Archive for February, 2011

Ex-NFL PLayer Shot Himself In The Chest To Save His Brain For Research

Posted on February 21st, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Dave Duerson Suicide – Brain Injury Connection? Yesterday I posted a blog about ex-Chicago Bear Dave Duerson committing suicide last Thursday. It’s now believed that Duerson shot himself in the chest, rather than in the head, so his brain would be intact for testing for the degenerative disease that is plaguing retired NFL..
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Ex-NFL Star Duerson Donated His Brain For Study Before Suicide

Posted on February 20th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The life of another former pro football player, who suspected he was suffering from long-term brain damage, has ended in tragedy. In this instance it was Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last Thursday by shooting himself in the chest. He was only 50. http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2011/02/report-duerson-died-of-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound.html In its obituary,  The New York Times described Duerson..
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Skier Lindsey Vonn Exhibits Concussion Symptoms, Despite Tests

Posted on February 14th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Champion skier Lindsey Vonn this weekend acted the way NFL players used to act: She returned to the “field,” so to speak, while still not fully recovered from a concussion. New York Times sports writer Alan Schwarz, the paper’s concussion expert, did an analysis, headlined “Ski Team’s Protocols Fail Vonn,”..
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Casting Doubt On Shaken-Baby Syndrome

Posted on February 13th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

 Have dozens of people been wrongly convicted in shaken-baby syndrome cases?  That’s the issue that The New York Times Magazine tackled Feb. 6, in much detail.   http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/magazine/06baby-t.html?_r=1&ref=magazine A good portion of the story is about Trudy Ruenda, who was convicted in a shaken-baby case in Fairfax County, Va., involving baby Noah..
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Skier Lindsey Vonn Skips Race After Concussion

Posted on February 6th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

Champion skier Lindsey Vonn bowed out of a World Cup slalom in Germany Friday due to a concussion, according to the Associated Press. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/sports/skiing/05sportsbriefs-vonn.html?scp=4&sq=Lindsey%20Vonn&st=cse Vonn decided to miss the race, which was won by Marlies Schild of Austria, despite the fact that she was cleared by doctors Friday. Vonn sustained a concussion during..
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NHL Says Concussions Have Increased This Season

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

 The number of concussions in pro hockey this season has risen, although the National Hockey League is keeping mum on exactly what the number is so far. The New York Times published a story Sunday based on a news conference that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave during All-Star weekend.    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/sports/hockey/30nhl.html?_r=1&ref=hockey He said..
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