Afternoon Edition – Wednesday House Call March 25, 2015
Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow discuss the latest medical news of teh week
1) NFL player retires from football at 24, turning his back on millions, worried about the lasting effects of concussions.
news/article-3007936/NFL- player-24-quitting-just-one- season-reveals-concussion- camp-walk-away-multi-million- dollar-contract-sake-health. html
2) Do you think the NHL is taking the concussion issue seriously? (We can talk about some of the Sens, Lehner and MacArthur are both out with concussions). https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/
news/no-cure-for-concussions– but-the-headache-fades-for- nhl—it-s-a-lot-better- 190447602-nhl.html
3) Was this necessary? Angelina Jolie has surgery to remove ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent cancer. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/
03/24/opinion/angelina-jolie- pitt-diary-of-a-surgery.html?_ r=0
4) Clinical trial starts this week for a new stroke drug, NA-1. The trial is happening in Peel Region, Toronto and Vancouver. Every other drug of this type has failed.
com/life/health-and-fitness/ health/canadian-drug-trial- could-be-pivotal-for-stroke- patients/article23576288/