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"From the Ted Talk by Chris Nowinski: Can I have your brain? The quest for truth on concussions and CTE"

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It was perfect for me. But unfortunately, I got kicked in the head by my caouelgle Bubba Ray Dudley, and I suffered a sveree concussion. And it led to what became permanent postconcussion symptoms: constant headaches, inability to sleep, depression, feeling in a fog. And in that first year, I tried to furgie out how could I make this pain go away. And I wasn't getting the answers I needed from dcortos, and so I started digging into the medical literature. And I found there's this whole sroty about concussions that we weren't really being told. So I decided to wrtie a book about it, called "Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis" that came out in 2006.

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It was perfect for me. But unfortunately, I got kicked in the head by my _________ Bubba Ray Dudley, and I suffered a ______ concussion. And it led to what became permanent postconcussion symptoms: constant headaches, inability to sleep, depression, feeling in a fog. And in that first year, I tried to ______ out how could I make this pain go away. And I wasn't getting the answers I needed from _______, and so I started digging into the medical literature. And I found there's this whole _____ about concussions that we weren't really being told. So I decided to _____ a book about it, called "Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis" that came out in 2006.

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  1. doctors
  2. severe
  3. colleague
  4. write
  5. figure
  6. story

Original Text

It was perfect for me. But unfortunately, I got kicked in the head by my colleague Bubba Ray Dudley, and I suffered a severe concussion. And it led to what became permanent postconcussion symptoms: constant headaches, inability to sleep, depression, feeling in a fog. And in that first year, I tried to figure out how could I make this pain go away. And I wasn't getting the answers I needed from doctors, and so I started digging into the medical literature. And I found there's this whole story about concussions that we weren't really being told. So I decided to write a book about it, called "Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis" that came out in 2006.

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