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Repetitive hits, not concussions, cause CTE

Repetitive hits, not concussions, cause CTE

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A newly released study by researchers at Boston University linked repetitive hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of CTE. The study found the link between head impact and TBI, independent of concussion. For the research team, the findings explained why approximately 20% of athletes with CTE were never diagnosed with a concussion.

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Bostonian of the Year: Ann McKee CTE Researcher

Bostonian of the Year: Ann McKee CTE Researcher

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Recently McKee’s published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that of 202 brains of former football players, 177 had CTE. Dr. McKee also served as the pathologist for the study of Aaron Hernandez’s brain. Hernandez, the former Patriot, was a convicted murderer serving a life sentence for killing his friend. Hernandez ended his life six months into his sentence. The autopsy revealed that Hernandez had advanced CTE.

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CTE experts say breakthrough findings may help diagnose the disease in living athletes

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Since its discovery over a decade ago, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been a sort of boogeyman to both the worlds of professional sports (most notably football) and medical research. The permanent degenerative brain disease was known to silently fester in the brains of people affected by repeated head trauma while gradually causing debilitating and […]

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110 NFL Brains with CTE

110 NFL Brains with CTE

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The results of a study by Dr. Ann McKee into the brains of deceased NFL football players was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. McKee studied the brains of 202 deceased football players of which 111 played in the NFL and 110 showed signs of CTE.

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Football’s “Concussion Crisis” Isn’t Just About Concussions

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The NFL’s issues around brain injuries and how the league can keep players safe from a seemingly invisible but serious injury is often referred to as football’s “concussion crisis.” However, the NFL’s problems extend much further than how it handles the frequent mild concussions occurring on the field each Sunday. While concussions are serious injuries […]

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Over 95 Percent of Examined NFL Players Showed Signs of CTE

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It has become terrifyingly routine for deceased former NFL players to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NFL continues to downplay the issues of brain injuries in the league as they continue their protracted legal battle with former players, but new data from the nation’s largest brain bank dedicated to traumatic brain injury […]

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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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