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Dr. Julian Bailes shows PET scan images from a research study on CTE, including scans of five living former NFL players. (Credit: CBS)

Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living Patients

It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Study: Signs Of CTE Might Be Found In Living Football Players

Doctors and researchers may no longer have to wait until a football players dies to find the affects of concussions in their brains.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2013

Jay Cutler breaks away from Tim Dobbins.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Aikman: Nothing Illegal About Hit On Cutler

With time winding down in the second quarter, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was drilled by Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, ultimately leading to Cutler’s exit from the game.

670 The Score–11/12/2012

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Big Ten, Ivy League To Join Forces To Study Head Injuries

The Big Ten and the Ivy League have announced plans to combine research efforts devoted to studying head injuries in sports.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Concussion

Growing Concern Over Concussions Among Youth Athletes

The headlines about concussions are everywhere these days; soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries linked to concussions, or the speculation that football star Junior Seau might have committed suicide after suffering from them.

CBS 2–05/22/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rozner: Should Toews Sit For The Rest Of The Season?

Toews has already missed five games, having played perhaps as many as six games with a suspected concussion.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Dave Duerson

Duerson’s Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion Dangers

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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New Efforts Seek To Protect Kids From Concussions

In January 2011, the city of Chicago passed some of the most strict concussion legislation in the country, but it was just the beginning, as there are several efforts afoot to protect school-aged athletes from serious brain injuries.

CBS 2–02/15/2012

Brain Scan

Concussions A Risk For Kids In All Types Of Sports

The latest research shows repeated head trauma can cause irreparable brain disease. As CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports, for parents whose kids are active, this can be extremely troubling, especially when you consider that almost any sport can leave your child with a concussion.

CBS 2–02/14/2012

Roger Goodell addresses the media at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Concussions were one of the many topics he discussed. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Concussion Talk Obscures Dark Truth

Commissioner Roger Goodell stood before the media at his annual Super Bowl state-of-the-league speech, and sounded as if he cared when addressing issues of player safety.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2012

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pompei: NFL Players Need To Understand The Seriousness Of Injury

With the recent report that Brian Urlacher will do just about whatever it takes to be healthy enough to play on Sundays, one NFL expert thinks players need to understand the severity of injuries.

670 The Score–01/24/2012

Football Generic

Lawsuit: NFL Knew About Dangers Of Concussions For 90 Years

A lawsuit by 75 former NFL football players claims the league tried to hide the effects of concussions for 90 years, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Brent Seabrook (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preventing Concussions In NHL Needs More Attention

The NHL just signed a new 10-year TV deal worth $2 billion. To show his appreciation for all those who made it possible, Commissioner Gary Bettman instructed club officials to share the news with concussed players by holding up two fingers in front of their faces.

04/20/2011

Marcus Trufant

NFL Makes Progress In Concussion Treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling decision to let Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley back into the season opener led to significant improvement in the detection and treatment of concussions during the rest of the 2010 […]

04/18/2011

Electronic Arts Madden NFL

Concussion Concerns Just As Serious In Madden Video Games

If you’re hoping to watch hard football hits on your TV, you may want to hang on to your current copies of “Madden NFL” for whatever video game system you own. The seriousness of concussions is obvious and EA Sports wants to keep the safety influences in future “Madden” games.

03/31/2011

David Wright

MLB Adds New 7-Day DL For Concussions

Major League Baseball and the players union have added a new seven-day disabled list for players suffering from a concussions, the shorter DL is part of new protocols for dealing with those injuries.

03/29/2011

David Bolland

NHL GMs Vote Against Ban Of Head Shots

In the March 9 game agaisnt the Tampa By Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks’ center Dave Bolland took an elbow to the head and has missed every game since, with what is suspected to be a concussion.

03/15/2011

Anton Volchenkov

Report: NHL Sets New Rules For Concussions

The NHL has set new rules for treatment of concussions, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

Derrick Rose #1 and Carlos Boozer #5

NBA Concussion Policy Could Be In Place By Next Season

Head injuries have been a major concern in sports recently and the next stop for concussion safety looks like the NBA. An independent neurologist is working with the NBA to put some concussion policies in place and they could be in place by next season.

03/10/2011

Bob Probert

Thompson: More Head Trauma

Progress is being made regarding head trauma and concussions in sports, it’s just taken longer than it should.

03/04/2011

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