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Ray Ciancaglini Has the Heart of a Champion

Written by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and M.J. Clausen, LPC We recently had the opportunity to interview Ray Ciancaglini about his work in preventing brain injuries from sports. Ray reflected on his boxing career and his own experience with concussions.  The following is part one of two and tells the story of Ray’s boxing career. […]

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A Champion for Prevention: Ray Ciancaglini

Life takes people down some interesting streets. Last month, I was participating in the 2015 Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Conference when I met Ray Ciancaglini. Ray is a retired boxer who fought from 1966 to 1974 when his career was brought to an end due to the effects of multiple concussions which occurred in […]

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

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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