"Players should always look at what they are hitting and avoid using their head as the initial point of contact with their opponent. In addition to increased concussion risk, head-down tackling and hitting with the top of the helmet are a mechanism for neck fracture," said Steven Broglio, associate professor of kinesiology.
U.S. News & World Report
"I cannot recall a judge saying in a class-action case that the amount of settlement is too low and you need to go back and go for broke at trial. This is very striking," said Daniel Crane, professor of law, regarding a U.S. District Court judge's rejection of a proposed $324 million settlement in an antitrust case.
The New York Times
An article about the new book "Building a Better Teacher" quotes School of Education Dean Deborah Ball on why teacher training needs to involve more than learning on the job.
Inside Higher Ed
"So while the economy is still experiencing sluggish growth, perhaps the best thing to do is just not mess with it (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). SNAP’s not perfect, but on the whole it works, in fact quite well," co-wrote Luke Shaefer, associate professor of social work.
Eden Wells, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, said the likelihood of the Ebola virus spreading beyond West Africa via air travel is extremely low.
International Business Times
Dr. Anna Lok, professor of internal medicine, encourages baby boomers to be tested for hepatitis C and describes new drug treatments that deliver 90-to-95 percent cure rates for those diagnosed early.
In his monthly column, Dr. Howard Markel, professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, highlighted the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Act, a momentous event that continues to shape modern medicine.
Research by Dr. Jacek Debiec, assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, found that mothers can pass on specific fears to their days-old babies through smells.
Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and natural resources and environment, spoke about why some university researchers shy away from engaging with the public and media.
"When you survey African American and Hispanic communities, they are more likely to say, 'Spend money on environmental issues.' From a political perspective, it makes sense for environmental groups to engage low-income communities because a lot of political support sits in those communities," said Dorceta Taylor, professor of environmental sociology.
Los Angeles Times