Free Health Screenings For Retired NFL Players Offered At Tulane Medical Center On Dec. 2
More than 50 retired players are set to participate in the NFL Player Care Foundation’s Healthy Body and Mind Screening
NEW ORLEANS - Prevention and early detection is key to maintaining good health. The NFL Player Care Foundation has partnered with the NFL Alumni Association and the Tulane University School of Medicine to conduct a Healthy Body and Mind Screening on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. - noon at Tulane Medical Center’s Professional Athlete Care Team (PACT) clinic at 1415 Tulane Ave.
This free, national screening program is open to all former NFL players and includes a series of private and confidential cardiovascular and prostate screenings, as well as mental health resources and education. More than 50 retired players are scheduled to take part.
NFL Player Care Foundation screenings help to advance public awareness and scientific understanding of health issues that affect former NFL players.
Dr. Greg Stewart, head of PCF player screening program at Tulane University School of Medicine, will lead the effort. Tulane physicians screen more than 500 players a year through the program.
About Tulane University School of Medicine:
One of the nation's most recognized centers for medical education, Tulane University School of Medicine is a vibrant center for education, research and public service. Tulane University School of Medicine is the second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States. Tulane School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
About Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine:
Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine is the region’s premier provider of medical and preventive services to professional, amateur and student athletes. TISM was selected as one of four sites nationwide to provide care to former NFL players through The Trust, powered by the NFL Player Association. TISM also recently launched its Professional Athlete Care Team initiative, which includes a dedicated clinic and new care model designed to meet the unique needs of former professional athletes.
About Tulane Health System:
Tulane Health System is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical system serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane has more than 500 credentialed physicians who provide leading-edge care, ranging from primary to tertiary to quaternary. Facilities in the New Orleans area include Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, Tulane Pediatrics, Tulane Cancer Center Comprehensive Clinic, Tulane Transplant Institute, Tulane Multispecialty Center Metairie, Tulane Multispecialty Center Uptown, Tulane Multispecialty Center Downtown and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Tulane Health System is a partnership jointly owned by HCA and Tulane University. For more information about Tulane Medical Center, please visit www.TulaneHealthcare.com or call 1-800-588-5800.
About the NFL Player Care Foundation:
The NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF) is an independent organization dedicated to helping retired players improve their quality of life. PCF addresses all aspects of life by providing programs and assistance with medical, emotional, financial, social and community issues. Learn more at www.NFLPlayerCare.com.