Preventing Brain Injuries In Young Football Players, Avoiding Return-To-Office-Work Burnout

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Brett Favre throws a pass
Brett Favre throws a pass against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 30, 2007, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Matt Porubcansky (CC-BY-NC-SA)

A Kinesiology professor talks with us about the impacts of tackle football on young players, in light of a new public service announcement by former Packer Brett Favre. Then a human development and behavior expert helps us plan for a smoother, more successful transition, for those who may be returning to work in an office or on-site.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Julie Stamm Guest
  • Jacinta Jiménez Guest

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