Archive for December, 2011

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

Published December 21st, 2011, Uncategorized

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 folks at field level. Nice step, comments Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk, but they need independent neurologists on the sidelines. Excuse me while I refrain from […]

George Visger Story in Stockton Record

Published December 19th, 2011, Uncategorized

  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 and Out of Football, will be published in February by Concussion Inc. Further information on the Visger title is here. Complete information on the first three ebooks in the […]

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

Published December 18th, 2011, Uncategorized

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” this season. But, he adds, the National Hockey League “has been proactive on the concussion issue going back to 1997. It was the first league to introduce baseline testing […]

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

Published December 16th, 2011, Uncategorized

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 Chron, the San Francisco online newspaper. “Sidney Crosby Concussion Agony Is Hockey’s Perfect Storm; Guess Where the Finger Points? Right at Pitt Med Center” http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Sidney_Crosby_Concussion_Agony_Is_Hockey_s_Perfect_Storm_Guess_Where_the_Finger_Points_Right_at_Pitt_Med_Center_9770.html    

Complete Info on Concussion Inc.’s First Three Ebooks

Published December 7th, 2011, Uncategorized

‘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 discusses how the Duerson scenario bolsters the argument that the National Football League’s retirement and disability plan board, on which Duerson sat, should reopen all rejected disability claims on […]