Scientific breakthrough for football players with traumatic brain injury

A type of traumatic brain injury common among football players may now be identifiable in living athletes. Previously, a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) could only be confirmed after death. Dr. Keri Peterson, internist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains how this can help doctors detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in its early stages and aid them in developing treatments that may slow the progression of the disease.

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