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August 24th, 2013

Dr. Bill Meehan And The Science Of Helmets

Karen Given visits Dr. Bill Meehan, the director of Boston Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic, who explains why helmets cannot prevent concussions. But Meehan says there’s still hope for making contact sports safer.

August 24th, 2013

New Technologies In The Fight Against Concussions

Only A Game’s Karen Given visits three companies that are taking three different approaches to manufacturing football helmets. But each shares the same goal: making football safer.

In The News
August 3rd, 2013
By Mike Foley

Goodell, Meyer Talk Safety With Football Moms

It wasn’t a typical audience for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer when they took the stage at a clinic in Columbus, Ohio this week. They were speaking to moms. Reporter Mike Foley has our story.

In The News
May 18th, 2013

Family Sues NHL After Hockey Player’s Death

This week the family of deceased former NHL player Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the league of over-medicating Boogaard and ignoring the consequences of the concussions that he had suffered. Nathan Fenno has written about the case for the Washington Times and spoke with Bill Littlefield about it.

In Depth
February 2nd, 2013

Harvard Receives $100 Million From NFLPA To Study Injuries

The NFL Players Association has granted Harvard University $100 million to fund a study designed to diagnose, treat and prevent injuries in active and retired players. Bill Littlefield spoke with NFL Hall of Famer Carl Eller and Dr. Laura Alberton of the Retired Players Association about the study.

In The News
January 26th, 2013

Seau’s Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of former NFL star Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell. The suit claims Seau’s suicide was a result of the head injuries he suffered during his career. University of New Hampshire sports law expert and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann speaks with Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
November 17th, 2012

NFL’s Goodell Addresses Concussions At Harvard

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the Harvard School of Public Health this week, telling students and faculty that the league was doing everything possible to protect player’s safety. Only A Game’s Karen Given was there.

September 8th, 2012

Hit Counts Seen As Path To Safer Sports

Bill Littlefield talks with concussions expert Dr. Robert Cantu about his proposal for hit limits in youth sports.

September 8th, 2012

Football’s John Gagliardi: Winning With Limited Contact

After 64 seasons as the head football coach at St. John’s University in Minn., John Gagliardi is sticking with his philosophy of limited contact in practice. Reporter Conrad Wilson explores Gagliardi’s unusual coaching method, which has translated into decades of success.

In Depth
June 23rd, 2012

Concussion Crisis Hits Female Athletes

The unprecedented surge of soccer-playing girls has revealed an unexpected statistic: In sports where boys and girls play by the same rules, like basketball and soccer, girls are more likely than boys to become concussed. What do the numbers mean? For that, we turn to Only a Game’s Karen Given.

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