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By On February 5th, 2015

Imaging Study Finds Visible Evidence of Brain Damage From Football

Researchers have associated accumulated brain damage from years in the NFL with memory and cognition problems later in life, but researchers at Johns Hopkins have found the first evidence to directly link repeated brain injuries with memory problems decades later. In a study published in Neurobiology of Disease, the researchers argue their findings involving nine…

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By On March 11th, 2014

Can sports concussions be monitored?

Reebok unveiled a new device called Checklight which indicates if sufficient force to cause a concussion has been received by the wearer. The Checklight consists of a skullcap equipped with sensors to measure rotational forces and impact and provides information via green, yellow and red lights visible under the helmet. Selling for $150 the Checklight…

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By On October 11th, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words

We have been writing on this blog for some time about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE and its relationship to multiple concussions. As we know from the airing of The League of Denial, the diagnosis in the early days was considered controversial and Dr. Omalu’s identification of the problem was seriously questioned by the NFL-linked…

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