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Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

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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.

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Football Player’s “Silent Struggle” ends in suicide

Football Player’s “Silent Struggle” ends in suicide

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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.

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PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

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CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is usually confirmed after the death of an individual by autopsy. Recently PET scans have been used for the earlier detection of Tau plaques in specific areas of the brain which will support intervention for the cognitive, behavioral and physical symptoms which characterize CTE. People who experience multiple concussions like […]

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Brain Injury Incognito: Another Lesson in Silent Epidemics from the NFL

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Here we are just past the halfway point of the 2013 National Football League (NFL) season, and with it comes another lesson in “Silent Epidemics”.  This time though, through the unfolding story of Jonathan Martin’s struggles as a player for the Miami Dolphins.  With the recent behavior of Richie Incognito, the latest issues in the […]

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