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Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Robert Cantu’

By On October 17th, 2016

What Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

If you’ve heard about the “concussion crisis” in the NFL or the long-term risks of traumatic brain injury, you’ve likely heard of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). It is the boogeyman that has been linked to high-profile suicides like Junior Seau and was highlighted in the film “Concussion.” But, what actually is CTE? Despite being in…

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By On October 29th, 2014

Dr. Robert Cantu Talks On Brain Injuries In Youth Soccer

Dr. Robert Cantu is widely considered on of the nation’s top experts on concussions and brain trauma, especially within youth sports. As the chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Cantu has regularly pushed for greater safety practices in youth football and other sports.…

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By On January 21st, 2013

Innovative Helmets Hope To Reduce TBI In Sports

Despite a season ending head injury in the seventh grade, Vin Ferrara didn’t understand just how problematic traumatic brain injury is for professional sports until years after his football career’s peak as a quarterback for Harvard University in the 1990’s. While finishing medical school Ferrara was watching sports clips and came across another, more high…

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