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December 6, 2011

Times Series on Derek Boogaard’s CTE Ups the Ante in Hockey’s Fight With Boston Researchers

If the superb three-part New York Times series by John Branch on the death of 28-year-old hockey player Derek Boogaard had only added vestigially to what’s […]
December 7, 2011

How Many Pittsburgh Steelers Were on Toradol?

The newest lawsuit by ex-National Football Leaguers involves allegations that team doctors put players on the painkiller Toradol, which masked their concussions. Here’s the link to […]
December 7, 2011

Complete Info on Concussion Inc.’s First Three Ebooks

‘DUERSON’ Published in November, this ebook short presents exclusive new information on the February 2011 suicide of former pro football star Dave Duerson. Author Irvin Muchnick also […]
December 16, 2011

Concussion Inc. Book Bonus: Sidney Crosby, Hockey’s Perfect Storm, and the Corrupt Doctors at UPMC

The introduction to Irvin Muchnick’s forthcoming Concussion Inc. ebook, UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero, is on the front page today, at the link below, at Beyond […]
December 18, 2011

Brain Injury Expert: ImPACT Test Has ‘Limited Sensitivity.’ Yes – And the Emperor Had ‘Limited Clothing.’

In “The scariest thing about the NHL concussion crisis,” http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=AlZyxi0ydOq7qBb9BqBKLWh7vLYF?slug=nc-cotsonika-scary_concussion_epidemic_121611, Yahoo Sports’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika notes that “you could create an all-star team of the concussed” […]
December 19, 2011

George Visger Story in Stockton Record

  The indomitable George Visger was profiled yesterday in his hometown Stockton Record. See “Battle scars,” http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111218/A_NEWS/112180320&cid=sitesearch. Visger’s ebook, OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In […]
December 21, 2011

Our National Sports Concussion Policy, by Default, Is an Affirmative Action Plan for ‘Professional Brain Trauma Experts’

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the National Football League will employ independent athletic trainers to spot concussions from the press box level and alert the […]
December 21, 2011

Journalist Matt Chaney: Past Catastrophic Football Injuries Underreported, and 2011 Toll ‘Could Be a Record’

Journalist Matt Chaney, author of the steroids-in-football history Spiral of Denial, is compiling data on catastrophic injuries this year in football at all levels. With more […]
December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays, @EWKLG! Say Hello to Jerry McDevitt (And to Vince, Linda, Stephanie, and Triple H).

A warm Twitter welcome to my newest follower, “@EWKLG,” Eileen Wargo. Ms. Wargo worked for nearly a decade as the legal secretary for Jerry McDevitt, a […]