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Concussion News – October 2012

Oct 8, 2012

Hall of Famer Harry Carson stirred things up in a recent interview with CBS, telling them, “Regret? I’m not going to say regret. But if I had to do it all over again, I would not have played.”
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NFL Hall Of Famer Harry Carson Says He Never Would’ve Played Football Had He Known Effects Of Concussions

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After more than 20 years of retirement, Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson suffers the residual effects of concussions to this day.
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But you can’t tell by looking at him.
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The former Giants great walked the red carpet at a recent event in New York City’s iconic Waldorf-Astoria hotel, simultaneously chatting up fellow superstar athletes, granting interviews to the zealous media and signing autographs for eager fans.
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Read the rest of the article and listen to his interview on CBS – click HERE.
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And psychologist Dr. Don Brady and his wife, Flo, have been proactive in concussion awareness over the years and they were recently on Sports Doctor Radio discussing some of the most recent issues on sports concussions (click on the PLAY arrow to listen):
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We also just received a short but timely piece from Dr. Robert Weil on why he believes that football is unsafe at any age. We posted his PDF document to Scribd for easy viewing and to make them downloadable for printing. You can also click the Enlarge icon in the lower right corner of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (just hit the ESC key to close):
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The Sports Doctor – Football Unsafe at Any Age
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One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dr. Raymond J. Petras
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Dr Raymond Petras

    Without sounding like a broken record, there appears to be a safe treatment (Psycho Neuro Pain Response™) to treat concussion symptoms. Symptoms may not be permanent but possibly reversible. Awareness and education is great and important but treatment options are probably more important to those suffering from the effects of one or many concussions.

    Maybe one day, this information will get as much press as awareness and education.

    Dr. Raymond J. Petras
    Sports Performance & Non-Invasive Injury/Pain Management Specialist

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