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Pitt concussion program uses Earnhardt and catcher David Ross to raise awareness on treatment

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Danica Patrick talk before qualifying for Sunday's  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Danica Patrick talk before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., waits  to qualify for Sunday's  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., waits to qualify for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

The Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has teamed with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and catcher David Ross to raise awareness on concussion treatments.

UPMC has launched the web site ReThinkConcussions.com to detail the concussion treatments now available. The site features separate videos from Earnhardt and Ross describing their personal experience with concussions.

A 30-second version of Earnhardt's video will air nationally during the upcoming NASCAR races at Martinsville and Homestead. It will also be shown regionally during the World Series and evening news broadcasts.

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Online:

ReThink site: http://rethinkconcussions.com

Earnhardt story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf5-5fYIMlE&feature=youtu.be

Ross story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw_cfPHRuL8&feature=youtu.be