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Predators target NFL concussion victims, lawyers say
Lawyers for former NFL players eligible for concussion settlement payments say they've found evidence predators are taking advantage of players with significant brain damage
Judge: NFL concussion victims hit with 'deceptive practices'
A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned about "deceptive practices" by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money
Tim Shaw, who is battling ALS , named one of 6 Titans captains
NASHVILLE , Tenn. -- The Titans announced their 2017 team captains with five of the team's biggest leaders and one special surprise member, former linebacker Tim Shaw. The addition of Shaw signifies the role his presence and fight against Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) has on
New ALS drug Radicava comes with new questions as well
It is the first new drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 22 years to become available in the United States. Called edaravone – brand name Radicava – its FDA approval this week was met with a wave of excitement from the media and the ALS community. But some physicians are raising concerns
Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73
Shepard died at his home in Kentucky last week from complications from ALS.
Sam Shepard dies at 73 after battling ALS
Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has died, according to family spokesperson Chris Boneau. He was 73. Shepard died at his home last week in Kentucky after complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Boneau said. "The family requests privacy at this difficult
July 14, 1998: Morrie: a man teaches others how to live and die
"Nightline's" Ted Koppel speaks with Mitch Albom, author of "Tuesdays with Morrie."
All but one of 111 former pro football players had brain injury CTE in study
“Football is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport.” These words, spoken by legendary football coach Vince Lombardi , have taken on new meaning in the last decade after several recent studies have revealed a link between the repeated collisions for which the game is known and a progressive
Connecticut educator using his ALS diagnosis to teach students about life
The head of an elementary school in Connecticut is inspiring students with his optimism and honesty as he continues to work despite being diagnosed with Asymotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) nearly 11 months ago. "I have the best job in the world," Andrew Niblock, the head of the Greenwich Country
Connecticut educator uses his illness to teach life lessons at school
The head of a Connecticut elementary school is using his ALS diagnosis to teach children about how to find hope and be resilient.