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The Doc Is In Video Series

By Steven J. Walerstein, MD, FACP
NuHealth Medical Director

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Researches at the Einstein College of Medicine studied a group of adult men and women who have played soccer since childhood. The conclusion of this study was that players who frequently performed headers were different than the other players. These frequent headers showed a loss of brain cells in the areas of memory, attention, and processing of visual information.