Study Says Brain Trauma Can Mimic A.L.S.

The Yankees’ Lou Gehrig was helped off the field after being struck in the head by a fastball from pitcher Ray White of the Norfolk Tars in a June 1934 exhibition game. The ball caught Gehrig above the right eye, knocking him unconscious. Photo: The Virginian-Pilot

A peer-reviewed paper to be published Wednesday in a leading journal of neuropathology, however, suggests that the demise of athletes like Gehrig and soldiers given a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, might have been catalyzed by injuries only now becoming understood: concussions and other brain trauma.

Read the story here on the NY Times.

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One Response to Study Says Brain Trauma Can Mimic A.L.S.

  1. stephan says:

    Interesting. “The intersection of social work, education, and technology”. That is a unique and worthwhile voice. Keep up the good work.

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