concussions

Defensive lineman Neil Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs in action during the Chiefs 19-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

Latest Football Concussion Suit Filed In St. Louis

Neil Smith & several others suing NFL Players Association in federal court

07/18/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

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Study: Girls Suffer Worse Concussions than Boys

A local sports medicine specialist says it’s not really known why girls appear to suffer worse concussions than boys—but parents need to be aware of it.

04/15/2014

File photo of Jovan Belcher.  (credit: Jamie Squire /Getty Images)

Mother Of Belcher Sues Chiefs For Wrongful Death

The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

12/31/2013

Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Body Of Chiefs LB Belcher Exhumed For Concussion Exam

Former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher’s body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

12/14/2013

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Brain Imaging Study at SLU Shows Effects of Combat

Dr. Tyler Roskos says veterans who suffered blast injuries have changes in brain tissue that are still apparent years after.

12/11/2013

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Two Ex-Blues Among NHL Concussion Suit Plaintiffs

Curt Bennett was a draft pick in 1968 & played on 1972 playoff team; Gary Leeman finished his NHL career in St. Louis in 1996.

11/26/2013

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Study: 1.35 Million Kids Injured Playing Sports Annually

When it comes to knee injuries, there’s a notable gender gap. Girls are eight times more likely to tear their ACL than boys.

08/07/2013

Judge Orders NFL, Retired Players to Negotiate

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/08/2013

high school football

Doctors: Young Athlete Continue to Play Through Concussions

In a survey of high school athletes, 53 percent of them said they had continued playing despite taking a serious blow to the head.

05/13/2013

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