Inside this week's FPN

Neuromonitoring Company Founded by Former NFL Quarterback Set to Go Public

Source: The Life Sciences Report

May 29, 2017 ( Newswire) Assure Holdings, an intraoperative neuromonitoring company founded by former NFL quarterback Preston Parsons, will begin trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on May 29, under the trading symbol IOM.


Assure Neuromonitoring, a wholly owned subsidiary of Assure Holdings Inc. (IOM:TSX.V), provides intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services. The standard of care in the United States is to provide IONM services to monitor the nervous systems of patients undergoing invasive surgeries such as spine, ear, nose and throat, and others, to monitor the activity and warn the surgeon if he/she is getting close to a nerve, thereby preventing nerve damage.

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A Look At Some of the Most Commonly Misused Prescription Drugs

With all the talk about prescription drugs, this is a reminder to be careful in the pursuit of the best version of you
Prescription medications are an important part of treating many health issues and are used effectively by millions of people; however, when misused they become the problem instead of the solution. We’ll look at some of the most commonly misused prescription drugs: opioid pain killers, tranquilizers (used for anxiety and muscle spasms), sedatives (used for sleep disorders), and stimulants (used for ADHD and obesity).

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NFLPA Birmingham Chapter helps the community in many ways. (Top) Chapter President Joe Cribbs, Chris Goode, Ronald McKinnon, Antonio Langham and Bobby Humphrey attend a dinner and golf tournament to raise money for the Jimy Rane Foundation. (Bottom) Joe Cribbs presents the PAF scholarships to two deserving students at Evangel Classical Christian School
NFLPA Orlando Chapter Meet-Up
Walter Briggs, Chapter President and Board Member Mike McBath, Lou Ross, Rob Samuels, Ricky Shaw, Bill Riehl, Rusty Russell, Gary Knafelc, Oliver Grey, Karl Lorenz, Nolan Harrison, Matt Darby, Fred Vinson, Gerald White, Robert Kroll, Beau Jarrell, Don Nottingham, Gerald Loper, Ray Hamilton, Phil Smith, Ed Hargrove, Reggie Branch, Don Ratliff, Lloyd Powless, Clifford Charlton, James Harris, Brian Witherspoon, Jason Jiménez

Want to Organize Your Messy Life? Take Up This 30-Day Challenge

By Samantha Sullivan, Lifehack 

Becoming a minimalist takes dedication. Simplifying your life isn’t easy and requires careful thought and consideration. What can you live without?

Where do you even begin? Here are several challenges you can commit to for 30 days to get you on your way to becoming a minimalist.

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5 Surprising Things That Will Make Your Sunburn Even Worse
As you prepare for your summer vacations, here are some tips on what to avoid after a long day in the sun

By, Alisa Hrustic, Men's Health

Applying sunscreen properly—and frequently—is key to avoiding a nasty sunburn. Soaking up the rays without it is just asking for trouble.

That’s obvious. But what you may not know is, some surprising things you’re doing might be paving the road for a pretty nasty burn, too.

Certain factors can make your burn look and even feel worse when you’re least expecting it. Here are three things to keep in mind before you soak in the sun—and two you should remember once the damage is already done. Your skin will thank you.

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In His Own Words | One on One with Bernard Whittington
Watch Bernard's interview to learn more about his experience with The Trust
“{Transitioning} was a very, very difficult time for me coming out of the game. I was used to getting up at a certain time and being at a certain place, and then it was like 'What do I do next?’ It was very tough, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue to play, or transition into the real world and it was just a very, very confusing time for me. I had turned to a couple of my teammates, who had retired previously, before me, and talked to them about their transition period. He told me how tough it was, and I was like, “nah, that won’t happen to me, I’m a tough guy I can get through it,’ and consequently it was a very, very tough period for me.

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Former Player Services Department

We are "One Team",
built around a fraternity of former NFL Players who are aligned, connected and engaged, working together in life beyond football.


Nolan Harrison III, MBA
Senior Director
Lorenzo Kaufman
Senior Manager
Garrett Wooddell
Membership Services Assistant

The Trust

I Am The Trust
Listen to former players who have used our services talk about their experiences with our partners and programs.
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Health, Career, Education and Lifestyle Programs for Former Players.


Bahati VanPelt
Executive Director

Professional Athletes Foundation

Gene Upshaw Players Assistance Trust (PAT)
Helping players in need.

Andre' Collins
Executive Director
Tyrone Allen
Caryl Banks
Leslie Isler


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Available to answer player benefits and insurance questions.

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Miki Yaras-Davis
Sr. Director
Bethany Marshall
Chris Smith
Asst. Director
Adora Williams
Sr. Manager
Brian Francis
Nicole Mahzoun

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NFL Benefits Office for T&P, Disability, Plan 88, pension, second career, annuity and other benefits filing.

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Joint replacement, discount prescription card, assisted living and more.
Lifetime Membership
Please update your contact information  to earn your free lifetime membership and to learn more about what the Former Player Services Department offers our players. Renew your membership online through your profile page on or with the Membership Application

Thank you for your
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who has fought for, and will continue to fight for, our rare and special fraternity. You can also call the NFLPA and ask to speak with Membership Services at 800-372-2000 if you have any membership or internet questions.

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Player Emergency Help
NFL Get Help Hotline
Monetary grants for qualified vested former players experiencing hardships.
Off the Field is the national football player wives association 
Click HERE for more information on
Off The Field Players' Wives Association

Reorganize and declutterize with PODS.
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Sprinkle in a pair of shoes from
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The links above will direct you to the company website.
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Transition Resources

Featured Partners

The YMCA believes in strengthening individuals and communities. With a presence in 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, the Y has the reach and ability to help you transition to life off the playing field.

All former players are eligible with an NFLPA Former Player Membership. 

To Access the Free 
YMCA Membership:

If you have 2 or more Credited Seasons
Click Here to Email The Trust
If you have less than 2 Credited Seasons
Click Here to Email the FPSD
Please include the player's name,  player's NFLPA ID number, YMCA name, and YMCA city and state. 

You will receive a confirmation email once the email is received. 

Health Partners

Video: Football Players Health Study at Harvard University
Partnering with Former Players: A Collaboration

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Business Mentoring

With over 13,000 volunteers in 347 chapters, SCORE has the expertise you need to succeed.

Use the Chapter Locator to find a SCORE office near you and request a free face to face mentoring meeting.


The NFLPA has partnered with Penn State World Campus to support the educational needs of NFLPA members. The World Campus offers more than 100 accredited graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, certificates, and minors.

Penn State ranked as the No. 1 institution in the nation for producing the best-prepared, most well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal.

Penn State World Campus offers NFLPA members a tuition reduction benefit for all degree and certificate programs. Learn more about how you can receive a top-quality education, completed at your convenience, from one of the world’s most renowned universities. 

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