Patrick Ellis

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Behind A Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts, An Unknown Brain Injury

<i>StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.</i><p>When Sgt. Ryan Sharp returned from serving two tours in Iraq with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, he didn't know he had a traumatic brain injury.<p>All he knew, and all his …

NFL Players Have 30% Chance Of Alzheimer's Or Dementia, New NFL Concussion Data Suggests

Playing in the NFL brings fame, fortune …and a dramatically higher risk of suffering from serious brain diseases.<p>Eye-catching NFL player data released for the first time on Friday suggests that nearly 30% of former NFL players will end up developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia across their …

A Doctor's Take On Sports-Related Concussions

Concussion expert Dr. A. Chainey Umphrey has assessed the damage youth sports can inflict. He has seen it ruin lives.<p>It happens in one form or another every day: A high school senior leaps to head a soccer ball. She takes an elbow from an opposing player going for the same ball. Woozy, she shakes …

New report outlines NFL interference in concussion research | Ars Technica

Questions raised over helmet sensors as study links successive blows to brain damage.<p>The National Football League, one of the largest funders of …

Sports Concussion – New Testing Methods are Imperative

The long-term, serious consequences of concussion have come to the attention of the general public with issues like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy …

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Canadian docs pioneer new test to predict concussion recovery time in kids

Jenna Pietrantonio remembers the day vividly: it was a Monday night and she took her usual position as centre at her 9 p.m. hockey game.<p>While looking …

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