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By On April 5th, 2018

Former Notre Dame Football Player sues School and NCAA

Steven Schmitz played football for Notre Dame from 1974 to 1978. In 2014, the Cleveland Clinic diagnosed Mr. Schmitz with CTE and he died in 2015. Schmitz and his wife, Yvette, brought suit against the University of Notre Dame and the NCAA in 2014 for their failure to protect their former player from brain injuries.…

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By On April 5th, 2018

NRI Blog selected as a top brain injury resource

The NRI blog, traumaticbraininjury.net, has been selected as a top brain injury blog by Healthline for 2017. This is the second year in a row that traumaticbraininjury.net has received that distinction. Our philosophy is to provide our readers with timely and relevant information about brain injury, rehabilitation and people living with a brain injury disability.…

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By On May 4th, 2017

Beyond Depression, Finding Resilience

How a person finds their resilience and puts it to work is the challenge. There are components of resilience which are trait-based, intrinsic aspects of a person’s psychological makeup. Other aspects of resilience involve the application of certain skills and strategies and strategies. Some of those skills and strategies can be learned or enhanced.

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By On April 24th, 2017

NHL Players face mental health risks

A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry released an article which addressed the risk of mental health problems. of 33 retired NHL players, 59% had psychiatric disorders which included depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

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By On April 24th, 2017

The Mystery of Aaron Hernandez’s Brain

The answer to the mystery of Aaron Hernandez’s brain won’t be answered for some time. In the meantime we know that Hernandez played football for a number of years and got into difficulty with the law and eventually took another person’s life before taking his own. The possibility of CTE affecting Aaron Hernandez is real.

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By On December 13th, 2016

Long Awaited NFL Concussion Settlement Clears Supreme Court

Football’s legacy has been marred by the injuries sustained by former players and the lawsuit which has been required to provide them with much needed compensation for their injuries and disabilities arising from the sport. NeuroNotes has long covered the problems associated with multiple concussions including: CTE, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism and other neurological disabilities.

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