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By | February 28, 2017

Player Care Foundation helps former NFL stars maintain healthy lives

A LOCAL EVENT AN ANNUAL EVENT FOCUSED ON SAVING THE LIVES OF FOOTBALL STARS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. FARRAH: MORE THAN 50 RETIRED NFL PLAYERS PARTICIPATED IN THE NFL PLAYER CARE FOUNDATION HEALTHY BODY AND MIND SCREENING PROGRAM

AT TULANE INSTITUTE OF SPORTS MEDICINE ON SATURDAY. THE PLAYER CARE FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2007. IT WAS FORMED AS A RESULT OF A GROUP OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ENTITIES THAT MAKE UP THE NFL FAMILY, AND

THEY DETERMINED AT THAT POINT IN TIME THAT THERE WASN'T ENOUGH BEING DONE TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE RETIRED PLAYERS. FARRAH: THE FREE SCREENING INCLUDES A SERIES OF PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL CARDIOVASCULAR AND

PROSTATE SCREENINGS AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AND EDUCATION. WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF PLAYERS DIE VERY YOUNG. THIS HEALTH SCREENING CAN PREVENT THAT, AND ONE THING THAT YOU GET FROM THIS HEALTH SCREENING IS INFORMATION.

INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT. YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH YOUR BODY. YOUR BODY TELLS YOU THINGS ALL THE TIME, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS AILING. FARRAH: ORGANIZERS SAY

PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH AFTER A PLAYER LEAVES THE NFL, AND THIS PROGRAM IS SAVING LIVES. WE HAVE FOUND SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE HAD ELEVATED PSA AND HAVE FOUND TO

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