We have all heard so much recently about traumatic brain injuries suffered by NFL players and the long term health effects of their injuries. An article in a recent edition of the New York Times covers the new developments in on field brain injury detection and treatment. Football is a violent game and injuries are commonplace. Most likely a result of repeated trauma to the head, many retired players have begun to show signs of injury known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Clinical symptoms of CTE are thought to include changes in mood, memory loss, behavior change, and motor disturbance.
The New York times article describes the great emphasis being placed on research geared towards on the field detection and treatment of brain injury. The push is on to develop gold standard testing and treatment protocol intended to protect athletes and others who are exposed to repeated head trauma from falling victim to CTE. Medical professionals disagree
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