Medical experts weigh in on latest CTE research

NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts

A study published recently has drawn attention to the extremely high instance of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players. The study, led by Dr. Ann McKee, investigated signs of CTE in the donated brains of deceased people who had participated in football. Among the 111 brains investigated that were from former NFL players, 110 (99%) of … Read more

New study shows high instance of CTE and brain damage in football players

NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts

New research has unearthed another strong connection between participation in football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The new study led by senior researcher and author Dr. Ann McKee draws on her previous work on concussions and brain injuries. The scientists examined the donated brains of deceased people who had participated in football. The findings are nothing short … Read more

NFL pain management must change, cannabis a viable alternative

New research studies are finding that cannabis has strong anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties. Medical marijuana may be a possible answer for athletes to move away from prescription opioids with dangerous side effects. It’s not just doctors and scientists who are interested in discovering the medicinal properties of marijuana. Eugene Monroe is helping lead the … Read more

Concussions, A DSN Exclusive – Part 2: Symptoms and Treatment

Part 2 of our 3-part series on player safety in football continues today with discussion from our experts on symptoms and treatment of concussions. Part 1 of our series dealt with the definition of a concussion and debunking some widespread myths about that type of injury. Once again, our experts Harvard Medical graduate Dr. Jon Lieff and … Read more

The moral dilemma of football fandom

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. The sport of football is in dire need of some soul-searching. … Read more

New CTE study reveals alarming amount of brain injuries among NFL players

As reported on Frontline, a PBS television news program, the instance of brain injuries among NFL players is astoundingly high. After testing the brains of 91 deceased NFL Players, researchers at Boston University were able to identify the existence of CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 87 of the subjects. Read that again: 87 out … Read more