The Concussion Crisis
Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic
Publication Date: September 2011
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The Concussion Crisis takes listeners inside the hidden concussion epidemic, from the athletes and others whose lives have been disrupted by concussions to the scientists and doctors seeking to understand them.
Linda Carroll has been a nationally respected health writer for seventeen years. While covering a broad range of health topics for MSNBC.com and the New York Times, she has developed specialized expertise in brain science. As an MSNBC.com contract writer for the past ten years, she has done everything from investigative reporting to column writing, and was the MSNBC.com women's health columnist for five years. She has also written investigative pieces for Health and SmartMoney, and in-depth health and medical articles for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. David Rosner is a journalist with extensive experience covering sports and health for prominent publications. As a longtime sports writer at Newsday in New York, he won national newspaper awards for deadline, enterprise, and investigative reporting and broke ground in the coverage of athletes with disabilities for WeMedia's award-winning website. In addition to freelancing articles for national magazines ranging from Time to the Sporting News, he coauthored The Official Illustrated NHL History. David has also edited two national consumer magazines, including Neurology Now, the official patients' magazine of the American Academy of Neurology. Pam Ward has had many incarnations, including private detective, classical musician, television talk-show host, and actress, having performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. But she found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress Talking Books program, for which she received the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, her many audiobooks include Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich, Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling, The Second Journey by Joan Anderson, and Lion in the White House by Aida D. Donald. She now records from her studio amidst the beauty of the Southern Oregon mountains.
"This noteworthy book issues a challenge to the "macho play-through-the pain" sports culture and urges a rethinking of safety versus spectacle." ---Publishers Weekly