And now a doctor who argues concussions don't cause brain injury!

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  1. Toronado3800
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    Ex-chair of NFL brain panel denies link to disease - Yahoo! News

    Well, I remember the 85 Monte Carlo as more reliable than the 85 Camry and most folks doubt me. Anyone know any even semi-legitimate evidence to support this guy before I call him a quack?
     
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    I think the key word the guy is playing on is disease.
     
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    What they get is very like what happens with "shaken baby syndrome", add whiplash, and whatever, maybe all together and yes the guy is definitely a quack, but he is paid by the NFL brass who don't want the injury claims that come from a brutal and dangerous sport. Pads don't really protect, and from some things neither do helmets.

    The public wants gladiators, so there has to be an expectation of some maiming. It goes with the territory.
     
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    Like the TBI sufferd by our troops. Armor keeps them alive but the brain is sloshed and damaged by the impacts. but damage, not a disease.
     
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    Right where I went....

    Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


    What is Traumatic Brain Injury?


    Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.

    There is a lot more at the link.
     
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    Concussions don't cause brain injuries, large football players approaching at top speed do.
     
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    Ah yes. An interesting play on words. TBI vs disease. Hmmm, you wouldn't think concussions would lower the chance of any disease manifesting itself. Or lower the chance of a weak artery rupturing.
     

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