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Hamza Abdullah of the Denver Broncos poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Denver, Colo. (credit: Getty Images)

Former Broncos Player Calls NFL ‘Slave Trade,’ Blasts ‘Fake Muslims’

Former Cardinals defensive back Hamza Abdullah took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to ensure players’ well-being.

11/01/2013

Kaiti Lukins at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's Center for Concussion (credit: CBS)

New Concussion Guidelines Were Based On Denver Doctor’s Work

Students who suffer concussions are told to take a break from sports. Now, doctors recommend they take a break from academics as well.

10/30/2013

Legacy High football players (credit: CBS)

NFL-Funded Program Aims To Cut Down On High School Concussions

High school football players are learning how to protect themselves on the field. They are trying to reduce the risk of head and neck injuries.

08/27/2013

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Parents: More Bonks Are Worse Than One

There is a lot we don’t know about concussions, but today comes a new study which confirms what we have suspected for a long time: the more concussions in children , the longer it takes to recover. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice for parents.

06/10/2013

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No Such Thing As A Rung Bell — This One Is For Parents

If you’re one of those people who believe “getting your bell rung” is a minor injury, think again. The largest study of its kind shows hits to the head add up, causing brain damage as early as the teen years. Dr. Dave Hnida has some advice for parents.

12/03/2012

Dave Studdard (credit: CBS)

Former Denver Bronco Joins Growing List Of Players Suing NFL

A former Denver Bronco player has joined the growing list of former NFL players who have filed a lawsuit against the league.

06/01/2012

Tom Nalen (credit: CBS)

Tom Nalen Thinks Timing Of Xanders Firing ‘Kind Of Weird’

Tom Nalen says he’s dropped 65 pounds since his playing days as a Pro Bowl center for Denver. He was the special guest on Xfinity Monday Live!, just hours after Broncos general manager Brian Xanders was let go.

05/08/2012

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Youth Concussion Rules Among New Colorado Laws

Young athletes in Colorado schools are getting protections from concussions with new guidelines for coaches and an agricultural tax break is going away as a handful of new laws take effect Jan. 1.

01/01/2012

Helmets at Craniologie in Breckenridge (credit: CBS)

Study Shows Increase In Head ‘Bonks’

Concussions are no laughing matter. Yet the CDC says the numbers of kids going to the ER for a head injury is way up. But as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the increase is not necessarily a bad thing.

10/06/2011

Jake Snakenberg (credit: CBS)

Concussions Training Due To Become Law In Colorado

The nation’s most sweeping measure addressing youth-concussions in sports was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado.

03/29/2011

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