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

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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

NFLPA “actively looking” at using marijuana as a pain-management tool

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in five states, and the NFL Players Association is apparently taking notice. With a growing number of advocates, including current and former NFL players, George Atallah, the NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs, told the Washington Post Wednesday that the NFLPA is “actively looking” at using marijuana as … Read more