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Report: Ryan Freel Had CTE When He Killed Himself

Report: Ryan Freel Had CTE When He Killed Himself | Concussions | Scoop.it
Nearly a year ago, former MLB player Ryan Freel committed suicide.
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Pocket : Former Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker battling effects of concussions

Pocket : Former Avalanche enforcer Scott Parker battling effects of concussions | Concussions | Scoop.it
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Is The New CTE Test For Football Players A Good One?

Is The New CTE Test For Football Players A Good One? | Concussions | Scoop.it
November 6th was a landmark day in the NFL's ongoing head trauma debacle.
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Pocket : Cutting-edge concussion technology making a difference

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What Happens When A Boxer Is Beaten To Death, And How We Can Stop it

What Happens When A Boxer Is Beaten To Death, And How We Can Stop it | Concussions | Scoop.it
After Jermichael Finley's recent spinal cord injury, a sportswriting friend of mine shook his head and referred to football as “America's sickness.” As severe as it was, though, Finley's injury wasn't nearly the worst a professional athlete...
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NHL's player safety department expands to address hits, health

NHL's player safety department expands to address hits, health | Concussions | Scoop.it
Senior VP Brendan Shanahan will lead group; Toronto Star calls for decrease in violence
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Football and the Fall of Jack Kerouac

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Was Kerouac’s decline aggravated by the long-term effects of the head injuries he’d incurred, on and off the football field? (Did Jack Kerouac have chronic traumatic encephalopathy?
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NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit From Former Players

NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit From Former Players | Concussions | Scoop.it
Peter King first reported that thousands of former players suing the NFL for allegedly hiding the long-term effects of head trauma have reached a settlement with the league.
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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Disease Caused By Repetitive Brain Trauma, May Affect Mood And Cognition

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Disease Caused By Repetitive Brain Trauma, May Affect Mood And Cognition | Concussions | Scoop.it
A recent study finds that athletes diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy display symptoms of the disease in two different ways, starting with either impaired cognition or altered mood and behavior.

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The tragedy of CTE: a brain disease that afflicts athletes

The tragedy of CTE: a brain disease that afflicts athletes | Concussions | Scoop.it
Mysteries of the Mind: chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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bricoleuric's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:09 PM

Series on CTE from Pittsburgh, where they bang lots of heads on Sundays in the fall.  Part 1.

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Can Sports Concussions Be Prevented?

As the 2013 NFL season ramps up, more attention than ever before will be on the players' safety. Trace shows us what happens to the player's brains during th...
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Pocket : Analyzing the Frightening Events Surrounding Jermichael Finley's Concussion

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Why Won't The Premier League Protect Its Players From Concussions?

Why Won't The Premier League Protect Its Players From Concussions? | Concussions | Scoop.it
Sports are brutal. Just a few weeks ago, we all watched boxer Francisco Leal get knocked out, never to regain consciousness.
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What Happens When A Boxer Is Beaten To Death, And How We Can Stop it

What Happens When A Boxer Is Beaten To Death, And How We Can Stop it | Concussions | Scoop.it
After Jermichael Finley's recent spinal cord injury, a sportswriting friend of mine shook his head and referred to football as “America's sickness.” As severe as it was, though, Finley's injury wasn't nearly the worst a professional athlete...
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Tony Dorsett Is One Of The First Living Players To Show Signs Of CTE

Tony Dorsett Is One Of The First Living Players To Show Signs Of CTE | Concussions | Scoop.it
We diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurological disease thought to be ravaging former NFL players, at autopsy. But now, for the first time, we're beginning to find ways to discover it in players before they're dead.
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​Retired NFL Players Shown To Have Humongous Brain Deficits

​Retired NFL Players Shown To Have Humongous Brain Deficits | Concussions | Scoop.it
Retired NFL players' brains don't work nearly as efficiently as they should. And while that sounds like one more brick on the wall of evidence that football is awful for your brain, it actually goes a little deeper.
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THE DAILY BEAT: Did Jack Kerouac suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

THE DAILY BEAT: Did Jack Kerouac suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy? | Concussions | Scoop.it
RT @thebeathandbook: Did #Kerouac suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy? http://t.co/hNB8NoS2Vy
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A Timeline Of Concussion Science And NFL Denial

A Timeline Of Concussion Science And NFL Denial | Concussions | Scoop.it
The now-settled lawsuits brought by thousands of former players hinged on the notion that the NFL ignored decades of research on the degenerative long-term effects of brain trauma, and didn't take enough steps to protect its employees.
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Recent study on CTE finds 2 primary symptom patterns - SB Nation

Recent study on CTE finds 2 primary symptom patterns - SB Nation | Concussions | Scoop.it
Recent study on CTE finds 2 primary symptom patterns
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A recent study on CTE and its effects has uncovered two primary symptom patterns: mood changes and mental decline. Tweet Share + Comments.
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Ban boxing – it's demeaning and dangerous - New Scientist

Ban boxing – it's demeaning and dangerous - New Scientist | Concussions | Scoop.it
Ban boxing – it's demeaning and dangerous
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The condition they fear is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), previously called punch drunk syndrome, boxer's dementia or dementia pugilistica.
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Scientists hunt for ways to untangle damage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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Mysteries of the Mind: CTE, Part 2

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bricoleuric's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:09 PM

More on CTE from Pitt's Post-Gazette.  Part 2.