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September 22, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball suffered a head injury Saturday against Texas-El Paso and was taken out of the game, according to the official Twitter account of the Badgers. Ball scored on a one-yard run with 14 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter, but took a shot to the head on the play. After being examined by team medical personnel, he was ruled out for the rest of the game. This has been a rough season for Ball, a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist. Actually, it got rough even before the season.
April 6, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
More than 100 people were arrested and dozens hurt Saturday during a daylong party in UC Santa Barbara's Isla Vista neighborhood, including 18 for their alleged roles in a violent clash between police and spring-break revelers, authorities said. Many of the arrests were for public intoxication. It was unclear how many of those arrested were UCSB students. About 15,000 people attended the event known as Deltopia, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said. The nighttime disturbance began when a UCSB police officer was struck in the head with a backpack containing large bottles of alcohol.
August 13, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
Kristin Chenoweth, who was hit in the head last month by a piece of lighting equipment while filming CBS' "The Good Wife," said she is leaving her recurring role as a political reporter because of the injury. "It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to 'The Good Wife' at this time,' " the actress said in a statement to People magazine. "[I'm] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern. " She was rushed to the hospital July 11 after a gust of wind blew a piece of lighting equipment out of place, striking her in the head as she was filming a scene on the Brooklyn set. She was released the following day. UPDATE at 3:05 P.M.: A statement from CBS Television Studios, which produces "The Good Wife," said, "We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she's feeling better.
March 6, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
A Stanford distance runner became the first active Division I-A athlete to sue the NCAA over concussions Wednesday. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Jessica Tonn accused the NCAA of inadequately educating coaches and athletes about concussions and not implementing return-to-play guidelines or procedures to detect head injuries. Tonn is a three-time All-American who competes for Stanford's track and field team and finished 16th at the NCAA cross country championships in 2013.
January 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Concussions and other head injuries in early adulthood may significantly raise the risk of depression decades later, a study of World War II veterans found. The study has disturbing implications for football and hockey players, motorcyclists and others who have taken blows to the head. Other research has shown that head trauma patients may be prone to depression shortly after suffering their injuries. But the new findings suggest that the risk persists even 50 years later.
October 21, 2007 | Chris Foster and Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writers
UCLA's 30-21 victory over California on Saturday was tempered by the loss of linebacker Christian Taylor. Taylor wobbled off the field after a collision with Bears running back Justin Forsett. UCLA officials said Taylor suffered a concussion and then had a small seizure on the sidelines. He was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where a CT scan on his neck and head were performed before he was released Saturday evening, UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said.
April 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A bike rider died after colliding with a brick wall Friday, authorities said. Glenn Lubben, 57, of Brea, apparently lost control of his bicycle as he was traveling west on Alta Mesa Drive, veered off the roadway and hit a low brick wall, Brea police said. Lubben, who police said was wearing a helmet, suffered a serious head injury. He was pronounced dead at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton at 10:24 a.m.
January 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) underwent surgery to treat a head injury from a skiing accident a month ago. Lautenberg, 79, fell and hit his head while skiing in Aspen, Colo., a spokesman said. He had had a low-grade headache since then. He checked himself into a New York hospital late Saturday. Doctors found blood had collected in an area inside the senator's skull that required surgery to drain. The spokesman said Lautenberg would need two days to recover.
October 2, 1992
Police detectives were investigating the death of a woman who was found at the bottom of a swimming pool Thursday evening. The woman had a head injury and there was blood at the scene, but detectives had not determined how the woman died. "We don't know if it's a homicide or a drowning or what," said Sgt. Don Kimbro. A couple who live in the 2800 block of Eucalyptus Place called police about 6 p.m. and said they had arrived home to find the woman in their pool, police said.
December 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
British scientists said last week that they had discovered a causal link between severe head injuries and Alzheimer's disease, a terminal brain disorder that afflicts an estimated 4 million elderly people in the United States. "It has been argued for a long time that Alzheimer's has several different causes. Our data is the first direct evidence that head injury may be one significant causative factor," said Dr. Gareth Roberts of London's St. Mary's Hospital Medical School.
February 22, 2014 | By James Barragan
Lauren Holiday sits pensively, hands clasped in her lap, a UCLA basketball practice jersey folded around her. Rocking slightly, she leans forward in her chair as she struggles to remember the incidents that changed her life. She had been asked about the series of head injuries she has endured in her two seasons as a college basketball player: How many were there? When did they happen? And how? "To be honest, I don't really remember," she says quietly from time to time. And then: "My memory is really bad now because of them.
January 15, 2014 | Sam Farmer and Ken Bensinger
A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a proposed $765-million concussion settlement Tuesday between the NFL and more than 4,500 retired players because of concerns the money will be insufficient over the life of the deal. The settlement, which would be paid over a 20-year period, is intended to cover the related medical expenses of those who may suffer lasting neurological damage because of their playing careers. The settlement would cover a group that could top 20,000 players, whether they had sued the league or not, and is designed to last for 65 years.
December 30, 2013 | Wire reports
Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps. Schumacher has been put in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation. "We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher," Dr. Jean-Francois Payen , the doctor in charge of Grenoble University Hospital's intensive care unit, said at a news conference.
December 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher remained in a medically induced coma and in a critical state Monday, the day after after hitting his head in a skiing accident. “We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” said chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen, who is also in charge of Grenoble University Hospital's intensive-care unit. He added of Schumacher: “He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation,” he added. “We are working hour by hour.” Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, hit the right side of his head on a rock after falling while skiing with his 14-year-old son Sunday morning in the French Alpine resort of Meribel.
December 7, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Authorities can test a driver's blood to see if the person's mind is too impaired by alcohol to hit the road. But sports officials lack a similar test to check when a football player is too concussed to be on the field. Arizona State players, in action Saturday night against Stanford in the Pac-12 championship, have been season-long guinea pigs in an effort to develop a test. The blood, saliva and urine of 36 players has been regularly collected since the preseason. All of the players, most of whom are starters, volunteered.
November 25, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
VANCOUVER, Canada - Ten former NHL players have claimed in a class-action lawsuit the league was negligent in withholding and misrepresenting information about the consequences of repeated blows to the head, contributing to players' brain injuries and neurological disorders. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks compensatory and punitive damages in addition to a court-supervised, league-funded medical monitoring program to diagnose and treat head injuries.
September 8, 1997 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Athletes who suffer mild head injuries require at least three days of recuperation after symptoms disappear before engaging again in physical activity, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina. The study of 22 athletes found that it takes at least three days to recover balance after a mild head injury. The study also found that healing continues for more than a week after a minor blow to the head.
A 13-year-old Lancaster boy died Wednesday of a head injury he suffered Sunday afternoon while playing with friends who were throwing dirt clods at one another in a vacant lot, police said. Toby Egstrom was taken to the hospital by his mother following the accident. The boy underwent surgery Sunday night at Lancaster Community Hospital and was transferred early Monday to Antelope Valley Medical Center, where he went into a coma, said Dean Sebree, a Los Angeles County coroner's investigator.
November 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
An 86-year-old San Jose woman has died from a head injury she suffered while running in the New York City Marathon last weekend. Joy Johnson stumbled in the 20th mile of the race and fell to the ground, the New York Daily News reported . Medics urged Johnson to let them take her to a hospital but Johnson, running in New York for the 25th time, insisted on continuing. After the race, she appeared on the "Today" show, where she was interviewed by Al Roker with bandages covering the right side of her face and head.
November 2, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Xavier Henry stood under the basket, a two-inch gash on his forehead, a smile on his lips. His blood was still being sopped from the Staples Center court as Lakers trainer Gary Vitti pressed a towel against the cut, the fabric doing little to stop the bleeding. Soon a black bandage was wrapped in several tight loops around the swingman's head. It all seemed like a great fuss about nothing to Henry, who cackled before shooting the two free throws he was due for being fouled by San Antonio's Jeff Ayres, not to mention the unwelcome collision involving his head and teammate Wesley Johnson's knee.
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