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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 April 18th, 2016

Court Upholds The NFL’s Concussion Settlement While Seemingly Admitting Faults

The settlement between the NFL and former professional football players over the long-term risks of brain injuries was upheld today by the U.S. Third Circuit court of appeals. The appeal was filed last August over numerous concerns, chiefly that the settlement did not cover chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain injury.…

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By On September 21st, 2015

87 of 91 Former NFL Players Test Positive For CTE

Out of 91 deceased former NFL players, 87 have been found to have a neurodegenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic brain injury (CTE), according to new data from the nation’s largest brain bank devoted to the study of traumatic brain injury. CTE has been at the heart of the controversy surrounding how the National…

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By On September 29th, 2014

Former NFL Player Jovan Belcher Believed To Have Had CTE

The deaths of numerous former NFL players have been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but few of these deaths were as tragic or horrific as the death of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend in 2012. The linebacker, who at the time was 25-years-old, shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide hours later. A new…

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