retired players were 37% more likely to suffer from alzheimer's than the population as a whole. earlier this year, the university of michigan released a study that found that 6.1% of nfl players over 50 years of age reported they had received a dimension-related diagnosis, a statistic five times higher than the national average. players aged 38 to 49 showed a rate of 1.9% of dementia- related diagnosis, 19 times and bad of the national average. -- that of the national average. last week "the new york times" did an analysis of the data from the nfl's plan to reimburse retired players for dementia- related medical expenses, which found similar data. medical researchers also cite autopsies performed on numerous former nfl players, who, following their debt, were diagnosed to be suffering from brain disease -- following error death -- following their death. we remember mike webster, the pro bowl center from the pittsburg steelers who died regrettably a penniless reckless, sleeping on the floor of the pittsburg training station. . . former safety, for the philadelphia eagles, who suf
he had been suffering from alzheimer's disease. his wife is the first woman to serve on the high court. she retired in 2006 saying she needed to spend more time with her husband. >>> the suspect in the ft. hood shootings is refusing to answer any questions about that day so far. his attorney says major hasan is coherent but isn't talking at last week's attack. he is under guard in intensive care. investigators are trying to figure out what provoked the attack. >>> fbi agents showed up at the texas mosque though where hasan worshipped. they wouldn't say what they were looking for but they did search a trash bin outside the islamic community center of greater killeen. the mosque president had to leave the memorial service to sign a search warrant. leaders at the mosque have condemned the attack. >>> president obama is commander in chief and this veterans day, of course, also consoler in chief. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns today. it was poignant since the president led yesterday's memorial service yesterday. just momen
he was 79 and suffering alzheimer's. his wife sandra day o'connor is the first woman to serve on the high court. she retired in 2006 saying she needed to spend more time with her husband. >>> the man accused of trying to extort $2 million from david letterman say he was trying to sell a screen play. that is next. >>> but first, of course it is veterans day and we're remembering all the men and women who honor and serve the u.s. military. in this leaders with heart our own robin meade tells us about a woman who honors wounded troops every day. >> peggy baker is the founder of operation first response a volunteer organization that helps wounded u.s. soldiers and their families. >> some of the serious injuries they have and they are still smiling, working hard to continue on. >> the group assists from financial aid to visiting the injured. it started with inspiration from peggy's son. >> my son joined the army shortly after 9/11. i was put into a position that my child was going to go and defend our country. it opened eyes.
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