Mayo Developing Blood Test For Concussion DetectionDays after the Vikings' quarterback took a major hit to the head, new research suggests there may be a new way to detect concussions by way of a simple blood test. Researchers at Orlando Health found that a blood test correctly identified traumatic brain injuries in 94 percent of the cases studied.
Mom Of Minnesota Toddler Hurt In Crash Speaks Out On TextingA mother of a toddler who suffered a severe head injury in a crash near the Twin Cities is asking people to avoid texting while driving.
3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To ConcussionsTo many-a-fan's dismay, some players were noticeably 'out of it' and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
Movie Blog: 'Crash Reel' ReviewAs the Sochi Olympics loom, this is, without doubt, the documentary to see. Directed by Lucy Walker, The Crash Reel is a powerful and sobering look at the blood on the snow of the action sports world that forces us to question our devotion to sports cliches like "go big or go home."
Former Gopher Part Of Lawsuit Against NCAAA former Gopher football player is part of a new class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Joey Balthazor Jr. was a linebacker for the Gophers from 2009 to 2012. He is joining two other former college players to force the NCAA to establish a medical monitoring fund.
A 'Bittersweet Day' As Kowalski’s Turns 30 For the first time after his accidental death, Jim Kowalski's family is talking publicly. Last month, the founder of the popular local grocery died from a head injury while on a fishing trip in Alaska. After a tough month for the family, Kowalski's wife, Mary Anne Kowalski, and daughter Kris Kowalski Christensen celebrated 30 years of business Saturday by making the rounds at their area stores, which treated customers to food, drinks, and music.
Dassel-Cokato Athlete Suffers Head Injury In Game, Has Part Of Skull RemovedA Dassel-Cokato high school linebacker who collapsed on the field unconscious during a game is responding to doctors and family members following surgery for a serious head injury. According to Perry Thenison, Dassel-Cokato K-12 school’s activities director, Luke Nelson was hurt Saturday night during a football game. Thenison says Nelson, 16, is resting after undergoing surgery Saturday night, and is active and alert.
Minn. Worker Hurt In Explosion At Wis. Golf CoursePolice in western Wisconsin say a Hudson Golf Course employee from Minnesota suffered severe head injuries when a 55-gallon drum exploded.
Gophers' Gjere Ends Career Due To ConcussionMinnesota sophomore offensive lineman Jimmy Gjere has decided to end his football career due to the recurrence of concussion-like symptoms. The university announced Gjere's decision on Monday.
Kevin Love Suffers Mild Concussion After Blow To Head Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was helped off the floor by medical personnel after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from JaVale McGee when the Nuggets center went up for a shot on Wednesday night.
Injured Savage Police Officer Continues To ImproveWhen his squad skidded off an icy road, smashing head-on into a tree, Lisabeth Mackall remembers the dreaded visit to the family’s home.
MN Native Mueller Getting Back On NHL IcePeter Mueller was in the spotlight and at long last the glare didn't make his head hurt.