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By On January 16th, 2018

Study finds link between CTE and Lou Gehrig’s disease

Until the telltale signs of tau protein buildup in the brain were discovered a few years ago, chronic traumatic encephalopathy was confused with several degenerative brain conditions, like Alzheimer’s and ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Now, researchers at Western University say in the latest issue of the journal Neurology that they’ve discovered that…

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By On June 20th, 2014

Soccer rivals football for concussion risks

With the World Cup we are seeing a lot more of soccer and with the increased televised games we are paying more attention to the injuries sustained by soccer players. There has been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of “heading the ball” in soccer as a potential cause of  brain injury.…

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By On March 15th, 2013

The Illusive Gulf war Syndrome

For many of the First Gulf War veterans with unexplainable physical, neurological and cognitive symptoms, fighting for their VA benefits has been an uphill battle. Several years ago at the Southwest Disability Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico a focus of the conference was the Gulf War Syndrome. One of the presentations showed an amazing documentary…

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By On October 30th, 2012

Settlement May Earn Chronic Patients Much Needed Care

The proposed agreement in a national class action would allow Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses to keep receiving physical and occupational therapy at home or in nursing homes. The agreement has been accepted by the Obama administraion, and helps solve a long-running problem for Medicare patients. The old policy said patients must show improvement…

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By On October 11th, 2012

Should Lou Gehrig’s Medical Records Be Released?

Some lawmakers in Minnesota are trying to force the release of Lou Gehrig’s medical records. They say the records might give some insight as to whether the famous baseball player died of the disease named after him, or if repetitive head trauma played some kind of role. The holders of the records, the Mayo Clinic,…

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