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Concussion

St Louis Rams v San Francisco 49ers

49ers’ Smith Threw TD Pass With Blurred Vision

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday’s 24-24 tie against the Rams while playing with blurred vision before coming out with a concussion.

11/12/2012

Patrick Willis #52, NaVorro Bowman #53 and Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers tackle Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions during the second quarter of the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Study Finds Elevated Brain Disease Risk For NFL Veterans; League Donates $30M For Research

A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

09/05/2012

A view of warm-ups prior to a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion in San Jose. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Teen Canucks Fan Claims She Was Attacked At Sharks Game

San Jose police are investigating a 16-year-old girl’s report that she was assaulted during a Sharks game at HP Pavilion while wearing the opposing team’s jersey.

12/30/2011

Stanford Football

Stanford Football Players Help Researchers Study Concussions

Stanford University football players are assisting with concussion research as more parents seek medical treatment for their children’s head injuries.

10/06/2011

Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Alex Smith Suffered Concussion In Loss To Cowboys

The big storyline from Dallas’ incredible comeback win in San Francisco was Tony Romo’s ability to lead the team to victory despite suffering a puncture lung and broken ribs.

09/22/2011

High School football players run sprints (AP)

Pro Sports Concussion Screening Now Used At More High School Games

A concussion evaluation test already being used in professional sports is now being used more frequently in high school sports.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/27/2011

Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors

Warriors’ Ellis Suffers Concussion; Season Over

Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis has been diagnosed with a concussion from a hard fall on his head in Sunday night’s 104-103 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

CBS San Francisco–04/11/2011

From left: Morris Bradshaw, former Raiders wide receiver; Guy McIntyre, former 49ers lineman; Paula Daoutis, Director, Brain Injury Association of California; Mary Hayashi, California assembly member; Jo Loss, President, California PTA; Dr.Larry Dickerson, Eden Medical Center neurosurgeon (KCBS)

East Bay Legislator Pushes For Concussion Safety Bill

An East Bay legislator is pushing for passage of her bill, which would provide better safety guidelines for students who suffer a concussion.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/04/2011

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