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May 11, 2011

Clarification: The Term ‘Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy’ Does Date Back to 1969

A couple of different readers, with a couple of different viewpoints, have told me that my coverage of the announcement of Dave Duerson’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy […]
May 11, 2011

Will Senator Blumenthal Strut His Stuff on Sports Concussions and Pro Wrestling Regulation?

Connecticut Capitol Report (http://ctcapitolreport.com), whose Tom Dudchik writes catchier headlines than your humble blogger, links to a story about Senator Richard Blumental’s latest handiwork at the […]
May 12, 2011

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose – Until It’s CTE in a Football Player

Yesterday I apologized for falsely suggesting that Dr. Robert Cantu had airbrushed the history of chronic traumatic encephalopathy research in his remarks last week at the […]
May 12, 2011

Sure, ‘Change the Way Football Is Played.’ But Also Change Who Is Allowed to Play It.

Readers of this blog should know two things by now: (1) I have the highest regard for the people who have done and are doing the […]
May 13, 2011

In Concussion Reform Advocacy, ‘Peer Review’ Is Not Always Clear Review

Activist movements have morphologies. At this moment the national sports concussion fight, like many others, is bogged down in a fetish over “peer-reviewed scientific literature.” I […]
May 14, 2011

‘Government’s Sports Priorities Value Business Over Public Health’ (full text)

[originally published May 9 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Government_s_Sports_Priorities_Value_Business_Over_Public_Health_9163.html] by Irvin Muchnick Some day the next Edward Gibbon will come along to chronicle the obsessive triviality of the succession […]
May 16, 2011

Pro Hockey Player Derek Boogaard Is Dead. So Is Amateur Football Player Nathan Stiles.

Derek Boogaard of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, a notorious brawler who had been sidelined since December with a concussion, has been found dead […]
May 17, 2011

Football Helmet Safety Generals Are Fighting Last War – While the Current One Kills and Stupefies Youth Athletes

The lobbying money is pouring in as the lines get drawn around the Children’s Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act introduced by Senator Tom Udall of New […]
May 18, 2011

MAROONED: The NFL/WWE Doc … the Journal Neurosurgery … Concussions for Dummies

I am completing a reading task that is required for deeper understanding of the national sports concussion scandal: all articles by or referring to Dr. Joseph […]