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Soccer rivals football for concussion risks

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With the World Cup we are seeing a lot more of soccer and with the increased televised games we are paying more attention to the injuries sustained by soccer players. There has been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of “heading the ball” in soccer as a potential cause of  brain injury. […]

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The Illusive Gulf war Syndrome

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For many of the First Gulf War veterans with unexplainable physical, neurological and cognitive symptoms, fighting for their VA benefits has been an uphill battle. Several years ago at the Southwest Disability Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico a focus of the conference was the Gulf War Syndrome. One of the presentations showed an amazing documentary […]

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Settlement May Earn Chronic Patients Much Needed Care

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The proposed agreement in a national class action would allow Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses to keep receiving physical and occupational therapy at home or in nursing homes. The agreement has been accepted by the Obama administraion, and helps solve a long-running problem for Medicare patients. The old policy said patients must show improvement […]

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Should Lou Gehrig’s Medical Records Be Released?

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Some lawmakers in Minnesota are trying to force the release of Lou Gehrig’s medical records. They say the records might give some insight as to whether the famous baseball player died of the disease named after him, or if repetitive head trauma played some kind of role. The holders of the records, the Mayo Clinic, […]

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Hilgenberg’s Death Raises Many Questions About Football’s Safety

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The Christmas before Wally Hilgenberg died in 2008, trapped in a wheelchair and only able to communicate by blinking his eyes, he gave each of his four children one of his Super Bowl rings. Everyone was under the impression his decline in health was due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. Two years after his death, however, […]

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