Archive for May, 2011

Dr. Joseph Maroon & ‘Neurosurgery’ 2004: The Corrupt NFL Pellman-Casson-Lovell Research Team Weighs In

Published May 24th, 2011, Uncategorized

Neurosurgery, January 2004 – “Duration of Cognitive Impairment after Sports Concussion.” Authors: Joseph Bleiberg, Ph.D., Alison N. Cernich, Ph.D., Kenneth Cameron, M.S., ATC, Wenyu Sun, M.D., M.P.H., Karen Peck, M. Ed., ATC, James Ecklund LTC (P), M.D., Dennis Reeves CDR, Ph.D., John Uhorchak COL, M.D., Molly B. Sparling, B.A., Deborah L. Warden, M.D. COMMENT A […]

Author Muchnick Interviewed on Montreal Radio About Death of Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

Published May 23rd, 2011, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, was interviewed about the death of Randy “Macho Man” Savage and related topics today by Dan Delmar of CJAD Radio in Montreal. The audio file can be accessed at (the interview begins at about […]

‘Is There Now a Feeding Frenzy of Concussion-Related Sports Suicides?’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published May 23rd, 2011, Uncategorized

We now know that hockey player Derek Boogaard’s recent mysterious death at 28 was caused by a fatal mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone. As soon as Boogaard died, his family donated his brain to the chronic traumatic encephalopathy research group in Boston, led by Dr. Robert Cantu and spearheaded by Harvard alum and […]

Boogaard: Alcohol And Oxycodone

Published May 21st, 2011, Uncategorized

According to new wire service reports, the death of Derek Boogaard was caused by an accidentally fatal mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone. The original first sentence of my new column for Beyond Chron, which will be published Monday, was going to be, “We don’t yet know why hockey player Derek Boogaard died at […]

My Monday Piece For Beyond Chron, Plus Other Program Notes

Published May 20th, 2011, Uncategorized

My column “Is There Now a Feeding Frenzy of Concussion-Related Sports Suicides?” will be published Monday at Beyond Chron,  the San Francisco online newspaper. The series here on Dr. Joseph Maroon and the journal Neurosurgery will resume next week. A huge WWE star of years past, Randy Poffo (“Macho Man Savage”), died this morning at […]