Physician, forensic pathologist and neuropathologist Bennet Omalu is credited with identifying chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease afflicting many former NFL players. The disease has changed the conversation about head trauma and football.
Award winning actress Kathleen Turner will give the keynote address at Hibiscus: Celebrating a Century of Care in Wilmington tonight.
The event is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Turner has been Chair of the Board of Advocates for over 25 years. "I think it is essential," she says, "for the health of the women in our country."
Today Senators introduced a bill that would require the Veterans Administration to provide medical care for all diseases that can be scientifically linked to exposure to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune.