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Football helmets and automobile accidents

March 25, 2013

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by Dr. Bill Gallagher —  All too often, when patients say they were recently in an auto accident and are asked, “How are you?” they reply, “I am fine.” When asked, “How is the car?” the response is, “The car was totaled.” Maybe they have read one too many comic books or maybe they are […]

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Treating sports concussions and traumatic brain injuries

February 25, 2012

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by Stephanie Reese —  Did Lou Gehrig really have Lou Gehrig’s disease? A new study suggests that repeated concussions from playing sports can cause a motor-neuron disorder with symptoms that mimic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS (as Lou Gehrig’s disease is also called). Both conditions include weakness or numbness in the limbs, uncontrollable muscle twitching […]

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