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Overcoming obstacles, US figure skaters ready for Beijing

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Kaitlin Hawayek spent last summer dealing with a concussion that she got in practice, unsure of when she would be able to join ice dance partner Jean-Luc Baker on the rink again to prepare for the Beijing Olympics. Ashley Cain-Gribble spent time in the hospital with COVID-19, an...

Cards' Baker evaluated for concussion following collision

Jan. 17, 2022 23:11 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker is being evaluated for a concussion after he appeared to briefly lose consciousness in a helmet-to-helmet collision Monday night late in the third quarter of a playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams. Cardinals...

Police officer dies after 13-year in coma from on-duty crash

Jan. 12, 2022 21:34 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who spent 13 years in a coma following an on-duty collision with another officer’s vehicle has died. Officer Diane Gonzalez, 60, suffered a traumatic brain injury and succumbed to her injuries Monday, the New Haven Police...

Broncos QB Bridgewater in hospital with head injury

Dec. 20, 2021 01:57 AM EST

Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was taken to a hospital for a head injury after he was carted off the field in the third quarter of Denver's 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Bridgewater was hurt in a scary collision that also sent Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie...

Bridgewater hospitalized overnight after head injury in loss

Dec. 19, 2021 22:40 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater was hospitalized overnight for evaluation of a head injury following a scary collision that appeared to knock him unconscious during the Denver Broncos' 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Denver quarterback Bridgewater didn't move...

Study: Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson had stage 2 CTE

Dec. 16, 2021 18:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers diagnosed former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson, who was found dead in a Florida hotel room in February, as suffering from stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Jackson played 12 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before...

Maine to be down to 2 neurological trauma centers soon

Dec. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The closure of a neurosurgical trauma program in central Maine will leave the state with just two. Officials with Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston said on Monday that the program would end in two months. Central Maine Medical Group President Dr. Jason...

Family of 6, including child, wounded in US strike in Syria

Dec. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida leader in northern Syria wounded a family of six, including a 10-year-old child who suffered serious head injuries, The Associated Press has learned. Ahmad Qassim had picked up his family from his in-laws in northwestern Syria...

His Cause: NFL broadcaster's shoes will show damaged brain

Dec. 03, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — NFL player turned broadcaster Ross Tucker will wear shoes showing an image of a traumatized brain to raise money for the families of players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. As part of the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative,...

Jury awards $26M in malpractice lawsuit, a Nebraska record

Nov. 30, 2021 14:17 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures that left her permanently disabled, though that...