Former New York Jet Battles Brain Issues, Promotes Concussion Safety

Former Jet star Mark Gastineau reveals his struggle with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease—all brain-related disorders that he links to playing football. Since diagnosis, Gastineau has become an advocate for practicing concussion safety, especially in youth football leagues. Dr. Salman Azhar, a neurologist with Lenox Hill Hospital, speaks on Gastineau’s efforts and how to implement safer training methods going forward.

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