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 •  March 16

One afternoon this past autumn, Michigan State University gymnastics coach Kathie Klages asked her young athletes to sign a card to the team doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar wasn't recuperating from an illness or celebrating a milestone. Instead, he had been publicly accused of molesting former patients and was the target of a fast-growing police...

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 •  October 24, 2016

After 25 years of playing football, six of them in the NFL, former Minnesota Viking Greg DeLong feels like a "walking time bomb" who could end up with brain disease from all the hits he took on the field. And now DeLong has another reason to worry: His 12-year-old son Jake has followed him onto the gridiron —and is part of a groundbreaking study...

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 •  January 22, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- It is no wonder that the National Football League is turning to Dr. Javier Cárdenas for advice in the treatment and prevention of concussions. The 40-year-old neurologist and director of the Barrow Neurological Institute's Concussion Center in Phoenix is a leading expert in the field and sits on the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine...

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 •  December 16, 2015

A 3-D printed waffle material, a matrixed honeycomb with a stiff outside cover and a washable pad of different layered fabrics have all made the final cut in the search for the next-generation sports helmet.
Soft, squishy materials are out of bounds when it comes to designing equipment to protect the heads and other body parts of athletes and...