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    Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the East Coast, with stops in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, New Jersey, and Boston. He was named Journalist of the Year while at The Record in Bergen County, N.J., for his coverage of a tragic story about two teens charged with killing their newborn. After a stint at Boston Magazine, he worked for more than a decade at the Boston Globe in various roles, including magazine editor and deputy managing editor/special projects. His 2014 nonfiction book, The Race Underground, tells the story of the birth of subways in America and was made into a PBS/American Experience documentary. He has a BA in political communication from George Washington University. Profile

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  1. My nephew, Chris Tschupp died last October at 51 after suffering for four years from ALS. Chris was a star athlete in football and hockey from the earliest ages ending up in the NHL. It was a horrible decline. It seemed he had a storied life…. Scholarships to a noted high school prep school, then Notre Dame, and the Calgary Flames to play professional hockey. After hockey he enjoyed a long career in male modeling around the world through Calvin Klein and others. His difficulty first appeared with some stiffness or lack of mobility in his hands, and he spent years trying to find answers as things progress…very anxious for a cure. During his hockey years, he was formally diagnosed with 16 concussions over the years, but further studies showed he probably had twice that amount. He deteriorated rapidly over the past two years, losing use of his voice and extremities, and the ability to eat without a feeding tube. In the last year he was on a ventilator. I would be very curious to know if any of your studies have linked CTE to ALS. Chris’s full story can be found by googling Chris Tschupp or Halt ALS….an organization founded by his wife Sofia Grace.

    1. Hi Richard, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. BU researchers have found that pro footballers have a greater risk of ALS. You can read more about that work here: https://www.bu.edu/articles/2022/8-major-findings-from-bu-cte-researchers-last-year/. At the time, Professor McKee told us, “It has become clear that years of repeated impacts to the head can cause the human brain to break down along many pathways.” – Andrew Thurston, Editor, The Brink

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