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By On March 24th, 2016

The New York Times Finds Massive Flaws In NFL’s Concussion Studies

Since 1994, the NFL’s concussion committee has released research downplaying the effects and dangers of concussions in professional football. The group has received strong criticism for its work, but the league has consistently stood by this research and regularly cited it when discussing head trauma in the NFL. However, The New York Times has uncovered…

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By On April 28th, 2015

Another Son Lost: Football, CTE and Suicide

As a mother, when your child is born, you never imagine his life ending with a death by suicide while you sit helpless on the other end of the phone line.  This is what happened to Karen Kinzle Zegel when she received a phone call from her son, Patrick, 32 years old, as he calmly…

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By On January 8th, 2014

An anniversary and a life direction

The New York Times featured an editorial on January 8, 2014 from Gabrielle Giffords in which she talks about the direction she has taken in her life since her Traumatic Brain Injury from gun violence three years ago to the day. Ms. Giffords candidly addresses what has changed in her life and also talks about…

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By On August 26th, 2013

ESPN Pulls Out of Documentary Covering Brain Injury in the NFL

ESPN announced last Friday that it has asked to have its logos and credit removed from an episode of the PBS series “Frontline” set to air in October. The episode examines brain injuries within professional football and the way the National Football League has responded to the issue. “League of Denial” was created over the…

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By On February 7th, 2013

Scientists Look For Physical Proof of “Invisible Injuries”

Two injuries are associated with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan than any others. According to the New York Times, roughly a half a million veterans have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are likely many injured soldiers that have been missed. Both of these injuries are diagnosed…

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By On January 30th, 2013

The Super Bowl: A Celebration Of Brain Injury

This weekend marks the biggest event in professional football, and maybe even all sports, for the entire year. The Super Bowl earns ratings Presidential Addresses envy, and ad space costs more than some people make in years. The entire week leading to the Super Bowl is a spectacle of football and commerce, where the line between the…

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