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Connor Martin and his family donated his brother Kevin Ash's and evidence of CTE was discovered, a condition that can only be diagnosed after death. Kevin's family encourages others to donate as well so we can learn more about brain injuries and CTE.
Would Connor Martin's brother, veteran and athlete Kevin Ash, have lived his life differently if he'd know more about traumatic brain injury? Connor doesn't think so. But Connor knows the dangers now and he tries to make things safer when he's active.
Connor Martin's brother Kevin Ash sustained blast injuries during his deployments. When he returned to the States he found comradery by joining a rugby team. Unfortunately, a simple tackle resulted in a coma and significant large term effects.
This handout provides a brief summary of what researchers currently know and don’t know about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Research on CTE is growing, and more studies are needed to help answer many remaining questions. CDC will update this handout as more information on CTE becomes available.
Concussion is a common childhood injury that may lead to long-term physical, behavioral, and neurocognitive effects, affecting learning and school performance. There is increasing concern about the potential for repeat concussions among professional and high school athletes, with specific attention focused on understanding how sustaining a concussion alters future concussion risk. Addressing repeat concussion risk among youth has substantial implications for clinical practice in terms of managing exposure — particularly regarding youth sports participation — and long-term health and development.
Punch drunk, dementia pugilistica, post-traumatic encephalopathy, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy — same criteria of diagnosis, the same patterns of change seen in the brain. Dr. Ann McKee explains.
Genes, sleep, an active mind, and when a person starts playing football may all play a factor in the development of CTE. Dr. Ann McKee explains what researchers have learned, and what's on the horizon.
“You’re supposed to rest after concussion.” This advice has been given countless times to patients recovering from concussion. How did we get here, what is the evidence that brought us here, and what does the evolving evidence actually tell us?