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Doctors Debate If High School Football Should Be Banned Due to Concussion Risks

With growing concerns about the long-term effects of concussions due to football, the medical community, especially pediatricians, are grappling with how to turn early scientific studies into real-wor... read more

In football concussion debate, some say benefits outweigh risks

“I think, if your child wants to play football, you should ... risks are far lower than the benefits.” For football fans, it was long-awaited validation amid calls from other medical professionals to ... read more

'Concussion' Doctor Says Youths Should Not Play High-Impact Contact Sports

Bennet Omalu, the subject of the upcoming movie Concussion ... from participating in high-impact contact sports such as football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, and boxing until they reach the age of ... read more

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High School Students Debate Surveillance in Post-Snowden America

Jonah Jacobs, a dark-haired junior at Glenbrook North High School, also near Chicago, gave up football for debate after a bad concussion. He tells me he ... The United States federal government should ... read more


NFL doctor says CTE is being “over-exaggerated”

“At the 4th International Conference on Concussion ... prevalence and the risks of CTE. “I think the problem of CTE although real is it’s being over-exaggerated and it’s being extrapolated to youth fo... read more

Efforts to ban youth tackle football in five states draw comparisons to nanny state, grass-roots politics

In the weeks immediately before and after this past Super Bowl, legislators in four states introduced bills to ban youth tackle football ... paper stating that tackle football should be played only in ... read more

Minnesotans offer two takes on the concussion debate

Rising fear about concussions sustained while playing contact sports has sparked a national debate among doctors ... High school football needs a timeout.” Dr. Bennet Omalu — on whom the “Concussion” ... read more

Study suggests children's vulnerability to brain injuries should end tackle football until high school

When deciding whether young children should ... guidelines and ban it, but I do think ... you have to weigh the risks and benefits.” Kids who play flag football would likely arrive in high school and ... read more

Shoestring Living: Be grateful every day

Back in the land where we didn’t have kids that participated in unimaginably expensive sports or wished for gifts like iPod Touches, my husband and I actually purchased gifts for each other. I am a go... read more

City Youth Football Teams Unfazed By Study’s New Concussion Alarm

“If a kid has a concussion he has to get a doctor ... that there are risks in any competitive sport but some of those risks have returns, such as scholarship offers. According to stats from the NCAA, ... read more

Football helmets are creating more problems than they solve

We've got high school athletes ... helmets were banned? Upon observing the brutality of rugby hits, that question becomes comical. There are mixed reviews on rugby's concussion rate as it compares to ... read more

Five Potential Changes to Make High School Football Safer

Ban ... said. Should youth-football helmets be tested against not just high-impact, skull-cracking forces, but the lower-impact, potentially concussion-causing impacts, too? There's little question an... read more



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