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Mon October 7, 2013
Concussions And Our Kids
This week, WGBH News kicks off a week-long focus on concussions in light of WGBH-TV's Frontline documentary League of Denial, which examines the NFL's role and response to concussions among its players.
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- WGBH News reporter Adam Reilly looks at the push to test student athletes' cognitive function before they are injured.
- Dr. Robert Cantu, the co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University and an expert sports medicine, and former student athlete Casey Atkins
- FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk joins Boston Public Radio and Greater Boston to talk about League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis which premiers at 9 p.m. on WGBH Ch. 2.
- Adam Reilly reports on the search for new technology to help prevent concussions and reduce their impact. (Check out the work that Lowell-based Xenith and Cambridge-based MC10 are doing, the latter in conjunction with Reebok.)