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CTE confirmed in a living person for the first time

For the first time in history, researchers say they have confirmed a chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis in a living person. The specific athlete highlighted in the study was unnamed, but since its publishing, lead author Dr. Bennet Omalu has confirmed that he and colleagues have confirmed that former NFL player Fred McNeill was living […]

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Elite high school football players shrug off concussion concerns

There is no denying that high school football players these days know much more about brain injuries than their predecessors. Between the new concussion-related rules they have to follow, required pre-season education classes, and the constant discussions in the media, teen athletes are given a wealth of information regarding how to identify concussions and their […]

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NFL releases comprehensive concussion data from two most recent seasons

The NFL is often far from forthcoming when it involves matters of concussions on the field, but last week they released a treasure trove of data collected from the past two seasons. For the study, called the Play Smart. Play Safe. initiative, the league reviewed footage of the 458 known concussions that occurred throughout the […]

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Aaron Hernandez had severe form of CTE never seen in someone his age

Aaron Hernandez had severe form of CTE never seen in someone his age

When researchers announced they had founds of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, they noted that he showed signs of severe damage to his brain. However, even they underestimated just how severe the situation was. Speaking at a medical conference Thursday, researchers at Boston University revealed that Hernandez […]

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Some football positions may be riskier for concussions that others

These days, just about everyone knows football is a dangerous sport for your brain. But, what they might not know is that some positions may be riskier than others. A recently published, NFL-funded study suggests that some players are more likely to experience more severe brain injuries more frequently than other positions. As lead researcher […]

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Former NFL player says his team tried to silence him on CTE

The NFL has been accused countless times of hiding downplaying or outright hiding the risk of brain injuries from its players, but one athlete says some in the league are also trying to keep word from getting out to the public. In a recent hearing with the Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy […]

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Boston Patriots Near Forgotten Heroes Live with CTE

Boston Patriots Near Forgotten Heroes Live with CTE

The 1960’s and 1970’s football heroes are now old and aging. Some have passed away and a few have taken their own lives. Football in the 1960’s and 70’s allowed players to return to the game with concussions due to the lack of awareness of the long-term effects of multiple concussive injuries. It’s time that we take a look at these players and see how they’ve fared as they age.

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Young hockey players show signs of brain damage three months after concussion

The typical concussion is thought to take between one to two weeks to recover from. At least, that is what doctors and patients alike believed until recently. The latest studies suggest that while concussion symptoms can fade away within the weeks after a brain injury, the damage to the brain may last quite a bit […]

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State concussion laws are reducing the number of repeated concussions in young athletes

State concussion laws are reducing the number of repeated concussions in young athletes

  Throughout the past decade, every state in America has passed their own form of regulations aimed at protecting young athletes from concussions. Now, one of the first studies to examine these regulations says they are working. According to the report published in the American Journal of Public Health, these regulations have led to a […]

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Childhood concussions may increase your risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Young athletes have a lot of reason to worry about concussions. Not only can these brain injuries put them on the sidelines with debilitating symptoms ranging from headaches and memory problems to vision and coordination issues. Athletes are also gripping with the risk of long-time brain disease from repeated concussions. Now, these young athletes have […]

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