Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

NFL concussion: researchers hope blood tests can better detect head trauma

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was forced off against Miami after a forceful hit by Kike Alonso. In the second quarter of an NFL game on Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco slid to gain a first down.

Michael Phelps on overcoming suicidal thoughts: ‘Just communicating changed my life’

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Money, fame, and 28 gold medals isn’t enough to equate to happiness if you ask Michael Phelps. “I didn’t want to live anymore,” Michael Phelps tells Yahoo. The 32-year-old reveals that depression and anxiety caused him to contemplate suicide, and it all started in middle school, where he was bullied because of his appearance — which made him not like the way he looks.

Can Football Ever Be Safe?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The lawyer for Aaron Hernandez is suing the National Football League after an autopsy found that the 27-year-old player, who died by suicide after being convicted of murder, had a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A new study suggests that kids who play tackle football before age 12 are at risk of developing CTE, which can cause mood swings, aggression and dementia-like symptoms. "There are other things we would need to know in order to answer that," said Erik Swartz, a kinesiologist at the University of New Hampshire.

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE, researchers say

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had one of the most severe cases of CTE researchers have encountered in someone his age, a lawyer representing his daughter told a news conference on Thursday. Attorney Jose Baez said he is filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots on behalf of Hernandez's daughter. "The results of Aaron Hernandez's tests were positive.

Hospital pushes back on Saints claims doctors misdiagnosed Delvin Breaux injury

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The New Orleans Saints fired two orthopedic physicians last week after it was determined cornerback Delvin Breaux had a fractured fibula that was initially diagnosed as a bone bruise. Upon discovering the more significant injury, the Saints dismissed doctors Deryk Jones and Misty Suri. According to the Associated Press, Ochsner Health System reviewed the findings and said there was nothing unusual about the diagnosis and no evidence of a misdiagnosis.

The Philadelphia Eagles Fine Their QBs for Bad Body Language

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

If you happen to catch a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback hanging his head after he tosses an interception this season, just know that it's going to cost him—literally. John DeFilippo, the team's quarterbacks coach, recently revealed that he fines players for bad body language. The topic came up during DeFilippo's recent appearance on The Howard Eskin Podcast.

Less Colonel Sanders makes for a healthier Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos WR says

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is one of those people. No more fast food: Denver WR Emmanuel Sanders has sworn off drive-thru meals. Speaking with 9 News Denver reporter Mike Klis during a break at a youth football camp he was hosting, Sanders pointed to his age and energy level as reasons why he changed his diet.

Brady to release conditioning, nutrition book in September

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Tom Brady's off-the-field pursuits will take a new form in a few months when he releases a book about sustaining peak performance through publisher Simon and Schuster. Simon and Schuster announced on Thursday that the book will be called "The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance." The plan is for it to be published in September, and it will be available in hardcover, e-book, and audio editions.  "Oversized, heavily illustrated, revealing yet deeply practical, The TB12 Method is an 'athlete's bible' that reveals Brady's methods and approaches to sustained peak performance for people of all ages," Simon and Schuster said in a release. "In it, Brady tells the backstory

Ricky Williams still high on cannabis use, and now he’s talking about it

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Ricky Williams, the former Miami Dolphins running back whose career and reputation were tarnished by marijuana use, is now a national spokesman for cannabis use. After spending years as the punchline for pothead jokes, Williams will be a keynote speaker at the Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo, June 9-11 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center. It is the first large-scale cannabis convention ever held in South Florida, and expected to draw thousands of participants including patients, scientists, doctors, and others working in the cannabis business. More than 20 NFL teams play in states where some form of marijuana use has become legal since Williams retired from

Bill Belichick Explains Why Patriots’ Small Coaching Staffs Have Translated To Wins

Monday, May 15th, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) — Bill Belichick’s coaching staff with the Patriots has long been among the smallest in the National Football League. The Patriots head coach has at times forgone having an offensive or defensive coordinator. He typically has relatively few assistants on his staff, and even fewer assistants for the assistants. Belichick explained why he prefers a smaller staff in a fascinating new interview. It’s simple: less is more. Speaking as part of the new podcast Suiting Up With Paul Rabil (h/t to Mike Reiss of ESPN), Belichick explained that he prefers a small, busy coaching staff to a larger group with less work to do. He believes that the coaching staff is ultimately more productive (and