Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has become a hot-button topic in both the medical and sports communities as the link between the permanent brain disease and repeated head impacts gradually becomes more clear. In recent years, studies have made it increasingly evident that repeated concussions or severe head impacts can lead to the development of CTE. […]
Ray Ciancaglini is a wonderful friend to us here at NeuroNotes. Ray is a tireless advocate for concussions awareness and prevention of The Second Impact Syndrome. A retired boxer living with the long-term effects of multiple concussions, Ray has made preventing other athletes from experiencing the problems associated with multiple concussions his Number 1 priority. […]
Ty Pozzobon, a four-time champion bull rider, took his life this past January after battling depression and anxiety which are believed to have come from his multiple concussions.
Two years after his death, another football great has joined the list of former NFL players to show signs of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died. According to a report from ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr had Stage 3 CTE at the time of his death in […]
Tito Ortiz has spent almost 20 years as a professional cage fighter, but he says he is finally ready to call it quits for one simple reason: his health. The fighter is scheduled for one last bout this weekend where he will take on Chael Sonnen, but Ortiz says it will absolutely be his last. […]
Mark Gastineau, a retired defensive end with the New York Jets, revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Syndrome and Dementia. Gastineau played 1o years with the New York Jets.
Bo Jackson earned the title of world’s greatest living athlete by becoming the only person to ever be an All-Star in baseball and a Pro Bowl player in football, but his opinion on the notoriously dangerous sport of football might surprise some. According to a recent interview, Jackson says that had he known then what […]
In December 2015, Zac Easter shot himself ending what he called his “Silent Struggle” from the effects of multiple concussions he sustained from football. A month earlier, Zac had planned to end his life either by his own hand or suicide-by-cop, but was stopped and hospitalized. The reality was that Zac had tired of watching himself deteriorate and he knew that the cause of his problems was CTE or Chronic Trauma Encephalopathy.
Football’s legacy has been marred by the injuries sustained by former players and the lawsuit which has been required to provide them with much needed compensation for their injuries and disabilities arising from the sport. NeuroNotes has long covered the problems associated with multiple concussions including: CTE, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism and other neurological disabilities.
The fight over high school football is ongoing, after all it’s the American sport. The reality is that the American sport exposing athletes to high risks of brain injury which may not appear until later in life. We know how boxing has lost it’s fan base and we readily acknowledge the risk of that sport, but somehow football remains immune from players, parents, coaches, fans and school officials accepting the risks of football.
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- Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For ConcussionsMarch 24, 2017
- CTE Research Faces a Difficult Future But Athletes Are Helping By Donating Their BrainsMarch 22, 2017
- Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe ConcussionsMarch 20, 2017
- Another Pro-football Great Stricken with ALSMarch 20, 2017
- Ray Ciancaglini “Keeps on Punching”March 17, 2017
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