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Baron Batch

Steelers Leading Charge On Concussion Education

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin wasn’t trying to invent a catchphrase, just something his players would remember when getting into the murky waters of what is and what isn’t a legal – not to mention safe – hit.

93-7 The Fan–08/29/2012


Medical Frontiers: Diabetes

Dr. Gerald Pifer was joined in the studio on NewsRadio1020 KDKA today by Dr. Jennifer Hoist and Dr. Stasia Miaskiewicz from Allegheny General Hospital.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/18/2012

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School Officials Prepare To Comply With New Concussion Law

Concussion was the topic of a meeting of more than 100 educators. Teachers, coaches, trainers and administrators are learning about the new state law that takes effect July 1st. The law says student athletes cannot play if they have concussion symptoms.


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Should We Let Our Kids Play? Concussions Are on the Rise

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to neurologist Dr Joseph Maroon about the continuing discussion about kids and concussions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/29/2012

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Rorabaugh On Pens: No Shot At Cup Without Letang

The Post-Gazette’s “Empty Netters” blogger, Seth Rorabaugh joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday to talk about the Penguins’ stretch-run.

93-7 The Fan–03/06/2012

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Researchers Get Handle On Concussion Recovery Time

For the first time ever, researchers are examining concussion prognoses using data from ImPACT, a computer test that measures the severity of a concussion. The test was developed at UPMC.


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Concussions A Concern In Youth Hockey

As head injuries have reached epidemic proportions in the NHL, it’s become just as big of a problem in youth hockey.


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Shero’s Son, Crosby Share Concussion Diagnosis Connection

In January of 2011, Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby suffered two hits in five days, keeping him out of the team’s lineup for the next 14 months and counting.


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Coach Ditka Discusses NFL Concussions, Todd Haley

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John, talk to Mike Ditka about NFL concussions, the Steelers’ potential new offensive coordinator, and the Super Bowl.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/07/2012

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

Dupuis, Michalek Preview Pens/Rangers

Jim Colony of The Fan Morning Show caught up with Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis and Zybnek Michalek.

93-7 The Fan–01/19/2012

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Shea-ved Ice: Concussions Reaching Epidemic Levels

Concussions and headshots are at the forefront of the NHL’s landscape right now. The list of star players currently missing time due to concussions is staggering. Yet, the offending individuals continue to get slaps on the wrist.


Rushel Shell

“Mr. High School Sports” – Sources: Shell May Miss Week 6

Multiple sources close to Hopewell senior tailback Rushel Shell, including some within the school, say the WPIAL career rushing leader sustained a concussion and will likely miss the Vikings’ game against Class AAA Parkway Conference rival New Castle at Tony Dorsett Stadium Friday night.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2011

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Sen. Jay Costa Talks Concussions & Politics

Sen. Jay Costa joined Rob Pratte on the Weekend Magazine to talk about a wide variety of topics.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/03/2011

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Concussion Expert Hopes Pens Fans Will Be Patient With Crosby

Sports concussion expert Chris Nowinski joined The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook.

93-7 The Fan–09/01/2011

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Mario Lemieux Weighs In On Concussions

While Mario Lemieux was the captain back in ’91, today he’s the owner and has his own captain to worry about as Sidney Crosby’s concussion issues linger.