Ecology summary - Steven Dooley Ecology December 6, 2007...

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Steven Dooley Ecology December 6, 2007 Can Football Helmets Save Lives? The article “Can Football Helmets Save Lives” was written by Brett Zarda. Zarda wrote this article in August 2007. I feel that his intended audience is those people who are interested in the game of football. I chose this article because the title of it and the contents of the article interested me, and I like watching football. The main idea of the article is that universities and high schools with football programs need to take into consideration the health of their players. Studies show that all of the ex-NFL players that died before their 46 th birthday, according to autopsies performed by Bennet Omalu, all had signs of brain damage. The condition they died from has been named cronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a variation of “boxer’s dementia.” Symptoms that are included with the CTE diagnosis are confusion, mood disorders, memory loss, and slurred speech. The NFL, who believes in the information,
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PHY 101 taught by Professor Higdon during the Spring '10 term at St. Ambrose University.

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