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    Youth Sports Concussions

    Parents of student athletes who sustained head injuries, medical experts, researchers, and sports officials testified at a hearing about concussions in youth sports. Dr. Thomas…

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    Youth Sports Concussions

    Panelists talked about ways to prevent injuries sustained in youth sports, including technology, treatment, and regulations. They discussed the possibility of a federal mandate on…

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    Sports-Related Concussions

    Dr. Dennis Cardone talked by video from New York City about sports-related concussions and efforts to protect athletes both at the school-aged and professional levels. He…

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    President Obama Playing Golf with President Bill Clinton

    President Obama was seen playing golf at Farm Neck Golf Club during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. He was playing with former President Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan, and…

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    President Obama Playing Golf

    President Obama was seen playing golf at Farm Neck Golf Club during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. He was playing with Steph Curry, Dell Curry, and Ray Allen.

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    President Obama Honors NASCAR's Kevin Harvick

    President Obama honored 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick in a ceremony at the White House. He spoke about Mr. Harvick’s accomplishments and congratulated…

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    Open Phones with Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Mark Fainaru-Wada, author of League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at…

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    Panel Discussion on Concussions and Football

    Investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, sports agent Leigh Steinberg, and retired NFL player Pellom McDaniels III talked about the football related brain injuries and…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on “Congress asks NFL for more transparency,” a push from members of Congress for more transparency in the National Football League in…

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    Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in…

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    Youth Sports Safety and Concussions

    President Obama hosted a youth sports and safety summit at the White House. He announced new commitments from both the public and private sectors to raise awareness and to treat and…

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    Albert Sun on Brain Injuries in Sports

    New York Times correspondent Albert Sun spoke by telephone about brain injuries in sports. He talked about his article the previous week about an experimental head impact sensor called…

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    Sports Safety and Brain Injuries, Scientific Panel

    A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee examined the issue of improving sports safety from brain injuries. Panelists testified on latest advancements in concussion research. A…

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    Sports Safety and Brain Injuries, Sports Officials Panel

    A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee examined the issue of improving sports safety from brain injuries. Panelists testified on the efforts of youth and professional sports leagues…

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    Open Phones on Sports Safety

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments what Congress could do to help prevent sports-related concussions. New York Times correspondent Albert Sun also spoke by telephone about…

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    Q&A with Gregg Easterbrook

    Gregg Easterbrook talked about his book, The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, in which he assesses the role of football in America from a statistical point of…

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    Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2

    A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. DeMaurice Smith talked…

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    Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 1

    A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football.  Dr. Robert…

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    Detection and Treatment of Concussions in Student Athletes

    Witnesses testified on concussions suffered by student athletes. Among the topics addressed were returning to play too soon after injury, diagnosis of concussions, protective…

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    Student Athletes and Concussions

    The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on pending legislation to reduce and more safely manage concussions in student athletes. Witnesses testified that student…

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