Posts Tagged ‘disability’

C.T.E. common with Iraq and Afghan veterans

What Happens to Veterans Exposed to Combat Blasts? Evidence Shows Similar Brain Injury as Professional Athletes

Scientists who have studied a degenerative brain disease in athletes have found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluding that such explosions injure the brain in ways strikingly similar to tackles and punches. The researchers also discovered what they believe is the mechanism by which explosions damage […]

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Safeguards Needed to Prevent Discrimination of Early Alzheimer’s Patients in the Workplace

The changing tide of Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents new challenges to the public, physicians and lawmakers: if you could find out your Alzheimer’s risk, would you want to know? How should doctors tell you your risk? And what does it mean for the many newly diagnosed Americans still in the workplace? Despite the emergence of new […]