Archive for July, 2011

Hollywood Stuntwoman Activist’s Fight With the Screen Actors Guild

Published July 31st, 2011, Uncategorized

Leslie Hoffman, a former Hollywood stuntwoman who at one time was the first female of her job classification on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, is having a tough time with disabilities – including post-concussion syndrome – all of which are traceable to occupational hazards. Needing legal representation and other support, she […]

‘NFL Fans Should Worry About More Than One Kind of “Blackout”‘ (full text)

Published July 29th, 2011, Uncategorized

[originally published July 26 at Beyond Chron,]   by Irvin Muchnick When the National Football League and its players announced that the lockout was over, the head of a fledgling organization called the Sports Fans Coalition couldn’t wait to get its message out. “NFL Lockouts End, Blackouts Won’t,” blogged its executive director, Brian Frederick. […]

Mainstream Media Pick Up Criticism of Concussion Management Software – But New York Times Remains Missing in Action

Published July 29th, 2011, Uncategorized

“You have some nerve [criticizing The New York Times].” Alan Schwarz, reporter, The New York Times   “NYT has led [coverage of the concussion story] for three years. What are u talking about?” George Vecsey, columnist, The New York Times ***** Word is leaking to the general public that “concussion management” software systems are magic […]

‘Baseline’ Neurocognitive Gimmickry Is Nothing More Than ‘Teaching to the Concussion Test’

Published July 28th, 2011, Uncategorized

As the old NPR comedy radio segment “Dr. Science” used to demonstrate, you don’t need “a master’s degree in science” on your resume in order to have a beakerful of common sense. A new study of neuropsychological (NP) testing as a tool of concussion management – soon to be  published in The American Journal of […]