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By On March 17th, 2015

Chris Borland announces retirement

Chris Borland, a 24 year old linebacker for the San Francisco 49r’s announced his retirement. Voted as the NFL “top rookie” Borland gained recognition in his short career and was slated to take a key spot in the upcoming season. Borland is walking away from a salary for next season in excess of $500,000. Borland…

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By On March 9th, 2015

Death Row Inmate with TBI faces execution

Cecil Clayton faces execution on March 17th unless his lawyers can convince that State of Missouri that Mr. Clayton is suffering from a a mental illness. In 1972, Mr. Clayton received a Traumatic Brain Injury in a sawmill accident which resulted in the loss of about 20% of his frontal lobe. Mr. Clayton was found…

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By On February 19th, 2015

Another former NHL player dead at 35

Multiple concussions affected Steve Montador, a former NHL player, who was found dead at his Ontario home. Montador, although not known as an enforcer like Derek Boogaard another NHL player who ended his life with alcohol and drugs, Montador was involved in 66 fights on the ice in his 10 year career. Boogaard was involved…

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By On January 5th, 2015

Extended Rest May Not Be Better For Children With Concussions

Dr. Danny G. Thomas, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, conducted a study involving the amount of rest needed by children who experienced a concussion, but were not admitted to the hospital. The currently used “cocoon” approach has been to restrict the child’s activity, return to school and overall level of…

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By On December 11th, 2014

Progesterone Fails in Phase III Trial

Progesterone has joined the long list of failed agents which have been tested to determine if they could mitigate the effects of brain injury. Dr. Donald Stein and his team at Emory University have worked for many years on the study in Phase I and Phase II trials, only to experience failure in the Phase…

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By On November 13th, 2014

The faces and voices of brain injury

I came across this YouTube video produced by the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. I found the video provided real voices of people living with brain injury and their family members to talk about brain injury and how it has affected their lives. I know that the readers of NeuroNotes are familiar with brain injury…

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By On September 4th, 2014

NFL attempts to dodge brain injury settlement

The NFL is trying to dodge their responsibility to the players living with brain injury through creating twists and turns to the structure of the settlement and the available payouts. The rules they have created for the application process would be daunting to a person without a brain injury and may be near impossible for…

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