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With the NHL, “it’s deja` vu all over again”

With the NHL, “it’s deja` vu all over again”

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The NHL is embarking on a battle to disprove the connection between concussions and Chronic Trauma Encephalopathy or CTE.

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Boston Researchers Seek Drug Trial Without Consent

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A group of Boston doctors is proposing to join a study that would offer emergency care and treatment to brain injury patients without first obtaining the patient’s consent. They argue that often brain injury patients arrive at hospitals unconscious or without family members who can speak on their behalf, so these doctors need to opportunity […]

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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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