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Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health
Concussions may be among the most common and least understood military injuries, with the identification of so-called “mild” traumatic brain damage a major challenge to combating the problem, health experts warned lawmakers on Wednesday. But they also said the reasons for those shortfalls don’t fall solely on Defense Department and veterans researchers. Understanding and diagnosing the problem remains frustratingly elusive in the medical community, even as an ever-increasing amount of is compiled from sports injuries, workplace accidents and other non-military events.
Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health
Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health
Kirk Cousins and other NFL players say they'd want to take CTE tests while active
While reliable tests in living patients for the neurodegenerative disease have yet to be developed, the Redskins quarterback said he would retire if he learned he had CTE.
Kirk Cousins and other NFL players say they'd want to take CTE tests while active Kirk Cousins and other NFL players say they'd want to take CTE tests while active Kirk Cousins and other NFL players say they'd want to take CTE tests while active
Kirk Cousins and other NFL players say they'd want to take CTE tests while active
Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it's CTE.
Larry Johnson played his last game in 2011, and he now believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disorder linked to more than 100 former football players. For now, CTE can be confirmed only after death, but Johnson says his symptoms — anxiety, paranoia, the occasional self-destructive impulse — are consistent with those of past victims.
Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it's CTE. Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it's CTE. Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it's CTE.
Ex-NFL player Larry Johnson grapples with violent urges and memory loss. He thinks it's CTE.
Chicago Bears legend Mike Adamle opens up about his losing battle with CTE
The 68-year-old, who has since worked as a football announcer and WWE interviewer, said he can 'feel the decline every day' as the disease slowly robs him of brain function. Alongside wife Kim he is now in the process of starting up a national support network for other sufferers and those at risk of the illness.
Chicago Bears legend Mike Adamle opens up about his losing battle with CTE Chicago Bears legend Mike Adamle opens up about his losing battle with CTE Chicago Bears legend Mike Adamle opens up about his losing battle with CTE
Chicago Bears legend Mike Adamle opens up about his losing battle with CTE
When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead?
Concussions are common injuries among contact sport athletes. While most athletes experience full recovery within a few weeks and can return to their sport, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, female athletes tend to experience a higher concussion injury rate than male athletes. Additionally, athletes who suffered a concussion injury prior to college were three times more likely to suffer a contact sport-related concussion than their collegiate peers without a history of the injury.
When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead? When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead? When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead?
When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead?
Testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients
Stroke and brain injury patients are being guided on the best choice of digital help thanks to students in the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, in collaboration with a national network of healthcare professionals.Students are clinically testing apps to see if they are suitable to be part of the mytherappy website – a database of clinically recommended health apps developed by the stroke and neuro rehab team at NDHT.
Testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients Testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients Testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients
Testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients
New hope for patients with severe brain injury
Despite a growing scientific appreciation that injured brains need time to heal, the number of patients who gain access to specialized neuro-rehabilitation has decreased over the past decade. Most end up trapped in nursing homes, where they are often misdiagnosed. A misdiagnosis becomes a missed opportunity for emerging treatments that might return patients to their homes and families.
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New hope for patients with severe brain injury
Alive Inside: How a Houston hospital restores patients with severe brain injuries
Among the survivors, a few, including Nick Tullier, make it to a Houston rehab hospital, where those with even the worst prognoses get a shot at recovery — and where some families learn loved ones once thought as good as dead are still alive inside.
Alive Inside: How a Houston hospital restores patients with severe brain injuries Alive Inside: How a Houston hospital restores patients with severe brain injuries Alive Inside: How a Houston hospital restores patients with severe brain injuries
Alive Inside: How a Houston hospital restores patients with severe brain injuries
Why I spent a year reporting on severe brain injuries
At first, I thought I'd misheard: Could it be true that, among the untold thousands of patients living in U.S. nursing homes and believed to be in a vegetative state, up to 41 percent are actually conscious?
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Why I spent a year reporting on severe brain injuries
New CU institute helps veterans, retired athletes overcome brain injuries
The co-founder of Home Depot is betting $38 million that a network of centers anchored at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will pay off handsomely in better lives for veterans and retired athletes who have sustained life-changing traumatic brain injuries. The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH), which launched on the wings of a five-year grant by Bernard Marcus’s Atlanta-based philanthropy, is just getting going. It looks like smart money so far.
New CU institute helps veterans, retired athletes overcome brain injuries New CU institute helps veterans, retired athletes overcome brain injuries New CU institute helps veterans, retired athletes overcome brain injuries
New CU institute helps veterans, retired athletes overcome brain injuries

Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient
Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient
Study links a clear molecular relationship between TBI and CTE
A Harvard Medical School study published in Nature Communications shows a molecular relationship between TBI and CTE but also a possible treatment mechanism — just not one that can be used to treat humans quite yet.
Study links a clear molecular relationship between TBI and CTE Study links a clear molecular relationship between TBI and CTE Study links a clear molecular relationship between TBI and CTE
Study links a clear molecular relationship between TBI and CTE
Study Calls for New Approach to Studying Concussion
Understanding the puzzling and complex nature of concussion and how to treat it will take a whole new way of approaching the problem, according to new research led by Portland State University.
Study Calls for New Approach to Studying Concussion Study Calls for New Approach to Studying Concussion Study Calls for New Approach to Studying Concussion
Study Calls for New Approach to Studying Concussion
1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis
A new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: Teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions.
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1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis
Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life
A new biomarker (CCL11) for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been discovered that may allow the disease to be diagnosed during life for the first time.
Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life
Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life
Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review
This review describes key findings and knowledge gaps regarding the prevalence, risk, and characteristics of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review
Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review
After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline
New research challenges the prevailing scientific assumption that, during recovery from head trauma, excessive neurogenesis (birth of new brain cells) is advantageous.
After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline
After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline
Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities.
Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
CTE Found in Nearly All Donated NFL Brains
A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 NFL. players — and 110 were found to have CTE, the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
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CTE Found in Nearly All Donated NFL Brains
Association of Playing High School Football with Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life
Does playing high school football have a statistically and clinically significant adverse association with cognitive impairment and depression at 65 years of age?
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Association of Playing High School Football with Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life

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