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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

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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

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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

Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls to the ice after being hit in the face by a stick during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty/Bruce Bennett)

Chris Pronger Breaks Silence

Former Blues defenseman isn’t ready to retire, although concussion doctor advised him to hang up his skates.

03/07/2013

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Missouri Group Releases Yearlong Survey On High School Sports Concussions

The study found 881 boys and 241 girls reported head injuries last school year. The time spent sidelined was an average of more than 10 days for the females and 6 1/2 days for the males.

12/18/2012

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