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Head Injuries

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NCAA Settles Head-Injury Suit, Will Change Rules

The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

07/29/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Neil Walker Keeps Late Friend Close To His Heart

Neil Walker didn’t want to be on a baseball field. Which, if you know Neil Walker at all, you know is the most abnormal feeling Neil Walker can have.

93-7 The Fan–05/06/2014

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Mt. Lebanon Native Dies After Assault In South Carolina

A man, who was originally from Mount Lebanon, has died in South Carolina after being assaulted.

04/29/2014

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UPMC Neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon Reacts To Tony Dorsett’s Diagnosis

UPMC neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon reacts to Tony Dorsett’s CTE diagnosis with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

93-7 The Fan–11/07/2013

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Special Practice Gear Keeps Proper Football Tackling On Target

Could a practice uniform protect you from concussions? The North Hills school district hopes so. They get exclusive use of pads, and eventually jerseys, to keep proper tackling on target.

08/16/2013

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“Ambulance Chasers” Could Impact The NFL

The NFL is under attack by lawyers seeking to find players who will to sue the league over past or recurring injuries.

01/28/2013

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Medical Frontiers: January 7, 2013

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Dr. Gerald Pifer talks to two West Penn Allegheny Health System psychologists about psychiatric illness. Dr. Mike Fanzen and Glen Getz address the short and long term effects of concussions, […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/07/2013

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Concussion Fears Shrink Youth Football Participation

High school playoff football is kicking off in towns all over Southwestern Pennsylvania. But some people envision a day when youth football will be only a shadow of what it used to be.

11/09/2012

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New Technology Helping To Prevent Head Injuries In Sports

Preventing concussions has become a huge topic in the sports world. Doctors, researchers, and many other professionals are constantly looking for ways to stop the high number of head injuries.

10/16/2012

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Study Links NFL Players With Higher Risk For Brain Disease

As the season kicks off tonight, new research shows professional football players may be at a higher risk of dying from diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS.

09/05/2012

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Peters Twp. HS Football Program Under Investigation

An investigation is now underway into Peter Township High School’s football program amid reports that some student athletes on the team may have been playing with possible head injuries.

01/27/2012

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