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Bruce the Sports Doc

Bruce the Sports Doc

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May 24th 2011:Of Brain Injured Mice and Men

The show kicks off with an update from Voice America Sports Director, Ray Ellis. They talk about how NFL players are keeping in shape during the lockout and Ray’s projections for the how’s and when’s of resolution. Bruce the Sports Doc visits Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where he attends a national conference on Brain Injury, titled, “From Impact to Recovery”. He interviews Dr. Kevin Crutchfield, team neurologist for the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles. They discuss Dr. Crutchfield’s unique approach to establishing a rapport with NFL Players, his 20-point neurological examination

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Kevin Crutchfield, M.D.

Kevin Crutchfield, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute of LifeBridge Health, has been appointed to the National Football League Players Association Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Committee. Dr. Crutchfield has dedicated much of his professional career to the study and treatment of mild brain injury. Many types of mild brain injury, such as concussions, occur from a significant blow to the head, such as a helmet-to-helmet collision in football. Dr. Crutchfield has been a leader in the study of blood flow to the brain and the changes that occur after a concussion occurs.
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Peter Davies, Ph.D.

Distinguished professor of pathology and neurology at Long Island Univ., formerly of Albert Einstein Center in Bronx, New York. For 30 years Dr. Davies has won numerous awards for his studies of Alzheimer’s disease, and interfaces with the pharmacological industry to develop new drugs to treat dementia.Dr. Davies has developed exciting treatments for CTE, wherein he has used a model in mice to develop monoclonal antibodies to the mechanism that produces PAU-staining tangles in the brains of boxers and retired NFL football players. Extrapolating this treatment to humans will take approx. 2 years.
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