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NFL awarding $1.5 million in medical grants

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Charities is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants for sports-related medical research at 15 organizations, with nearly two-thirds of the money going to study concussion prevention and treatment.

This year’s grants include research on stem cells and nervous system injuries; MRI methods after concussions; and the effect of temperature on the severity of potential brain injuries.

The intuitions receiving grants are Washington University, Washington State University, University of Miami, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, University at Buffalo, Ohio State University, University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery.



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Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

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Getting through Transportation Security Administration airport screening can be stressful enough, but add in a medical condition like a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might go through even closer scrutiny. People can take steps to pass through screening with dignity intact, says a local ostomy support group in Spokane that’s gathered TSA travel tips. Here is some of that advice.