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By On August 11th, 2017

Preseason brain injuries show the NFL still hasn’t learned

The 2017 NFL season hasn’t even officially kicked off, but players are already suffering concussions in preseason training and games. The early brain injuries may foreshadow a tough season for the NFL and it’s handling of brain injuries. The league has been under intense scrutiny of its handling of concussions since the release of a…

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By On August 3rd, 2017

What exactly is a concussion? [Video]

Concussions happen across the country every day, but the injury remains poorly understood by many – even those who experience one. People ignore the growing symptoms and dismiss the serious injury as “getting your bell rung” or being “knocked silly,” because the actual damage can’t be seen with the naked eye. Now, you can finally…

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By On January 31st, 2017

Mel Farr, Former NFL Star and Businessman, Had Stage 3 CTE

Two years after his death, another football great has joined the list of former NFL players to show signs of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died. According to a report from ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr had Stage 3 CTE at the time of his death in…

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By On November 16th, 2016

Doctor Who Discovered CTE Given Highest Honor By The AMA

Dr. Bennet l. Omalu, MD, MBA, MPH, first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) over a decade ago. However, chances are you hadn’t heard of the neurodegenerative disease until the past few years. In the meantime, the neuropathologist faced several efforts to discredit his work by organizations like the NFL while continuing to educate the public…

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By On September 6th, 2016

Football’s “Concussion Crisis” Isn’t Just About Concussions

The NFL’s issues around brain injuries and how the league can keep players safe from a seemingly invisible but serious injury is often referred to as football’s “concussion crisis.” However, the NFL’s problems extend much further than how it handles the frequent mild concussions occurring on the field each Sunday. While concussions are serious injuries…

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