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    Brain Damage Reports Among Deceased NFL Players
     

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    I wish, people would get away from the meaningless term "concussion", as if that were not a pathological brain injury. Each head injury with altered state of consciousness leaves a mark. They tend to have a cumulative effect. It has been known about boxers for years, football players also for awhile.
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    Time for our Resident Doc ( aka bambam ) to ring in... )
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    Another article along the same line

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/05/co ... l?hpt=Sbin
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve
    Time for our Resident Doc ( aka bambam ) to ring in... )
    I think bambam will say listen to our resident neurologist (aka pego)
    Knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Time for our Resident Doc ( aka bambam ) to ring in... )
    Why, you don't trust pego?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    A couple problems with the data as they have a very skewed population (people who donated their brains may think they have a problem) and a small sample plus this doesn't measure against the general public (at least I didn't see any numbers.) That said, it's pretty damning. Better choice - send kids to war or the NFL?

    The NFL's numbers on concussions are laughable. Whenever the numbers are coming from the person with the most to lose the numbers can't be trusted.
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    Frank Gifford found to have had brain disease.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/sp...mily-says.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy View Post
    I think bambam will say listen to our resident neurologist (aka pego)
    Agree - Pego knows more on this than I do. However, a few weeks ago I spoke at a sports medicine meeting in Boston and the guy speaking just after me was Robert Cantu, the neurosurgeon who is one of the 3 main people who have really pushed the diagnosis of CTE among football players - along with neuropathologists Ann McKee of Boston University and Bennett Omulu - he's the guy the new movie and book, "Concussion", is about. I learned a ton from Cantu's talk. Was very interesting and fun to meet him.
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