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VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank Finds CTE in Four Former Junior Hockey Players

Dr. Ann McKee and her team at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank have diagnosed four former junior hockey players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the past two years. None of the four players advanced to the National Hockey League and all died before the age of 30. “We are focusing on hockey now,” Dr. McKee…
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Dolphins Slammed for Failure to Follow Concussion Protocol, NFL Releases Statement

The NFL just released the following statement: The NFL and NFLPA have reviewed the application of the Concussion Protocol by the Dolphins’ medical staff in the January 8th Steelers-Dolphins game. The Miami Dolphins were notified in a letter co-signed by Dr. Hunt Batjer, Co-Chair of the NFL Head, Neck & Spine Committee and Dr. Thom…
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Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes Six Months After a Concussion

New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 8-10, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority on the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion. The conference brings together leading experts…
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