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Tuesday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • The Arizona Republic profiled new Arizona Cardinals strength coach Buddy Morris, who is trying to bring a new conditioning regimen to the team as well as assistant conditioning coach Roger Kingdom -- the two-time Olympic gold medalist in the hurdles.
  • ESPN's NFL Nation reported in its Inside Slant blog on the developments and changes in football helmets, looking at the inroads made by motorsports helmet maker Bill Simpson. National sales manager Ashlee Quintero discussed how the new SG helmet that is passing a number of stress tests.
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz wrote in his syndicated weekly column that the NFL is testing to detect tau proteins in brains.
  • USA Today looked at the recent study that used University of Rochester football players to show long-term damage from repeated hits.
  • Helio reported on a study that suggested surgery should be avoided on Grade III AC joint injuries on shoulders.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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