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Christie Named Honorary Chair Of 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

Governor Chris Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney meet with the New Jersey's Special Olympic Olympians in the outer office of the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Friday, Nov. 15. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

TRENTON – At a ceremony held at the New Jersey Statehouse, Gov. Chris Christie was named Honorary Chair of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which will be held in New Jersey, June 14-21. Christie’s nomination as Honorary Chair and the formal request to accept were presented by Special Olympics athletes and 2014 USA Games Board Members Loretta Claiborne and Bobby Fredericks, as part of the Special Olympics New Jersey Athlete Congress.

CTE Diagnoses For NFL Greats Reinforces Need For Concussion Safety

Dhimant J. Balar, DO

The recent announcement that Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure and former NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy has again brought sports and head trauma to the forefront in the national consciousness. This degenerative condition, also known as CTE, is believed by many scientists to be caused by blows to the head and is linked to depression and dementia.