Afternoon Edition – Wednesday House Call March 25, 2015

Afternoon Edition – Wednesday House Call  March 25, 2015

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow discuss the latest medical news of teh week

Today:

1) NFL player retires from football at 24, turning his back on millions, worried about the lasting effects of concussions.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/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.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/canadian-drug-trial-could-be-pivotal-for-stroke-patients/article23576288/

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