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Judge ok's NFL concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia someday.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

Noon: Have You Had A Concussion? 

A new program being used by the Kellogg High School football and soccer teams called Impact looks to help diagnose concussion victims and ensure those who are concussed don't return too early and risk further brain damage. Cory Lewis, a physical therapist at Shoshone Medical...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Rypien: What Cost Super Bowl MVP? 

Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien (11) lies under the pile, center, during an NFC divisional playoff game the San Francisco 49ers, in San Francisco. Rypien is a Super Bowl MVP and champion, a former player for the Redskins and other teams who reached football's pinnacle...

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Vestal: Rypien Suit Raises Questions 16 

Not long ago, my sister-in-law asked me a question that I hadn’t considered. Was I planning to let my son, who was then 3, play football? The question struck me as overly cautious. Why wouldn’t I? It won’t break my heart if he grows up...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Idaho Bill Target Concussions 

Athletics coaches and officials would be required to remove players from games who show signs of a concussion, according to a measure aimed at boosting protections for young athletes who suffer head injuries. Rep. Erik Simpson of Idaho Falls wants to strengthen laws passed in...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

High Noon: Targetting Concussions 

Rep. Elaine Smith, D-Pocatello, may try to implement strict guidelines in state law designed to protect student-athletes from returning too soon to fields of play after suffering concussions. Earlier this year, Smith proposed legislation that would require athletes in publicly-funded sports – like high school...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.