Illinois Youth Tackle Football Ban Dead For NowThe sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing organized tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session.
Tregg Duerson, Mike Adamle To Testify On Proposed Youth Tackle Football BanThe son of Bears great Dave Duerson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at preventing concussions in young football players.
Lawmaker: Ban Tackle Football For Kids 12 And Under"There's a magical period of brain development that happens in your child between eight and twelve. It's a terrible time to be hitting them in the head over and over again."
Illinois Lawmaker Seeking To Ban Tackling In Youth FootballA state lawmaker on Thursday planned to unveil legislation that would ban children under age 12 from playing tackle football in Illinois, in an effort to reduce head injuries.
One Football Season Increases Risk Of Brain InjuryNew research indicates teenage football players have an increased risk of long-term brain effects after just one season.
Northwestern Neurologist Calls New CTE Study "Jaw Dropping"A new study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association is revealing some disturbing new findings about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.
New Helmet Technology Isn't A Cure-All For Football's Concussion IssuesAs exciting as some of the new technology is, it isn't a full solution to the problem facing the sport.
New Ways To Track Football Impact On Human BrainUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville is looking at whether a certain biomarker can be a sign of traumatic brain injury during football games.
Concussion Diagnoses For Illinois Kids Up 83 PercentNew data show that the percentage of Illinois youth diagnosed with concussions grew by 83 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Loyola Medicine Opens New Program For Concussed AthletesLoyola University Medical Center hopes to make concussion examinations an easier process with a new program.
City Club Panel Talks Concussions & The NFLFormer Bears coach Mike Dikta joined a panel of three others in front of the Chicago City Club entitled "Concussions in the NFL: Whose Bell Was Really Rung?"
Keidel: NFL's Concussion ConfusionDid the NFL omit 100+ concussions from the study it relied upon to show no direct link between football and brain damage?