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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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Youth Sports Safety Action Plan Proposed To Lawmakers

Not surprisingly, we’ve learned that school sports aren’t always fun. Fortunately, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance has proposed some major safety changes.

03/11/2013

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Reminded Of The Risks Of Football

I was particularly saddened to see that Alex Karras, who passed last week, had developed dementia late in life. The risks of playing football are too great to ignore.

10/16/2012

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Local High School Soccer Team Begins Season With Head Gear

The Strath Haven girls’ soccer team opened its season in Downingtown against Bishop Shanahan, wearing head gear.

09/05/2012

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Concussion Lawsuit Consolidated Into ‘Master Complaint’ To Be Filed Thursday In Philadelphia

Lawyers for former NFL players plan to file a single lawsuit Thursday consolidating scores of complaints brought against the league in the past year accusing the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head injuries to permanent neurological problems.

06/06/2012

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Study: Soldiers And Athletes Share Similar Brian Trauma

Soldiers exposed to bomb blasts and athletes who have been repeatedly hit in the head show similar, long-lasting brain injuries.

05/17/2012

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Researchers Say Concussions Are A Serious Issue, Even For Youth Football Players

Researchers believe the youngsters should have some of the same medical examinations and interventions as older football players.

02/22/2012

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Increasing Awareness Of Concussions Leads Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital To Expand

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern is spending $1-million on an expansion program and one part of that is more space and new facilities for its outpatient center for brain injuries and other neurological disorders.

02/06/2012

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New Pa. Law Addresses Student Athlete Concussions

Governor Corbett will hold a ceremonial bill signing today for a measure passed by the legislature that will create new procedures for handling concussions suffered by student athletes.

11/14/2011

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Controversial Brain Shrinkage Study

There is a controversial study from the University of California at Davis which looks at brain shrinkage.

08/11/2011

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis

Have you heard the story of Dave Duerson? He was a pro football player and Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Winner who took his own life earlier this year.

05/31/2011

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Two Former Birds Support Student-Athlete Concussion Protections

Pennsylvania lawmakers will try again to pass legislation aimed at protecting student athletes who’ve suffered concussions.

01/31/2011

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Software In Development Could Diagnose Concussions Instantly

A local researcher is working on software that can analyze brain waves and diagnose brain health.

11/15/2010

Making School Sports Safer

With the sharp increase in recent years of sports-related injuries for student-athletes, representative Timothy Bishop of New York, part of the House Education and Labor Committee, is sponsoring a bill requiring schools to develop a plan for concussion safety and management.

10/20/2010

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Players Of All Ages Risk Serious Football Injuries

In football, each hit is a chance for an injury, and one mistake can put a player at risk for concussion. Even if that player is only a kid.

10/19/2010

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