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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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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

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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.

05/29/2012

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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.

02/27/2012

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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.

02/22/2012

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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.

02/22/2012

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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

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