Neal Emery is a Chicago-based writer who focuses on public health. He works for GlobeMed, a nonprofit that partners college students and community health organizations to complete public health projects.
Not only do patients with multiple chronic diseases receive overall suboptimal care, but their disjointed care results in redundancies and inefficiencies that put disproportionate pressure on our health care system.
High-impact activities like football are known to cause creeping brain damage that can't easily be detected until after death. But promising research may give rise to new methods of diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy.