Neurological disorders

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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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, competitors take part in the eWorld Cup grand final in London. Three weeks after the World Cup finished in Russia, the finals of the e-sports version are taking place in London, with gamers being tested for performance-enhancing substances for the first time by FIFA. It’s a sign of the increasing professionalization of the gaming version of the World Cup, with the winner collecting $250,000. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — The players finished their soccer matches and huddled waiting to discover who would have to undergo doping tests. The random draw completed, two men went off to provide urine samples. They just had to put their controllers down first. Less than three weeks after the World Cup finished...
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June 27, 2018 - 10:31 am
DENVER (AP) — The wife of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen says she has Alzheimer's, a disease which led her husband to give up control of the team four years ago. In an announcement Wednesday, Annabel Bowlen said she wanted to make her diagnosis public right away to help raise awareness about...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 08, 2018 - 2:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — T.J. Oshie found his father on the ice amid the jubilant madness of the Washington Capitals' postgame celebration and wrapped him in a fierce hug. Five years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Tim Oshie's memory is inconsistent and cloudy. Anyone who saw the depth of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 1982, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark makes "The Catch," a pass from Joe Montana that tied the game, late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC championship football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. The team said Clark died Monday, June 4, 2018, surrounded by friends and family.(Phil Huber/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
June 05, 2018 - 10:00 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history. Clark, the author...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty closes his eyes as he acknowledges a standing ovation from fans during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Piscotty made his first appearance in a game since the death of his mother, Gretchen Piscotty, on Sunday, less than a year after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neuromuscular disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 09, 2018 - 4:42 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wherever he went on the field, Stephen Piscotty felt his mother's presence. Two days after Gretchen Piscotty died from Lou Gehrig's disease, her son was back at work for the Oakland Athletics. Full of sadness, but enveloped in love. "All day, I didn't feel alone. I felt like...
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Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, right, tags out Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty at home plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
May 07, 2018 - 8:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has died, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Gretchen Piscotty died Sunday night from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the A's said Monday. She was diagnosed with ALS in May 2017 when her son was...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers say former NHL player Jeff Parker suffered from a brain disease that has been linked with repeated head injuries in athletes. The diagnosis comes from Boston University's CTE Center. Parker is at least the seventh pro hockey player diagnosed with the disease, chronic...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, a...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A large study offers more evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life, with repeated injuries and severe ones posing the greatest danger. Researchers analyzed 36 years of health records of 2.8 million people in Denmark, where a national health...
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