NEW YORK (CBS 2) — In this week’s edition of Eye On New York, we turn our eyes to health. The CDC says more than 1.5 million Americans will experience some sort of traumatic brain injury during their lifetime, and 51,000 will die from those injuries. A recent study showed concussions suffered from contact sports like football were linked to brain diseases that mimic ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

CBS 2’s Don Dahler was joined by Michael Kaplan, chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injuries Council, to discuss what happens to the brain during incidents such as a concussion.

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