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NEW YORK - There was just one positive steroids test in the major leagues over the full first year of the toughened program, but the number of players authorized to use otherwise banned stimulants because they have ADHD rose by a small amount for the second straight year.
Ex-Viking Orlando Thomas still fighting ALS
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Former Minnesota Vikings strong safety Orlando Thomas is continuing his fight with Lou Gehrig's Disease and has not died, as had been reported, his agent said Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - The NFL Players Association has formed a committee to address the issue of head trauma among players.

RENTON, Wash. - Lofa Tatupu has had multiple concussions.

NEW YORK - Retired professional football players may have a higher rate than normal of Alzheimer's disease or other memory problems, suggests a preliminary study that provides more fuel for concerns about long-term risk of concussions.
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