• US ski team doctor opens clinic to protect athletes’ brains

    BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. ski team physician Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher has opened The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute.

  • In this Jan. 21. 2016, file photo, Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick , center, poses with his drivers from left to right, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. Keeping a dynasty seems even more challenging than creating one. Just ask Hall of Fame car owner Rick Hendrick.  The NASCAR titan has fielded 11 Sprint Cup champions over the past 21 years, won 242 Sprint Cup races and just two seasons ago had all four of his star drivers_ Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne _ in the 16-team championship chase. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss at least 2 more races

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — at Michigan and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion.

  • Susan Contreras stands next to her bed in a Phoenix-area shelter for victims of domestic violence on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Contreras is part of a unique program at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix that aims to assist abuse survivors who have suffered head trauma. (AP Photo/Beatriz Costa-Lima)

    Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.