Neurological disorders

February 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A man with Lou Gehrig's disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta. News outlets report that 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason rides onto the field with with his son Rivers before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. He's the Saints' biggest fan and the perfect symbol of a city that knows a thing or two about overcoming hardship. As the Big Easy goes for another championship, Gleason is along for the ride. Even though his body failed him, perhaps because of the game he loved so much, he never lost the will to live and love and make a difference. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 18, 2019 - 5:50 pm
He's the New Orleans Saints' biggest fan, not to mention the perfect beacon for a city that knows a thing or two about emerging from darkness. As the Big Easy goes for another NFL championship, Steve Gleason is along for the ride. Sure, his body failed him, perhaps because of the game he loved so...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team announced J.D. Gibbs' death on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, saying he passed from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
January 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from complications a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49. Joe Gibbs Racing...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players' lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing set for Thursday on the NFL's appeal was...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:39 am
COLLEGE BASKETBALL WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating UConn 68-57 Thursday night and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in more than four years. The Huskies (11-1) hadn't lost a...
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January 03, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation awarding former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. The 41-year-old Gleason has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease,...
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Hanahan High School football player Cooper Dawson, right, talks to the media after first letting his friend and fellow senior Kingsley Feiman announce that he would play football at Syracuse University on early signing day in Hanahan, S.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Brad Nettles//The Post And Courier via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When Cooper Dawson finally decided which college he would sign with, the senior defensive lineman from South Carolina let his friend Kingsley Feinman make the announcement. It was a moment to remember because Feinman was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. "He's...
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November 15, 2018 - 5:48 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse and NFL defensive lineman Tim Green has revealed he has Lou Gehrig's Disease. Green wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday night that for the past five years he's been coping with "neurological problems" in his hands. He says doctors first thought the damage his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72), and his wife Kaylee, right, pose for a photo as their son Oliver, reaches out to the NFL Man of the Year team nominee award presented to Frederick before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Arlington, Texas. Frederick's revelation that he is battling a rare neurological disorder will reverberate on and off the field for the Dallas Cowboys. They're likely to begin the season without their stalwart at center, and without knowing what will happen with their teammate's recovery. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
August 23, 2018 - 7:10 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Joe Looney grabbed the spotlight during training camp as the prankster who took the field in star running back Ezekiel Elliott's jersey, his cover blown by the gut sticking out under No. 21. Now that Looney has become the starting...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (72) rests during a timeout in the team's NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. Frederick said Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body, and the four-time Pro Bowl player isn’t sure on a timetable for a return. Frederick says he has received two treatments for Guillain-Barre Syndrome over the past 48 hours and that the treatments will continue for several days. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
August 22, 2018 - 8:52 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body, and the four-time Pro Bowl player isn't sure on a timetable for a return. Frederick said he has received two...
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