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Sports Concussions: the evidence base for evaluation and management of concussions

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We are becoming increasingly aware of sports concussions and the link between concussions and brain injuries. The retired NFL players who have come forward to speak about the long-term effects of the multiple concussions they experienced in the game have helped to shed light on the issues as have the unfortunate deaths by suicide of […]

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Sub-Concussive Hits Are Causing Serious Brain Damage

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It is no secret that the NFL has a brain injury problem. The issue has been covered by pretty much every major new source, and high profile deaths and suicides linked to repeated brain damage has kept the topic at the forefront of sports and health discussions. All this time, the finger has been pointed […]

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Will This Year Be The Landmark Year Of Brain Science?

Will This Year Be The Landmark Year Of Brain Science?

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2013 is poised to be a landmark year for brain research. The last few years have brought brain injury to the forefront of public discussion as countless soldiers have returned home with traumatic brain injury and/or post-traumatic brain injury. Those unaware of the plight of our veterans have likely instead watched as TBI has very […]

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Boxing’s History With CTE

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Boxing and brain injury go hand in hand. While chronic traumatic encephalopathy is just now becoming a serious part of the discussion of football and its safety, studies linking CTE and boxing were being published in 1928. Boxing culture has even given the condition cute nicknames, a kind of macabre way of dealing with knowing […]

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The Issues With Trusting The Recent CTE Findings

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Everyone interested in brain injury has been buzzing about the study saying abnormally high amounts of tau proteins related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy have been identified in living humans’ brains using a new form of positron emission tomography called FDDNP PET. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is associated with repeated traumatic brain injuries, and until this study, it […]

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Are The New CTE Findings Really “The Holy Grail”?

Are The New CTE Findings Really “The Holy Grail”?

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The news that a group of researchers at UCLA have found a protein in the brain of living patients linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is being treated as “the holy grail”, but many are ignoring just how early the findings are and how far we have to go in understanding the connection. The […]

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Junior Seau’s Family Files Suit Against The NFL

Junior Seau’s Family Files Suit Against The NFL

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Junior Seau’s suicide last year has been regularly making headlines as it has been discovered that Seau had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease linked to repeated head trauma and can cause depression, anxiety, and possibly dementia. Now he finds himself back in the headlines as his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the […]

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UCLA Researchers Identify Protein Linked To CTE In Living Patients

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has been making headlines ever since it was discovered that most of the brains submitted to brain banks by deceased NFL players showed signs of the disorder. There has been a lot of concern over how many living athletes may be dealing with the symptoms from CTE. CTE is a degenerative brain […]

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Smaller, “Subconcussive” Hits May Cause CTE Over Time

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy has gone from unknown condition to household discussion in the past few weeks, especially after NFL veteran Junior Seau was found to have the condition after he committed suicide last year. CTE is believed to be brought on by repeated brain injuries, such as those commonly sustained in the NFL, but Purdue […]

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NFL Stars May Not Be The Only Ones With CTE

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Most of the news about traumatic brain injury focuses on professional athletes and veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, but these people only make up a small fraction of the total brain injuries dealt with every year. Every day, children, sometimes as young as 8 or 9, receive brain injuries on playgrounds and grass fields. Doctors like […]

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