The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.
UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
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Next "Your Health" Guest
"Traumatic Brain Injury in Football Players"
Monday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
On Maryland Public Television’s “Direct Connection: Your Health” Show
The link between football and traumatic brain injuries continues to strengthen. Recently, a large study of the brains of deceased NFL football players found that 99 percent of the players suffered brain damage. Because of the risk, more professional players in their prime are retiring. And, there’s been a downward trend in youth football participation over the years.
Dr. Eugenio Rocksmith, a neurologist at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute and an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will tell us what these new findings mean, what happens to your brain over time when it suffers repeated blows, and why some parents and young athletes may be re-thinking playing youth football.