Posts Tagged Health

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on as Terrell Chestnut (16) is looked over by the medical staff during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. Chestnut left the game with a concussion. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

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Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits in his car as he waits to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Geico 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.

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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues

In this Sept. 1, 2011 photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Snyderman, but NBC must now decide whether her credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or other medical issues and, if so, for how long.  (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC News’ chief medical editor.

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Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL filed in federal court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.

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Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series.

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