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3 years 9 months ago

House passes bill on student athlete concussions

The House has voted to set federal guidelines on managing concussions among student athletes and protecting young people suffering head injuries from long-term health problems. The bill would require the government to convene a conference of medical, athletic and education experts to come up with guidelines that address the...

3 years 11 months ago

Head injuries linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

Scientists have found evidence connecting head injuries in athletes to Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr. Ann McKee says she found toxic proteins in the spinal cords of three athletes who had suffered head injuries and then later died of Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. Those same proteins have been found in...

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