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Nfl Brain Trauma

BOMBSHELL: 76 Of 79 Deceased NFL Players Had Brain Disease

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports

A shocking report from PBS Frontline says 76 of 79 deceased NFL players suffered from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy ...

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

American football is in the midst of a concussion epidemic, and many people are looking for solutions. We figured that one possible place to look for solutions is Mother Nature.

2013, The Year Football and the NFL Changed Forever

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

2013 is turning out to be a watershed year for our understanding of the dangers inherent in playing football. The lens through which we view the relationship between football and brain trauma is now in HD.

NFL Legal Battle Over Concussions Not Over Yet

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion settlement may not have settled anything. On Wednesday, two former Super Bowl champions – Troy Aikman and John Lynch, now ...

The Tragic Truth Behind The Death Of A Vikings Legend

Star Tribune | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports

The preliminary diagnosis for his death at the age of 66 was Lou Gehrig's disease. But two years later, doctors in Boston, where Hilgenberg's brain wa...

NFL Slammed With Concussion Mega-Lawsuit

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Scores of lawsuits involving thousands of former players touched by concussions and brain injuries have been consolidated into one ma...

Brain Trauma Found In Three-Time NFL Champ

AP | By JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Sports

BOSTON -- Lew Carpenter never had any concussions – or at least none that his family knew about back in the 1950s and '60s, when he played for t...

Contact Sports And the Adolescent Brain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.

Can Brain Trauma in NFL Players Be Rehabilitated?

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Does playing professional football put players at risk for long-term damage to the brain?