Category: School of Medicine

Just why is football ignoring all the evidence linking head injuries with CTE and dementia?

Daily Mail Ann McKee, School of Medicine Two years ago, FA chairman Greg Dyke apologised to Jeff Astle’s family after The Mail on Sunday exposed the football authorities’ failure to deliver life-saving research into a possible link between head injuries and dementia… Expert quote: “‘There is an obfuscation of the facts,’ said Boston University Professor […]

CTE Could Become A Problem For Soccer, Study Finds

CBS Las Vegas Ann McKee, School of Medicine Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly referred to as CTE, is a disastrous brain disease that is currently plaguing the National Football League, but a study shows that soccer is not impervious to CTE… Expert quote: ““I think it points out again that this is an equal-opportunity disease,” said Dr. Ann […]

Another Big Health Insurer Loosens Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment

NPR Traci Green, School of Medicine Aetna, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, says that starting in March it will remove what’s been a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat their opioid addiction… Expert quote: “The prior authorization requirements have caused intense problems for treatment centers, said Traci Green, an associate professor […]