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By On September 22nd, 2017

Did CTE drive Aaron Hernandez to murder?

From the start of his 2013 trial for murder to his death by suicide earlier this year, one question has loomed silently in the background of Aaron Hernandez’s troubled life: were brain injuries to blame for his increasingly violent and erratic behavior? His early life was relatively calm. While Hernandez was a widely-liked and respected…

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By On November 28th, 2016

MRI Scans Find Brain Changes In Football Players After Just One Season

New findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) indicate high school football players may develop brain abnormalities related to repeated head impacts after just a single season. Using advanced MRI scans, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas were able to detect abnormalities in brain…

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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 January 29th, 2015

Brains and football: A bad combination

Football is all over the news this week with the upcoming Superbowl game. This is America’s sport with the highest television viewership and a large economic engine is attached to the football at every level. Kids want to play the sport and are supported in joining youth leagues at an early age by their parents…

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By On November 5th, 2014

Roger Goodell Action Figure, batteries sold separately

I attended the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Gala event last Saturday night. Roger Goodell got on our elevator, accompanied by security, and pleasantly asked my daughter, myself and my son who were attired in evening clothes if we were attending the Gala, too. Our brief encounter in the elevator was pleasant enough, even with…

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By On January 31st, 2014

Can football prevent concussions?

With the upcoming Super Bowl we all are experiencing the pre-game hype, pushing for our favorite team, wondering about the ads and the half-time show and probably not really thinking much about concussions and CTE. Since 2012, the NFL has worked to reduce the risks which lead to concussions and has seen a 12% reduction…

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