Abington School District to educate coaches, trainers, health professionals, and other staff about a new Pennsylvania law designed to protect student athletes.

08/30/2012

Nnamdi Asomugha $11 Million

Tests For Eagles CB Asomugha After Collision

Philadelphia cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was evaluated for a concussion after colliding with teammate Nate Allen during a training-camp session Monday.

08/13/2012

FRED BARNETT EAGLES

Former Eagles Wide Receiver Fred Barnett Still Has Headaches Every Other Day

Fred Barnett played for the Philadelphia Eagles until 1995, and retired from the NFL in 1997, but 15 years later, he’s still feeling the effects of playing professional football.

05/16/2012

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James Van Riemsdyk Could Miss 6-8 Weeks With Broken Foot

James Van Riemsdyk could miss up to two months of action with a broken foot.

03/02/2012

(Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 17th.  Credit: Paul Bereswill/ Getty Images)

Flyers GM: Pronger Out For Remainder Of 2011-12 Season

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs because of severe post-concussion syndrome.

12/15/2011

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Lesley’s Last Word: Life Without Chris Pronger?

Life with out Pronger? So far this season Chris Pronger has been out with an eye injury, knee injury and a mysterious illness, which now looks like concussion like symptoms.

12/09/2011

(Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 17th.  Credit: Paul Bereswill/ Getty Images)

Pronger Sidelined With Concussion-Like Symptoms

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will be sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.

12/09/2011

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