Posts Tagged ‘concussions and brain changes’

By On November 27th, 2017

Young athletes show subtle brain changes after concussion

With the increasing awareness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), many are beginning to recognize the long-term risks of playing football. However, two recent studies suggest we may be underestimating the short-term effects the game can have on the brain. Two separate reports presented at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas at the annual meeting…


By On May 19th, 2015

NFL Players Show Brain Changes Later In Life Related To Past Concussions

A new study, published in JAMA Neurology, contributes to evidence supporting an association between brain injuries and long-term memory impairments by showing former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness related to a concussion show unique differences in brain structure later in life. In a study the researchers, comprised of neurologists and neuropsychologists at…

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