Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
Tackling Sports-Related ConcussionsDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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