Category: Chris Nowinski

Ban tackle football for players under 14

December 9th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

What will it take? Last week was an especially grim one for football: On December 1, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend then shot himself. Two days later, a new study bolstered what is becoming obvious: That there is a link between head trauma — including routine hits in a football game — and long-term, degenerative brain disease…

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Study Bolsters Link Between Routine Hits and Brain Disease

December 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu 0 comments

New York Times
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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The growing evidence of a link between head trauma and long-term, degenerative brain disease was amplified in an extensive study of athletes, military veterans and others who absorbed repeated hits to the head, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Brain…

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Concussion worries are not just for adult athletes

October 19th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

For decades, hits to the head have been as much a part of football as touchdowns and chilled beers…

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What we don’t know about concussions

March 7th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

ESPN
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On January 7, 2011, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that for the first time in his already legendary career, Sidney Crosby would miss an NHL game due to a concussion…

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Study: Youth head hits’ impact severe

February 22nd, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

ESPN
Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The first-ever study to measure the head impacts among youth football players has found that some hits absorbed by second graders are as forceful as those in the college game, and that unlike at in high school and college football most of the severe hits occurred during practices…

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Concussions hit the young hardest: Experts

February 14th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Calgary Herald
Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Developing brains are more vulnerable to injuries and take longer to recover from them, according to the experts…

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Brain damage; NHL taking active role in treating, studying concussions

February 8th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

FoxSports.com
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Kirk Muller doesn’t know if he suffered a concussion during his playing career. Sure, he got hit in the head, but they weren’t diagnosed in the same way…

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The Globe’s Power 50 list

February 7th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The Globe and Mail’s annual list ranks the players with the influence, and the desire, to affect sport in Canada during 2012…

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NFL needs to get out ahead of concussion problem

February 4th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Los Angeles Times
Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The rooms were separated by 40 steps. It could have been 40 miles. It might, one day, be 40 lifetimes…

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Counting cost to children

February 4th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

Boston Herald
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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

If Chris Nowinski and his Boston-based Sports Legacy Institute have their way, the equivalent of the pitch count will soon come to contact youth sports like football, hockey and soccer…

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