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By On September 17th, 2018

CTE is a growing problem for the military

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is most well-known as the brain disease that football players get from repeated head injuries. Of course, the permanent neurodegenerative disease isn’t limited to just football players. The condition has been found in the brains of former athletes of all kinds, including hockey, soccer, and even baseball. However, it is important to…

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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 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 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 December 2nd, 2015

Mayo Clinic Finds Evidence of CTE In High School Athletes

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been controversial ever since it was first identified. The disease is the centerpiece of the massive “concussion” scandal within the NFL, and a new blockbuster film about the way the league has handled the issue is set to be released on Christmas day. However, there has always been one assumption…

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