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Youth Football Linked to Long-Term Brain Damage in NFL Players

Retired NFL players who started playing tackle football before age 12 performed ‘significantly’ worse on neurological tests.

By Alan Neuhauser | Staff Writer Jan. 28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.


What it would mean for the NFL to be able to diagnose CTE in the living

“It’s scary to think I may have CTE.” — Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy



Ivy League Moves to Eliminate Tackling at Football Practices

Dartmouth football players practiced tackling with the team’s “mobile virtual player,” a device that simulates an opponent’s size and movements, last August. Credit Jim Cole/Associated Press

Our Partner Dean Sicking's Safer Barrier Saves Another One....

*City of Birmingham Proclamation*

WHEREAS, The City of Birmingham cares about the health and safety of its citizens and visitors; and

WHEREAS, the Wise Up! Initiative, a locally based charity committed to increasing awareness of the seriousness of traumatic brain injury; and

WHEREAS, The City of Birmingham commends the Wise Up! Initiative on their efforts to educate the public about such an important health concern facing citizens and visitors alike; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM A. BELL, SR., MAYOR of the City of Birmingham, Alabama, do hereby proclaim the month of July, 25th, 2015 as BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS DAY, in recognition of the efforts of the Wise Up! Initiative.




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New: 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University have now identified the degenerative disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, in 96% of NFL players that they have examined and 79% of all football players.




Exploring An Unknown In Concussion Research: Youth Football

For several years, researchers have been studying concussions in high school, collegiate, and professional contacts sports. But much remains unknown about head impact injuries in youth football leagues- typically ranging from ages 8 - 12. But that's soon about to change.