Public health

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen behind in Boston. According to a new public service announcement, signing a pre-teen child up for tackle football is like teaching him to smoke. The ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation encourages parents to choose flag football for children younger than 14. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 10, 2019 - 8:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, photo, former NHL player Dan Carcillo poses for a portrait with his wife Ela at his rural home in Homer Glen, Ill. Carcillo is hurting inside and out after seven documented concussions in the National Hockey League and what he believes could be hundreds of traumatic brain injuries. Almost a year removed from his last round of neurological treatment in early April, the bad days outnumber the good and the suicidal thoughts returned. Carcillo explains where his head is at. This is a bad day. "I'm going to choose when I'm going to go," Carcillo said. "I'll make that decision of how much pain I'm going to put my loved ones through that are around me." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 23, 2019 - 10:14 am
HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen. This is the family he always wanted, just not the...
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