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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Ann McKee is the woman at the forefront of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research.  She is a professor of neurology and pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of Boston University’s CTE Center. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes who have endured repetitive head trauma. Because of the NFL…
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WWE Wrestlers Claim Brain Damage

Years of “tombstone piledrivers”, “chair shots”, and “flying head butts” have caused former wrestlers of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to follow in the footsteps of former NHL and NFL players. According to CNN, two former pro-wrestlers, one who performed under the name Skull Von Krush, have filed a concussion lawsuit against the WWE. "Under…
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NFL Huddles with Football Moms

The NFL Super Bowl XLIX was watched by millions of people, but will the event be around forever? With the NFL concussion lawsuit in the spotlight, football youth participation has been steadily declining. According to ESPN, Pop Warner, the United States’ largest youth football organization, saw a 9.5 percent decrease in registration in just two…
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Brain Damage in High School Football

TIME continues to discuss the tragic risks of American Football in their latest issue. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC says high school football players display notable brain changes, even in the absence of a concussion. The study monitored 24 high school football players between the ages of 16…
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NFL Brain Damage

After years of denying that football players have suffered brain injury as a direct result of concussions, the NFL has admitted to a frightening statistic. An estimated 28% of NFL players are expected to develop long-term cognitive problems from the brain trauma sustained during their careers. According to the New York Times, a report by…
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