Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological… read more

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in life. Witnesses included former sports professionals who described the effects of repeated concussions on their professional careers and the contribution to memory loss. Neuroscience specialists gave statistics on traumatic brain injury (TBI), explained the reasons aging diseases of the brain were on the rise, called for limiting young people’s participation in contact sports until high school, and urged more funding for brain injury research. close

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320152-1
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 25, 2014
Last Aired:
Jul 8, 2014

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  • Jun 25, 2014 | 1:16pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Jul 07, 2014 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jul 07, 2014 | 8:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 07, 2014 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 2014 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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