Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And If it Dies Like a Duck?

As an aside to the satirical post directly below today it was reported that many contact sport athletes who incur brain jarring hits or injuries may develop a disease with symptoms similar to those found in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.
The new findings claim that the 'mimic' causes many of the same toxins as ALS and attacks the spinal cord in much the same way.  They have named the new disease chronic traumatic encephalomyopathy or thankfully just CTEM for short.
ALS came to be known as Lou Gehrig's disease after the former baseball great succumbed to it's fatal ravages.
But now scientists feel that Mr. Gehrig himself may have actually had CTEM caused by hits taken while playing baseball and football as an undergraduate at Columbia.
In other words it is now possible that Lou Gehrig did not die of Lou Gehrig's disease!!!
I mean really!
They're even renaming things posthumously.
Is anything sacred?

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