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DO REPEATED CONCUSSIONS AGE THE BRAIN FASTER?

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08.09.12

A University of Michigan research report hypothesizes that concussive and subconcussive head impacts set about a cascade of pathological events that accelerates declines in cognitive function typically associated with the aging process.

DID EASTERLING’S CONCUSSIONS LEAD TO HIS SUICIDE?

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08.09.12

An autopsy report released this week, just before N.F.L. training camps opened, concluded that the former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who committed suicide in April, had a degenerative brain disease widely connected to athletes who have absorbed frequent blows to the heads of depression and insomnia.