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Medicine: Concussions #1036421

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Bedford, Massachusetts: Rehema Ellis) A study linking repeated concussions and degenerative brain disease {chronic traumatic encephalopathy/CTE} examined; details given about the study of brains of athletes, including former Boston College football player Ron Perryman. [Study author Dr. Ann McKEE†- notes the study gives insight into how the disease starts in the brain, where it starts, and how it progresses.] [Widow Amy PERRYMAN†- says nothing was more important to Ron than to find a way to let kids play football safely.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema
Duration:
00:02:20

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