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NFL Sponsors Concussion Imaging At Pitt

Could a certain kind of brain imaging called high definition fiber tracking help diagnose concussion and assess recovery?

01/23/2014

Black and Gold Sunday

Ex-Pro Explains Brain Injuries In The NFL

Rob Pratte was joined by Hall of Fame Linemen Joe DeLamielleure to discuss brain injuries in the NFL.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/10/2013

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UPMC Neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon Reacts To Tony Dorsett’s Diagnosis

UPMC neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon reacts to Tony Dorsett’s CTE diagnosis with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

93-7 The Fan–11/07/2013

Brett Favre Tries To Get The Ball Out

Favre Reveals Football Has Taken Toll On His Memory

For 20 seasons, Brett Favre stared down some of the biggest, meanest players in the NFL, and won. Now retired, 44-year-old Favre says this memory loss is far more frightening than anything he faced on the field.

10/25/2013

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Concussion App Aids Medical Professionals In Faster, Better Care

After a concussion, how do you get the information from the field to the doctor’s office? An app is taking information right from the field, court or rink and putting it directly in doctors’ hands.

09/20/2013

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Former Steeler Weighs In On NFL Concussion Settlement

After earning three Super Bowl rings with the Steelers and a career in college coaching, football remains in John Banaszak’s blood. It’s what remains in his brain though that worries him.

08/30/2013

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NFL To Spend $765M To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related brain disorders they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game’s rise to popularity and profit.

08/29/2013

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Former NFL’er Kyle Turley Talks Film Outlining Violence Of Football

Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turley joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to talk about the upcoming documentary he’s a part of “United States of Football” in which they discuss the dangers of playing football at every level.

08/28/2013

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Special Practice Gear Keeps Proper Football Tackling On Target

Could a practice uniform protect you from concussions? The North Hills school district hopes so. They get exclusive use of pads, and eventually jerseys, to keep proper tackling on target.

08/16/2013

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Researchers Study Possible Connection Between Minor Head Blows, Autoimmune Disease

Can minor blows to the head, which fall short of concussion, lead to autoimmune disease later?

03/07/2013

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Medical Frontiers: January 7, 2013

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Dr. Gerald Pifer talks to two West Penn Allegheny Health System psychologists about psychiatric illness. Dr. Mike Fanzen and Glen Getz address the short and long term effects of concussions, […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/07/2013

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Concussion Fears Shrink Youth Football Participation

High school playoff football is kicking off in towns all over Southwestern Pennsylvania. But some people envision a day when youth football will be only a shadow of what it used to be.

11/09/2012

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New Technology Helping To Prevent Head Injuries In Sports

Preventing concussions has become a huge topic in the sports world. Doctors, researchers, and many other professionals are constantly looking for ways to stop the high number of head injuries.

10/16/2012

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“Head Games” Director Talks About Pittsburgh Premiere

“Head Games,” a revealing documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports, has its Pittsburgh debut tonight at the Harris Theater. With that in mind, its director, Steve James, joined The Fan Morning Show to chat about the film.

93-7 The Fan–10/05/2012

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Former NFL QB Jim McMahon Talks Head Injuries, Lawsuit & Super Bowl Shuffle

KDKA’s Bob Pompeani caught up with former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon.

93-7 The Fan–09/08/2012

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