Concussion

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Bill Would Require Concussion Information In Youth Sports

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it mandatory for youth coaches to provide athletes, parents, and guardians information on the risks and dangers of concussions. Among those advocating […]

04/29/2015

Casey Cochran (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Former UConn Quarterback Pushing For Concussion Legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)  Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran is heading to the state Capitol to support legislation designed to better educate athletes about the dangers of concussions. Cochran decided to end his playing career after […]

04/29/2015

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 24: Members of the the Westport, CT team gather in the outfield after losing 12-1 to the West team during the United States Championship game on August 24, 2013 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Concussion Task Force Begins Work

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Last session, the General Assembly passed legislation making changes and additions to laws regarding concussion prevention in young athletes. Among them: training and review for coaches, as well as refresher training […]

10/22/2014

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Calls For National Concussion Youth Sports Standards

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joined doctors in Hartford today, to call for the passage of a bill requiring a national panel to create standards for when young athletes can return to play, after a concussion.

10/10/2014

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Sports Concussions, Football And Beyond

Head injuries and football in particular are hot topics again, after yet another death on the gridiron. Three recent deaths on the football field, and an apparent injury suffered by the quarterback of the University […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–10/04/2014

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A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way

While searching for a cancer cure, Dr. James Lechleiter discovered compounds that stimulate the special cells that protect the brain from long-term damage.

09/24/2014

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Casey Cochran Talks About His Decision To Quit Playing Football

A week after announcing he would end his on-field football career because of a series of concussions, former UConn starting quarterback Casey Cochran talked about the decision with Connecticut reporters. Hear the news conference.

09/16/2014

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Cochran Will Stay With Huskies As Coach-Trainee

UConn’s Casey Cochran, who decided this week to stop playing football after suffering a series of concussions, will stay with the team as a coach-in-training.

09/09/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 30:  Athletic trainer Brad Pearson of the Boston Red Sox and manager John Farrell #53 check on second baseman Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox following Pedroia's contact with Logan Forsythe of the Tampa Bay Rays at second base off of a sacrifice fly by Ryan Hanigan during the second inning of a game on August 30, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Dustin Pedroia Remains Out Of Boston Lineup

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms.

09/01/2014

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Parents Growing More Concerned Over Potential For Concussions In Young Soccer Players

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.

08/28/2014

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