CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 27, 2012
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(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The impact of concussions on the brains of athletes examined; scenes shown of Nathan Stiles on the high school football field just before he died of second impact syndrome. [Player's mother Connie STILES- talks about her son and football.] [Bedford VA Medical Center neuropathologist brain researcher Dr. Ann McKEE- comments on the brain damages from repeated blows to the head and how teens are more at risk.] Brain diagrams shown. The complications in diagnosing this Alzheimer's-like process and why helmets are not the solution discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Sunday airing of "Big Hits" announced.
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