Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.
Brain Trauma May Raise Dementia Risk
Researchers have long debated whether a single brain injury can raise a patient's risk for dementia. And new research suggests that it might.
More Grim News for Gridiron?
Football has always been a dangerous game. Now researchers are learning more about the long-term effects professional players may be experiencing from career-related head injuries.
Head Injuries Raise Dementia Risk
Soldiers and professional football players were never presumed to have the safest jobs. But in addition to physical injuries, research suggests the two occupations also can lead to an increased risk of dementia.