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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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Junior Seau’s Brain Found To Have CTE After Suicide

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Last year, former NFL veteran linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide. Just recently, his brain was examined and found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition brought on by repeated damage to the brain. Seau is far from the first football player to be diagnosed with CTE after committing suicide. Unfortunately, it was pretty much a foregone […]

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New Study Links Retired Football Players To Depression and Cognitive Impairment

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A new study exploring the link between football and brain injury is contributing to the evidence that a career in football can have life-long effects on the brains and the behavior of the players. Just a few weeks after a study linked repeated traumatic brain injuries in football players and veterans to a disorder known […]

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Junior Seau’s CTE Confirmed

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Junior Seau, the NFL player who committed suicide following problems with depression, cognition and sleeping, has been confirmed as having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE as a result of multiple concussions from his football career. His family debated on allowing the examination of his brain but consented to the study. Seau’s confirmed CTE adds another […]

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Indiana Football Player Shows What Second Impact Syndrome Does To The Brain

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You have likely heard about the dangers of repeated traumatic brain injuries. I’ve mentioned it a number of times, and it has been the focus of numerous studies lately, especially as a link has been found between repeated brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Normally, these brain injuries occur weeks, months, or sometimes years […]

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Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia Breaks Down The Connection Between TBI and CTE

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The recent Boston University study that linked traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic enchephalopathy (CTE) has been making news nation-wide, but for many it is hard to understand. A lot of the writing and discussion about the study have been from scientific journals or academics that don’t aim to make their conversation easy to […]

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Lauren Smith Offers Advice For Parents of Young Football Players

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Dr. Lauren Smith is the interim health commissioner of the state Department of Public Health in Massachusetts, and was instrumental in state legislation to force high school coaches to be more educated about concussions, as well as requiring approval from a physician before an athlete with a possible brain injury can return to play. After […]

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Study Finds More Evidence Linking TBI and CTE

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New research published in the scientific journal Brain helps support the theory that repeated “mild” traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study examined brain samples from 85 people with histories of repeated mild TBI, and the study alone has doubled the number of CTE […]

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Repeated Head Trauma Is The Cause Of Newly Discovered Disease

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Traumatic brain injury has become a major discussion over the past few years, as high profile deaths or injuries in the NFL and NHL have brought the topic to mainstream attention. Now, researchers are saying the condition causing issues later in life for these athletes may not be TBI, but a condition caused by repeated […]

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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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