Monthly Archives: April 2014

Brain Injury and Mental Illness: CTE

Driving into oncoming traffic.  Drinking antifreeze.  Shooting oneself in the heart.  These are just a few of the bizarre and horrifying ways ex-NFL players with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have ended their lives. Traumatic brain injury is … Continue reading

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Hemochromatosis: The Celtic Curse that Killed Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was a swashbuckling, globetrotting, Nobel prize-winning author who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 61.  While many factors likely contributed to his suicide (repeated head injury, his own father’s suicide, broken marriages, alcoholism), an … Continue reading

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