Jan 14, 2021
Almost 5 years ago, we published a show on chronic traumatic
encephalopathy and its relationship to American football. But a lot
has happened since 2016. New rules in the NFL. Emerging data on how
the developing human brain of a child or adolescent is even more
vulnerable to pathologic changes following mild head injury. And a
heightened awareness of the disingenuous campaign against contact
sports among one of the most outspoken whistleblowers in the
This week on the program, we have remastered and updated the
2016 program. With some additional commentary on how parenthood may
yield a new perspective on contact sports.
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