Marc Buoniconti has a love-hate relationship with the football. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down making a tackle in college in 1985, and his father, Nick, a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, died last July after struggling with…
By Steven Wine, Associated Press
“When we leave here we’re like 10 steps ahead of everybody else.”…
By Emily Richmond, The Hechinger Report
In the face of a looming labor crisis, this New Hampshire voc-ed high school is preparing students for good middle-class jobs of the future.
By Sarah Gonser, The Hechinger Report
The largest study to date on the dangers of hard hits and concussions in football concluded that 110 of 111 deceased former NFL players had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, raising even stronger concerns about the risks of brain injury…
By PBS NewsHour
By Amber Partida
Weeks before the NFL season begins, new research reminds us of the physical cost of America’s most popular sport.
By Margaret Myers
A federal judge rejected a deal between the NFL and former players. The judge argued that the proposed $760 million may not be enough to cover all retired players who become ill due to head injuries suffered while playing.
Will ex-players find the NFL's head trauma settlement sufficient?…
Investigating how head injuries have delivered a blow to pro-football…
Jeffrey Brown talks with Dr. Gary Small of UCLA about how new procedures may enable doctors to identify serious head injuries in athletes and others, and the grave importance of protecting our brains from physical trauma.
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