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Angela Ruggiero

Female Olympians publicly pledge their brains to concussion and CTE research

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Starting Friday, the world’s eyes will be on Pyeongchang, South Korea as we watch athletes compete for the gold medal. But, in the days leading up to the opening ceremonies, some athletes are making big decisions that could have implications on athletics in the future. U.S. Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor joined with two other […]

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NFL and NIH end agreement to fund brain injury research

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Nearly five years ago, the NFL responded to intense scrutiny over its handling of concussions and high-profile suicides like that of linebacker Junior Seau by publicly committing to donate $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for brain research. At the time, it helped to quell strong criticism and give the NFL the chance […]

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Like Father, Like Son: Matt Hasselbeck Pledges His Brain To CTE Research

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Many would say football runs in the blood in the Hasselbeck family. In the 70’s and 80’s, Don Hasselbeck played tight end in the NFL. Since then, two of his three children have followed him into professional football. Matt and Tim Hasselbeck have both spent years as quarterbacks in the NFL before becoming analysts for […]

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Two New Studies Show TBI Has A Lasting Effect on Cognition and Attention

Two New Studies Show TBI Has A Lasting Effect on Cognition and Attention

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Cognitive deficits and difficulties are hallmark symptoms of a concussion, but new research recently presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting shows traumatic brain injuries may have longer lasting effects on cognitive abilities than previously thought. In one study, presented by researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, showed that a concussion can impact […]

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Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Agrees To Donate Her Brain For CTE Research

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Brandi Chastain has been a soccer icon from the moment she ripped her jersey off in celebration after making the game-winning penalty kick against China during the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. But, she hopes her latest action will be equally important to her legacy as an elite athlete and brain injury advocate. Chastain […]

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