Concussions

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Southbridge Pop Warner Exec Defends Team In Concussion Dispute

An executive of one of two youth football programs penalized after a lopsided game in which five players suffered concussions is defending his team.

10/24/2012

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2 Mass. Coaches Suspended After Players Suffer 5 Concussions In One Game

Two helmets colliding on a football field is not a pleasant scene for parents and coaches in a Pop Warner Pee Wee football game.

10/22/2012

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 19:  Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines as his team plays the Arizona Cardinals during their pre season game on August19, 2006 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Junior Seau Brain Tissue Released For Study

Junior Seau’s family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide.

07/12/2012

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Survey: Mass. Students Smoking Less, Texting More

More than six in 10 high school seniors who drive admitted texting behind the wheel, according to a new report.

06/08/2012

A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Concussions And The NFL

Felger and Gasper were joined by Jermaine Wiggins on a Tuesday to discuss concussions, and the lawsuits that result from them, in the NFL. How much does the league have to change the game in order to stop getting sued?

98.5 The Sports Hub–05/08/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell talks during the trophy presentation after Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: If It’s Proven Football Causes Brain Damage, What Will The NFL Do?

Felger and McAdam were joined by Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe to talk about the passing of Junior Seau and concussions in the NFL.

05/04/2012

Junior Seau in 2009 (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BU Center May Be Interested In Examining Junior Seau’s Brain

The BU Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy did not confirm or deny Thursday whether they are interested in studying the brain of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.

05/03/2012

Hundreds Of Teachers, Coaches Receive Advanced Concussion Training

Hundreds of Boston Public School teachers and coaches got certified on how to identify the symptoms of and prevent concussions among student athletes.

09/26/2011

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Teen’s 5 Concussions Helps Convince State To Further Protect Students

The Public Health Council has unanimously approved updates to the state’s current laws aimed at protecting student-athletes who suffer concussions.

06/08/2011

Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins falls to the ice after being check by Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Three of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Doctor: Horton Likely Suffered ‘Concussive Convulsion’

The ‘hit’ on Bruins forward Nathan Horton from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome has many wondering what the ‘severe concussion’ diagnosis means.

06/07/2011

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