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NFL and ex-players reach deal in concussion lawsuit

Thousands of former football players and their families reached a settlement with the National Football League on Thursday in a lawsuit that put concussions, and their impact on the brain, under the microscope. The deal calls for the NFL to pay $765 million to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation, medical…

‘Protecting’ Psychiatric Medical Records Puts Patients at Risk of Hospitalization

Medical centers that elect to keep psychiatric files private and separate from the rest of a person’s medical record may be doing their patients a disservice, a Johns Hopkins study concludes. In a survey of psychiatry departments at 18 of the top American hospitals as ranked by U.S. News &…