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Mike Dougherty
September 13, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's high school football and soccer season — two sports that create an increased risk of brain injury. Health officials are working to raise awareness while highlighting available resources. Brain injuries can have a major effect on memory, energy levels, even...
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August 18, 2019 - 9:04 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study has focused on the leading causes of concussions in children and young adults. They come courtesy of journal Brain Injury and with over 1...
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2019 - 11:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Neha Gupta has had a passion for helping others since childhood. "I definitely was a pretty fearless kid that always spoke my mind," said the now 22-year-old. Born in New Zealand but raised in Philadelphia, the future doctor's mission to give back grew out of her...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players' lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing set for Thursday on the NFL's appeal was...
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Sep 17, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley (26) is introduced before the game at Bank of America Stadium.
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Mike DeNardo
July 19, 2018 - 12:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge says she sees evidence that former NFL players may be filing fraudulent concussion claims. But for now, she's not going to name a special investigator to look into them. NFL attorneys have claimed doctors were exaggerating the ailments of former...
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July 18, 2018 - 6:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players estimated Wednesday that payouts from the concussion settlement with the league will top $1.4 billion, a $400 million jump because of thousands more players filing claims. The number of players who filed to be a part of the settlement is...
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Sep 17, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley (26) is introduced before the game at Bank of America Stadium.
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May 30, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia heard arguments Wednesday in the NFL's request for a special investigator to look into what the league says are fraudulent claims in a $1 billion concussion settlement. The league last month cited an independent study it said found that more than...
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