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MUST-SEE report for all of our area’s military friends and families –
The brain disease now being found in soldiers coming home

Image of a brain with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy)
Photo credit: CBS News 60 MINUTES, Jan. 7, 2018

– “Combat veterans coming home with CTE”
“A brain disease best known for impacting football players who suffered concussions is now being found in soldiers

“Until a few years ago, NFL players who struggled with severe depression, bouts of rage and memory loss in their retirement were often told they were just having a hard time adjusting to life away from the game. Doctors have since learned these changes can be symptoms of the degenerative brain disease CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy, caused by blows to the head.

“What we’re learning now is that CTE isn’t just affecting athletes, but also showing up in our nation’s heroes. Since 9/11 over 300,000 soldiers have returned home with brain injuries. Researchers fear the impact of CTE could cripple a generation of warriors.”

This is a disease and a problem that we’re going to be dealing with for decades. And it’s a huge public health problem. It’s a huge problem for the Veterans Administration. It’s a huge moral responsibility for all of us.
By Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi, CBS News 60 MINUTES.
Click here for the full report and video.

Posted by Steve on January 8, 2018 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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