Category: Robert Stern

‘No head trauma is good head trauma': The impact of tackle sports on young kids Robert Stern, School of Medicine The age at which boys start playing tackle football may have a big impact on brain health later in life, a new study suggests… Expert quote: “Participation in sports can have so many important benefits, including development of leadership and social skills, not to mention health benefits. Our goal […]

N.F.L.’s Bogus Settlement for Brain-Damaged Former Players

New York Times (subscription required) Robert Stern, School of Medicine Thanks to the ham-handedness of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame, the inane “deflategate” scandal, which has been the dominant N.F.L. headline this off-season, was pushed to the sidelines this weekend and replaced by a genuinely important issue facing the country’s dominant sports league […]

Early intervention and research offer Alzheimer’s hope

The Barnstable Patriot Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center The statistics are chilling. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds. There’s more…Expert quote: “With over five million Americans with AD (Alzheimer’s disease) dementia and that number growing exponentially as Baby Boomers move on in years, it is critical for […]