Why a Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realize

Each year in the United States, 2.5 million people will visit the ER for traumatic head injury. Of them, 50,000 will die. And those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It's a serious public health issue that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about protecting your head. » 4/01/14 2:45pm 4/01/14 2:45pm

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Left The Court On A Stretcher With His Neck In A…

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's head collided with teammate Jeff Taylor's knee tonight during a game in Houston, and Kidd-Gilchrist didn't get back up. As the announcers noted, his head didn't hit the floor when he fell, but it's hard not to fear the worst when a player leaves the court partly immobilized. As CBS Sports … » 2/02/13 11:00pm 2/02/13 11:00pm

Study Of Dead Football Player's Brain Is Even More Depressing Than Usual

A year ago, just after former NFL player Lew Carpenter passed away at the age of 78, his family decided to donate his brain to a team of researchers studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease often found in athletes who have suffered repeated head injuries. » 12/09/11 1:40pm 12/09/11 1:40pm