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Domestic Violence and the NFL: Could Concussions be the Cause?

Caveat: I'm not endorsing the behavior of any the individuals involved in the recent cases in the news, I'm just wondering if there could be a deeper reason than, he's an asshole.

Secondly, I apologize for throwing this ideas out here without doing much research, I'm working on a paper on the care and treatment of diabetes in the managed care environment so I don't have too much time to devote to this subject.

While the studies have been limited, there are theories tying traumatic head injuries from contact sports to anger and aggression

http://www.loyolamedicine.org/newswire/news/do-sports-concussions-really-cause-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy

http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/8423

We also know that concussions are common in the NFL (not to mention during the years of training it takes to reach the NFL). The NYT reported today that 1 in 3 retired players have issues related to brain trauma and the the conditions emerge at an earlier age.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/sports/football/actuarial-reports-in-nfl-concussion-deal-are-released.html?_r=0

With that being said, do you think that brain damage could play a role in the number of domestic abuse cases among professional athletes?

Would of made a poll but I don't have a star, sorry.

All clear at Navy hospital after active shooter call

Source: WAVY TV 10

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) Navy officials are investigating an active shooter situation at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Tuesday.

Officials with Portsmouth Naval Public Affairs told WAVY.com they heard an active shooter announcement come over the loudspeaker. Within minutes, the call was ended.

Sources inside the hospital told WAVY.com people were told to shelter in place. Many workers took to social media to talk about it.

Around 10:15 a.m., WAVY.com learned from a source the hospital was in the all clear. The source said it appears to have been a suicide on the base and did not happen inside the hospital.

Read more: http://wavy.com/2014/04/08/active-shooter-call-reported-at-naval-hospital/



Although this appears to be a suicide I'm growing deeply concerned about the number of shootings occurring onboard military facilities. I can't explain the ones caused by civilians but how many of the military ones are due to a long and multiple deployment schedule finally taking its toll?

This is what we should be teaching BOTH genders



It's not a son or daughter thing, it's a people thing.

Senator Reid is wrong, entitlement cuts should not be off the table!!!

I can think of plenty of entitlements that we can cut

Farm subsidies to people who don't actually own farms or are large corporate run farms

Subsidies to the oil and gas companies

Tax subsidies to large multi-national corporations that play with the books to write off any U.S. earned profits allowing them to pay no taxes or get a refund

Subsidies on the 1% by capping the maximum contribution to Social Security

I'm sure that I'm forgetting a few more entitlements that we can cut so feel free to add them below.
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