Concussion http://www.kunc.org en Head Games: NFL Should Share Records About Concussions http://www.kunc.org/post/head-games-nfl-should-share-records-about-concussions Football is unique in that most players participate in only half the game — offense or defense.<p>Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, plays a more conventional defense in protecting the league from charges that it is dangerous to your head. Effectively, he stands on the Fifth Amendment. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:44:00 +0000 Frank Deford 50010 at http://www.kunc.org Head Games: NFL Should Share Records About Concussions NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits http://www.kunc.org/post/nfl-retirees-reach-765m-settlement-concussions-suits The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players have reached an agreement calling for the league to contribute $765 million to a fund that will pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those who suffered concussions and related injuries during their careers.<p>Details of the agreement, which would settle concussion-related lawsuits by former players and still needs a judge's OK, were <a href="http://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/press-release-2.pdf" target="_blank">released by the league early Thursday afternoon</a>.<p>According to that statement:<p>-- "The settlement wi Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48971 at http://www.kunc.org NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits ESPN Says It Backs Reporting As It Pulls Out Of NFL Series http://www.kunc.org/post/espn-says-it-backs-reporting-it-pulls-out-nfl-series ESPN President John Skipper released a statement Friday defending the network's journalistic integrity after it pulled out of an investigation of the NFL.<p>ESPN had been a partner with PBS's <em>Frontline </em>on a forthcoming series about concussions in the National Football League. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:49:00 +0000 48752 at http://www.kunc.org A Safety Checklist To Save Teen Athletes' Lives http://www.kunc.org/post/safety-checklist-save-teen-athletes-lives For all the benefits of exercise and teamwork to the heart and head, high school athletes still lead the nation in athletics-related deaths. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:01:00 +0000 48381 at http://www.kunc.org A Safety Checklist To Save Teen Athletes' Lives Doctors To Vote On Whether Cheerleading Is A Sport http://www.kunc.org/post/doctors-vote-whether-cheerleading-sport This weekend the American Medical Association will kick off its annual exercise in medical democracy.<p>The group's House of Delegates will meet in Chicago to vote on resolutions that range from a demand that private insurers pay doctors at least as much as Medicare does to a call for federal legislation affirming the right of doctors to talk about gun safety with patients.<p>Oh, and one other thing, the Illinois delegation is putting forward a <a href="http://media.npr.org/documents/2013/jun/cheerleading-as-sport.pdf">resolution</a> asking the AMA to "support the designation of cheerleading a Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:50:00 +0000 45817 at http://www.kunc.org Doctors To Vote On Whether Cheerleading Is A Sport