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Concussions: A National Conversation [AUDIO]

A summit this week at the White House put a spotlight on the issue of concussions within youth sports and the fact that there's not enough information on how these brain injuries affect kids later in life.

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NFL Backs Push for Youth Concussion Protocols

Legislation for federal funding to help protect student athletes from concussions got the National Football League's backing Monday in the shadow of the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend.

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Judge Rejects NFL Concussion Settlement
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Judge Rejects NFL Concussion Settlement

In a move that could have major repercussions on the future of the National Football League, a federal judge in Philadelphia has denied preliminary approval to a proposed class-action settlement between

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More Study Urged on Concussions in Young Athletes

No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions. It's not clear if better headgear is the answer, and it's not just a risk in football.

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Marc Serota, Getty Images
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NFL May Pay $765M to Settle Concussion Suits

The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game's rise to popularity and profit.

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Sports Injuries Spike Among Kids [AUDIO]

Youth sports is a tradition for every generation but a new study found young athletes are finding themselves in hospital emergency rooms at an alarming rate.

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Flickr User Acme
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NJ Congressman Pushes For Brain Injury Research [AUDIO]

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell wants Congress to reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury Act, which he says is crucial for helping war veterans and athletes afflicted with this condition.

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Eagles' QB Michael Vick hands the ball off to LeSean McCoy (Justin K. Aller, Getty Images)
Eagles' QB Michael Vick hands the ball off to LeSean McCoy (Justin K. Aller, Getty Images)
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Eagles’ Vick, McCoy Pass Concussion Tests

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles once they've been cleared by an independent neurologist.

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Flickr User JamieLWilliams Photo
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Concussions A Danger In Youth Sports [AUDIO]

Concussions and player safety is the hot topic of discussion in professional sports, but what do parent's need to know when sending their kids onto the ball field?

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Flickr user Ed Yourdon
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Ex-Players Accuse NFL of Fraud Over Concussions

Retired players accuse the NFL of conspiring to hide evidence that concussions could lead to dementia and brain disease in the latest lawsuit filed over the issue.

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