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Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII

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A $30 million partnership between the NFL and the National Institutes of Health is set to expire at the end of August, with much of the NFL's pledged money unspent. Above, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in February. Bob Levey/Getty Images hide caption

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USA Football says it will be testing a new version of the game in select youth programs this fall that could become an alternative to tackle football and flag football. Adriana Varela Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system during weapons practice in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Heavy weapons like these generate a shock wave that may cause brain injuries. Sgt. Benjamin Tuck/CJSOTF-A/DVIDS hide caption

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Pentagon Shelves Blast Gauges Meant To Detect Battlefield Brain Injuries

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Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva compete in the women's duets synchronized swimming technical routine preliminary on Monday in Rio de Janeiro. Koroleva has suffered several concussions over the years. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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When Swimmers Get Out Of Sync, The Result Can Be A Kick In The Head

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The Gray Team with Maj. Jennifer Bell (center), who ran a concussion clinic, seen in the Helmand province of Afghanistan in 2010: Col. Michael Jaffee (from left) , Capt. James Hancock, Col. Geoffrey Ling, Lt. Col. Shean Phelps and Col. Robert Saum. Courtesy of Christian Macedonia hide caption

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How A Team Of Elite Doctors Changed The Military's Stance On Brain Trauma

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Most people who say they've had a concussion say they sought out medical care at the time. Science Photo Libra/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Nearly 1 In 4 Americans Reports Having Had A Concussion

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Months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, you may sleep more hours, but the sleep isn't restorative, a study suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Concussion Can Lead To Sleep Problems That Last For Years

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Before Monday, no NFL official had publicly acknowledged a link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Here, members of the Denver Broncos are seen after one of their teammates suffered a concussion during a game in late 2014. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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In A First, NFL Executive Admits Football Is Linked To Brain Damage

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John Castello decided to stop playing football when he learned about the risks of brain injury. Dave Marmarelli/DGM Photography hide caption

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The Impact Of 'Concussion': High School Football Player Changes Course

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Garrison Pennington (right, No. 42) tackles a player during Albany High School's 2014-2015 season — the last he would play. Courtesy of Ned Purdom hide caption

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Quitting The Gridiron When Football Runs Through The Family

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'NFL Confidential': Anonymous Player On Why He Loathes The League

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The Alto Yellowjackets take the field on Nov. 13, a month after Matthews died. Lauren Silverman/NPR hide caption

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Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

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Germany's Alexandra Popp and the U.S.'s Morgan Brian collide during a World Cup semifinal in June. Both were injured, but continued to play. Brad Smith//ISI/Corbis hide caption

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Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games

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