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Football helmets used by high school teams (KPIX)

Newer, Better High School Football Helmets Still No Guarantee Against Brain Injuries

“If you move from a one-star helmet to some of the better four and five star helmets, you cut your concussion rate in half.” KPIX 5’s comprehensive database reveals which helmets schools are using, and why some may be putting some students at greater risk of brain injuries.

10/02/2014

Image from a firefighter's helmet cam shows Asiana Airlines Flight 214 burning following a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport, July 6, 2013. (San Francisco Fire Dept.)

Policy Banning San Francisco Firefighters From Wearing Helmet Cameras Under Review

Ever since footage emerged from a San Francisco firefighters’ helmet of a truck running over a Asiana Airlines crash victim in July 2013, firefighters on the department have been banned from wearing the cameras. That policy is now under review.

08/05/2014

Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland A's. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Encouraged With Progress From Head Surgery

Brandon McCarthy’s hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head is hardly noticeable anymore.

09/28/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Walking, Could Head Home Soon

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.

09/10/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Still In ‘Life-Threatening’ Situation

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remained in a “life-threatening” situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive.

09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Brain Surgery, No Timetable For Return

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.

09/07/2012

Lucas Loses UK Battle Over Stormtrooper Helmets

Lucas Loses UK Battle Over Stormtrooper Helmets

The Brititsh Empire has struck out Bay Area filmmaker, George Lucas in a London, England lawsuit…

CBS San Francisco–07/27/2011

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