Category: Ann McKee

New Brain Disease Test Could Force NFL to Address Its Concussion Epidemic

October 9th, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Wired 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Forget for a moment that former NFL All-Pro Mike Webster was at the end of his life so crippled with dementia that he needed to be zapped with a Taser to get a night’s sleep…

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“I’m really wondering where this stops. I’m really wondering, on some level, if every single football player doesn’t have this.”

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Documentary: For years, NFL ignored concussion evidence

October 8th, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Although the NFL admitted no guilt when it agreed in August to pay more than $765 million to settle concussion-related suits by about 4,500 former players, the issue is not going away for American pro sports’ preeminent league…

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“They were convinced it was wrong, and I felt that they were in a very serious state of denial.”

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America’s Most Dangerous Football Is in the Pee-Wee Leagues, Not the NFL

August 31st, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, The Atlantic 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

This weekend, the National Football League would like you to see The Butler, We’re the Millers, or maybe The End of The World—anything but The United States of Football

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Sports And The Media: A Conflicted Relationship

August 31st, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Just over a week before the NFL settled with its former players, the league’s broadcast partner, ESPN, removed its name from a Frontline documentary examining the sport’s concussion crisis…

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“I’m really wondering where this stops. I’m really wondering if every football player doesn’t have this.”

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Long-term brain damage at heart of huge NFL lawsuit

May 14th, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The massive legal action brought by former players against the National Football League has been known as a concussion lawsuit…

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“In all my years of looking at brains, I’ve never had anyone come to me and say, I think I’m seeing this same thing without a history of head trauma.”

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Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

January 16th, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Former NFL players who had concussions during their career could be more likely to experience depression later in life, and athletes who racked up a lot of these head injuries could be at even higher risk, two new studies contend…

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A dozen good documentaries

January 14th, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chicago Sun-Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Here is a collection of a dozen of the best documentaries I saw in 2012…

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13 Ladies to Look for This Year

January 1st, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

A new year means a whole new crop of women to watch, and with the calendar flipping over, we wanted to feature the females we think are most primed for a breakout in 2013…

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Head injuries provide for an unsettling year in sports

December 24th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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As a volunteer trainer for her 14-year-old daughter’s rep hockey team, Beth Fleming has submerged herself in the ever-expanding pool of concussion research and head injury management protocols, and tried to spread the word…

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Should Kids Play Football?

December 15th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

“Do your children play football?” I asked Kevin Guskiewicz the other day over breakfast…

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