Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

(Source: AP) A cross-section of a brain

Study May Unlock CTE In Former Football Players

For the first time, researchers may be able to detect the devastating brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in living people. The discovery, reported in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, could hold huge ramifications for football players.

CBS Miami–01/22/2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9:  Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins lines up during the game with the Buffalo Bills on October 9, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The bills won 20-14 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Seau Had Degenerative Brain Disease

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

CBS Miami–01/10/2013

(Source: AP) A cross-section of a brain

Study Links Contact Sports And Brain Damage

Researchers at Boston University have found evidence that years of blows to the head in football and other sports leads to a distinct pattern of brain damage can eventually turn into dementia.

CBS Miami–12/03/2012

Brain Scan

Report: NFL Players Face Triple The Risk Of Neurological Disease

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could break new ground on concussions suffered by ex-NFL players and the degenerative effects they have on them.

CBS Miami–09/05/2012

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