Neurological disorders

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. (Dr. Ann McKee/BU via AP)
July 26, 2017 - 12:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a...
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This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. (Dr. Ann McKee/BU via AP)
July 25, 2017 - 2:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a...
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FILE - In this 1974 file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler looks to pass. Research on the brains of 202 former football players has confirmed what many feared in life _ evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a devastating disease in nearly all the samples, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. Stabler is among the cases previously reported. (AP Photo/File)
July 25, 2017 - 11:47 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked with repeated head blows. But the report...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife Julie, center, and two-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. Pete Frates, the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research, could be released from the hospital this week, his family said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 11, 2017 - 6:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research could be released from the hospital this week, his family said. Pete Frates' brother, Andrew, told a Boston sports radio show that he has his "fingers crossed" that Pete will...
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July 11, 2017 - 5:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research could be released from the hospital this week, his family said. Pete Frates' brother, Andrew, told a Boston sports radio show that he has his "fingers crossed" that Pete will...
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July 11, 2017 - 4:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The family of a man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research says he could be released from the hospital this week. Pete Frates' brother, Andrew, told a Boston sports radio show that he has his "fingers crossed" that Pete...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife Julie, center, and two-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. Pete Frates, the Massachusetts man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital. A Facebook post from the family of Pete Frates asked for prayers Sunday, July 2, 2017, and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital "and battling this beast ALS like a Superhero." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 03, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital and is keeping his sense of humor. A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates said he is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo, former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman, left, speaks with Brian Savo, co-chairmen of the Travelers Championship PGA golf tournament, on the day of the tournament's final round in Cromwell, Conn. Savo was instrumental in the installation of a special tent and viewing area at the 2017 Travelers Championship to accommodate fans suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Fishman, who stepped down in 2015, died in 2016, after a public battle with ALS. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:19 pm
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Fans in wheelchairs may find attending a golf tournament challenging. A vantage point overlooking the 18th green at this week's Travelers Championship may help. For the second year, a spot near the final hole is designed to accommodate patients from New Britain's Hospital for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo, former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman, left, speaks with Brian Savo, co-chairmen of the Travelers Championship PGA golf tournament, on the day of the tournament's final round in Cromwell, Conn. Savo was instrumental in the installation of a special tent and viewing area at the 2017 Travelers Championship to accommodate fans suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Fishman, who stepped down in 2015, died in 2016, after a public battle with ALS. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)
June 20, 2017 - 1:46 pm
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Fans in wheelchairs may find attending a golf tournament challenging. A vantage point overlooking the 18th green at this week's Travelers Championship may help. For the second year, a spot near the final hole is designed to accommodate patients from New Britain's Hospital for...
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