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First Soccer and Rugby Players Diagnosed With CTE

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Repeated brain injuries is a big topic of concern for organized sports right now. While the NFL gets the spotlight for denying the seriousness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, reports are coming out detailing the dangers of bouncing a ball of your head repeatedly, or playing an intense close-contact sport. Earlier this month chronic traumatic encephalopathy, […]

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Joe Namath Reveals His Brain Injury

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Last Friday, two days before being honored to perform the coin toss for the 2014 Super Bowl, Joe Namath appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan show.  Mr. Namath is most notably remembered for boldly predicting that his underdog New York Jet’s football team would beat the highly heralded Baltimore Colts.  As their quarterback, he delivered on that […]

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Why Are Brain Injury Patients Put Into Medically-Induced Comas?

Why Are Brain Injury Patients Put Into Medically-Induced Comas?

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When Michael Schumacher recently suffered a severe brain injury while skiing, he arrived at the French hospital already in a coma. Schumacher is likely to remain in the coma for at least a few more days, and possibly much longer. Doctors are also keeping his body temperature near hypothermia levels. It might seem strange at […]

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Ryan Freel Becomes the First Major League Baseball Player to be Diagnosed with CTE

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Ryan Freel was frequently described as fearless throughout his career playing major league baseball for the Cincinati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, and Baltimore Orioles. He wasn’t afraid to dive for balls or crash into walls and other players. He quickly became a fan favorite during his five years playing with the Reds, but […]

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Increased Survival Rates for TBI Patients Causes Donor Organ Shortage

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Recent studies have shown that the advancements in traumatic brain injury treatment over the past decade have allowed more people to survive traumatic brain injuries. While this is good news for everyone ever affected by a brain injury, including the families and friends of those injured, there is one group who isn’t benefiting from improved […]

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Legally Lethal: A Case Study

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Last month, I attended a lecture given by Dr. Bo Burns, an ER doctor at Hillcrest Medical Center here in Tulsa.  The topic was street drugs ranging from bath salts to synthetic marijuana.  What I took away from the lecture is that we must let the patient or client educate us, the mental health or […]

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Malcolm Gladwell Suggests Drastic Action To Solve Football’s TBI Problem

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Malcolm Gladwell has been a longtime New Yorker staff writer as well as the author of best-sellers The Tipping Point and Outliers about American college football. That means he has made a career out of reporting facts as well as unabashedly sharing his informed opinions, even when they are controversial. Gladwell took to Fareed Zakaria’s […]

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Sanjay Gupta Explains Why We Need To Call Concussions a Brain Injury

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Just because it is now officially the off-season for the NFL doesn’t mean the NFL’s woes are going away. The game is played by men who average 250 pounds, with some who are much heavier, made of pure muscle, and whose primary goal is to slam into each other as hard as they have to […]

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