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By On October 29th, 2014

Dr. Robert Cantu Talks On Brain Injuries In Youth Soccer

Dr. Robert Cantu is widely considered on of the nation’s top experts on concussions and brain trauma, especially within youth sports. As the chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Cantu has regularly pushed for greater safety practices in youth football and other sports.…

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By On October 9th, 2013

League of Denial Shows How The NFL Covered Up Brain Injuries

Almost everyone in the United States is aware of the NFL’s “concussion problem.” It has been hard to avoid the news surrounding the massive lawsuit brought by over 4,000 former NFL players and the subsequent settlement, or the tragic suicides of former heroes. Still, the details contained within the latest PBS Frontline special League of…

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By On October 9th, 2013

Holding the NFL Accountable

The Frontline program “League of Denial” aired last night, and put forth a very strong case to prove its title.  It seems clear to me that the National Football League has been in denial for many years about the mounting scientific evidence of the connection between participating in the sport of football and brain injury. …

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By On August 26th, 2013

ESPN Pulls Out of Documentary Covering Brain Injury in the NFL

ESPN announced last Friday that it has asked to have its logos and credit removed from an episode of the PBS series “Frontline” set to air in October. The episode examines brain injuries within professional football and the way the National Football League has responded to the issue. “League of Denial” was created over the…

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By On March 25th, 2013

NFL Changes Rules on Helmet Hits

The NFL is making a lot of changes this off-season in an attempt to fight the brain injury problem plaguing their current and former players. First, they announced they would add neurologists to their sideline medical team for better immediate diagnosis, which we now know will also be aided by special iPad apps. Then, the…

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