Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries. Symptoms may include behavioral problems, mood problems, and problems with thinking. Symptoms typically do not begin until years after the injuries. CTE often gets worse over time and can result in dementia. It is unclear if the risk of suicide is altered.
Team USA will soon take on France in the Women's World Cup quarterfinal. Ahead of the big game, former soccer stars Brandi Chastain and Michelle Akers are raising awareness about possible brain.. CBS News - Published
U.S. soccer stars Michelle Akers and Brandi Chastain helped win World Cup championships in 1991 and 1999. Now, they wonder if they're suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. CBS News.. CBS News - Published
First on "CBS This Morning," two former soccer stars share how they're recruiting others to protect future athletes. Michelle Akers scored both goals in Team USA's first championship in 1991. And in.. CBS News - Published
Two former soccer stars are helping launch a landmark study of former female soccer players over concerns of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. One of those women is Olympic gold medalist Brandi.. CBS News - Published