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A Football Helmet Design That Listens to Physics

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at the University of Michigan could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.

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Super Bowl Won’t Make You Feel Super, Even if Your Team Wins

Communication researchers Drew Margolin, and Wang Liao have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year’s Super Bowl.

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Researchers Work to Change Athletes' Perception, Reporting of Concussions

Researchers are working to reduce the stigma surrounding concussions—and reporting concussions.

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Sports ‘Streak’ Expert: Statistically, Panthers Most Likely to Win @SuperBowl50

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Super Bowl 50 and Five Decades of Sports and Sponsorship: SJU Experts

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Injuries, Stadiums and Half-Time Shows: GW Experts Focus on Super Bowl 50

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Victoria Johnson Writes About the NFL's Marketing to Women as Brand Faces Criticism Due to Concussion, Domestic Violence Scandals.

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Experts Say to Expect Edgy Content in Super Bowl Ads

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Flu Tackles Super Bowl Fans

A Cornell University economist and his colleagues have found the geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl had an 18 percent spike in flu-related deaths among people above the age of 65.

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Super Bowl Ad Buy Can Be a Good Investment, Marketing Expert Says

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As the Super Bowl marks its 50th anniversary, deciding whether to spring for an ad is tougher than ever for companies. Frank Germann, an assistant professor of marketing in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, says the decision is easier when broken down into a cost per impressions.

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UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

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In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole vaulting. But this time she’s heading to the world stage not as an athlete, but as a doctor.

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Let’s Continue Running as We Age

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The Medical Minute: Steering Clear of Sledding Risks

When snowflakes begin to fall, kids of all ages – from toddlers to teens – get excited about sledding down hills covered in the white stuff. But it’s important for parents to teach their children important safety measures to prevent injury while having fun.

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“Concussion”: In the Eve of Super Bowl Sunday, Pediatricians Discuss Recent Film and Football Brain Injuries

With the recent release of the Will Smith film “Concussion” and the upcoming Super Bowl sports-related traumatic brain injuries are bound to take center stage and rekindle anxiety among parents whose children play football. But sports medicine and trauma specialists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago caution that such dramatic Hollywood accounts — while raising important questions about public health and the politics of professional sports — could inadvertently focus too much attention on a single sport, obscuring the reality that about half of all pediatric concussions occur during non-athletic, recreational activities.

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Are Football Players Too Obese?

In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor and one of his students suggests that being bigger doesn't mean being better -- or healthier.

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Research: New Ways to Detect, Prevent Head Trauma in Football Players

Research from Texas Christian University suggests that some degree of head trauma occurs in American football athletes over the course of a season, even when a concussion does not, and there may be a way to lessen the dangerous effects.

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American Fitness Index Releases New Community Action Guide

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Updated tool helps leaders take action to improve the health of their communities

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Hockey Helps Youth, Warms Hearts

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Gonzaga Exceptional Hockey, launched by Gonzaga University special education Professor Mark Derby in 2008 to help youth overcome learning and communications difficulties, has caught the attention of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

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Missouri S&T Expert Available to Discuss Economic Impact of St. Louis Rams’ Move

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Mayo Clinic Specialists Address Concussion Issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 3.9 sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. And, that number may even be higher, because many more concussions are not diagnosed correctly.