Brain Trauma Can Mimic A.L.S.

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The New York Times reports on new medical research suggesting that repeated concussions and other brain trauma might be responsible for the constellations that are called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

The article points out that Lou Gehrig probably suffered more head injuries and concussions than realized when one takes into account his career as a football player at Columbia University.

This news is bound to rekindle debate on the appropriate intensity of contact sports, especially at young ages.

New York Times Article on Lou Gehrig’s Disease

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