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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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Experts Speak On Chris Borland’s Concussion-Related Retirement

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Chris Borland caught the sports world by surprise yesterday by announcing his retirement from the NFL after just one promising season playing for the San Francisco 49’s, but brain injury experts are coming out in support of the athlete’s brave decision. “It’s surprising because you don’t see it happen,” said Dr. Kevin Winter, one such […]

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Chris Nowinski Speaks About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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Chris Nowinski, co-founder and president of the Sports Legacy Institute, spoke to the Dennis and Callahan Morning Show recently about his upcoming documentary “Head Games’, but he also offered a lot of insight into the status of his most recent research and the safety of playing football at young ages. The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) […]

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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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