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Football & Brain Damage/CTE

Football Players with CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in Posthumous Study
graph from Charles Li, MD; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

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Source: Li, Charles, MD. “CTE in 2018: Understanding Football Brain Damage in 5 Charts.” (2018)

Paired Texts:

Goldman, Tom. (2018). “Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage.” NPR: January 18, 2018.

Mahar, Ian & Alosco, Michael & Mckee, Ann. (2017). Psychiatric phenotypes in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Mayo Clinic (2021). “What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

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