“Dr. Pellman is not a neurosurgeon, he’s not a neuro-anything. He’s a rheumatologist.” -League of Denial, 2013 When faced with the task of investigating concussions in football, the National Football League (NFL) did not choose a neurologist to head the committee; they did not choose a neurosurgeon: they chose a rheumatologist. The documentary “League of […]
Tag Archives: CTE
Get Your Head Out of the Game
posted by Donovan Cronkhite
“It ain’t about how hard you hit”
posted by Elena Blanco-Suarez, Ph.D.
[En español] Have you ever felt your brain bouncing inside your skull after you got your head banged? Or have you ever hit your head so hard that you felt the world spinning around you like you were totally wasted? This is how Shannon Gugerty, a professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter, describes his experience […]
Neurons, Footballs, and the Draft! Oh my!
posted by Ethan McBride
Tonight, a few hundred football players will be chosen by one of the 32 teams of the National Football League in the hopes of making millions of dollars and establishing their names in the glory of NFL history. Yet only a tiny fraction of college football players, 1.6%, and an even smaller fraction of high school […]
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