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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

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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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Scans Find Signs of Long-Term Brain Damage in 40% of Ex-NFL Players

Scans Find Signs of Long-Term Brain Damage in 40% of Ex-NFL Players

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It may not be a secret that the NFL is in the midst of a concussion crisis, but we are only starting to understand how bad the problem really is. A recent study found that 40% of retired NFL players show long-term signs of traumatic brain injury, a substantially higher rate than what is seen […]

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The Impact of Brain Injuries In The NFL [Infographic]

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It is no secret that football has a concussion problem. Between lawsuits, high-profile retirements, and controversial deaths, the impact of head injuries in both professional and amateur football has been massive in the past few years alone. But how severe is the problem of brain injuries in football? An infographic recently shared by Rosenfeld Injury […]

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