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Tackling Sports-Related Concussions


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Quarterback Alex Smith of the 49ers gets hit by Jo-Lonn Dunbar of the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 11, 2012. Smith sustained a concussion and left the game.
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Quarterback Alex Smith of the 49ers gets hit by Jo-Lonn Dunbar of the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 11, 2012. Smith sustained a concussion and left the game.

Last month, the NFL and retired players and their families agreed to a $765 million settlement over concussion-related lawsuits. The suit has focused public attention on head injuries in all levels of football, and many other sports. We'll discuss the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Alison Tetrick, professional cyclist based in Mill Valley who suffered three race-related concussions in a span of just 18 months
  • Carlin Senter, primary care sports medicine specialist at UCSF, Concussion and Brain Injury Program
  • Eric Freitag, co-founder of the California Concussion Coalition, board-certified neuropsychologist and executive director of the Mt. Diablo Memory Center Sport Concussion Program
  • Nate Jackson, former tight end with the Denver Broncos; author of "Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival From the Bottom of the Pile"
  • Pratik Mukherjee, associate professor of radiology at UCSF

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