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Concussion concerns and decreasing youth participation spell trouble for football

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You don’t have to look far to find people proclaiming the end of football right now. Vocal critics like Malcolm Gladwell and respected medical experts such as Bennett Omalu are quick to say they believe the NFL should be disbanded in light of the risks for repeated head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But, you’d […]

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Don Horton couldn’t stop coaching, even after getting CTE

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In the discussion about concussions in football, players are often portrayed as the innocents being sent into danger by the more malicious coaching staff and league officials running a business. Reality is rarely so black and white. As we’ve seen recently, players can be just as responsible for hiding injuries to stay in the game […]

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NFL Hero Bo Jackson Says ‘I Would Have Never Played Football’

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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 […]

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Former NFL Player Showed Signs of CTE Before Committing Suicide

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Rashaan Salaam was a former college star who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994 before spending four seasons in the NFL. In November of last year, he was also found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Boulder County Coroner’s office. Salaam’s death shares many similarities to a number of […]

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Experts Debate If Concussions Make Football Too Dangerous For School-Age Athletes

Experts Debate If Concussions Make Football Too Dangerous For School-Age Athletes

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As we learn more about the long-term risks associated with football and repeated concussions, many have begun to question whether the sport is still safe enough to allow in schools. The question is at the center of a discussion recently published in the medical journal Pediatrics, where experts and physicians from several institutions debated both […]

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Senior NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football And CTE For The First Time

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After years of controversy, litigation, and horrific deaths, a senior official from the NFL has finally acknowledged the connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the first time. The NFL’s senior vice president of health and safety, Jeff Miller, admitted that a link exists between the two during a roundtable discussion on the […]

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An Experimental Compound May Help Doctors Differentiate CTE From Alzheimer’s

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeat traumatic brain injuries, is currently only able to be diagnosed post-mortem, but a new method of neuroimaging may be able to identify it in living people. A case study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC […]

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