CTE on the Brain

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  • CTE in the News
  • What Is CTE?
  • What CTE Does to the Brain
  • CTE Symptoms
  • Diagnosing CTE
  • Concussions and Brain Trauma
  • The State of NFL Players’ Mental Health
  • Suicide and CTE
  • Black Athletes and CTE

What Is CTE?

Health experts believe that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a degenerative and progressive disease caused from too many hits to the head. CTE may be found in football, hockey and baseball players, not to mention boxers as well. 

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