| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Repeated head injuries among professional football players can lead to hormonal dysfunction and decreased quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma earlier this month.
The study found 16 of the 68 retired NFL players...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Lauren Holiday sits pensively, hands clasped in her lap, a UCLA basketball practice jersey folded around her.
Rocking slightly, she leans forward in her chair as she struggles to remember the incidents that changed her life.
She had been asked about...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball coach Cassandra Rahming said Saturday two of her players suffered concussions in the team's Class 7A state semifinal game against Apopka Wekiva.
Guard Nicalyah Sligh was taken to a Lakeland hospital Thursday after...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Morgan State forward Thair Heath was unable to move in the minutes after he hit the ground in a game against Coppin State last week. It was in those moments his teammates knew they wanted to win the game in his honor.
"The guys really wanted to play...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:59 PM
TORONTO — The Orlando Magic suffered in the 12 games Nik Vucevic missed this month because of a concussion. Their rebounding lagged. Their defense faltered. Their team shooting percentage fell.
But as valuable as the 7-foot center is to the Magic,...
| Jan 23, 2014
This time of year always reminds Magic center Nik Vucevic "just how lucky I am" – how lucky he is to be alive.
"Every time I see a train," he said, "I think about it."
On this day eight years ago, Jan. 23, 2006, Vucevic was among hundreds of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Johns Hopkins University will share in a $20 million award from GE and the National Football League to improve diagnosis and treatment for concussions, which has become a major focus as more is learned about the lasting effects of mild traumatic brain...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Although he missed his 11th consecutive game as he recovers from a concussion, center Nik Vucevic did conditioning and shooting work prior to the Orlando Magic's matchup Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans at New Orleans Arena....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Predicting how a professional sports team will fare in the second half of its season can be a dangerous endeavor. So many variables can come into play. Will anyone suffer injuries? When will injured players return? Will the team make trades? Will young...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Nik Vucevic, who has missed 10 consecutive Orlando Magic games because of a concussion, will join the team on its road trip as it faces the New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors, coach Jacque Vaughn said.
Vucevic is listed on the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden.
Those who survived the immediate...