News tagged with professional football players

True dangers of head trauma often misunderstood

When actor Will Smith plays a forensic pathologist who discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer's disease in the brain of a former NFL football player, the world pays attention.

Mar 18, 2016
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Study: Are football players too obese?

In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor ...

Jan 22, 2016
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The diagnosis that rocked football

As the most junior of his office's five pathologists, Bennet Omalu had to work weekends. One Saturday in September 2002, he saw on TV that everyone was talking about a great football player who died unexpectedly at age 50: ...

Oct 16, 2015
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