Head Injuries

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Soccer Players At High Risk For Concussions

The Schwan’s USA Cup has been going on for three decades, drawing teams from around the world to Minnesota. But organizers are taking some different precautions this year. They have three team doctors in place to look closely for concussions.

07/16/2015

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Sheriff: St. Louis Co. Man Attacked Neighbor With Homemade Club

A 51-year-old St. Louis County man is in custody after he was accused of attacking his neighbor with a homemade club. The sheriff’s department was called to the 4700 block of Old Seville Road Saturday at about 7:20 a.m.

07/04/2015

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Minn. University’s Approach To Preventing Concussions Begins With The Neck

It is a hot topic dominating headlines across the country right now: concussions. Just this week, another star member of the NFL is calling it a career because of them. While research is still being conducted on concussions, a Minnesota university is helping sports teams — from high schoolers to pros — prevent concussions.

03/18/2015

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Study: Greater Risk For Head Injuries In Cities With Bike Share Programs

The next time you’re thinking about renting a Nice Ride bike, you may want to bring a helmet.

06/17/2014

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Woman Hit, Dragged By Truck Near Lake Calhoun ID’d

The woman stuck and dragged by a commercial truck near Lake Calhoun Wednesday is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. According to Minneapolis Police, 25-year-old Caitlan Christine Barton was trying to walk across West Lake Street on a green light, when she was hit by a truck. The driver, whose vehicle was initially next to Barton as they waited at the red light, began to turn onto Lake Street from West Market Plaza while Barton began walking.

02/13/2014

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Study: Pro Athletes’ Brain Injuries Could Now Receive Early Treatment

A new study is looking into the effects of concussions and brain injuries in former professional football players.

01/22/2013

Concussions, Head Injuries

Youth Football Numbers Fall As Concussion Fears Rise

Concussions and head injures have become such a concern for some parents that they are encouraging their kids not to try out for football.

10/08/2012

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 8/31

Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the action covered for you right here. Check out the videos below.

08/31/2012

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Head Injury Awareness On The Rise In Youth Football

Concussions from playing football have become a growing concern at all levels of play, but especially in younger players. Kids can join tackle football leagues as early as in the third grade.

08/13/2012

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MN Doctor To Study Spike In Sports Concussions

A Twin Cities researcher is getting federal funding to study concussions.

01/17/2012

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Bill Could Help Young Athletes Who Suffer Concussions

If a student returns to play too soon after suffering a concussion, there are growing concerns that it could cause permanent brain injury, even death. So, Minnesota lawmakers are talking about a concussion law for student athletes.

04/12/2011