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One concussion, two concussions, three concussions, four… by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Sat 14 Nov 2009 10:02pm I had a meeting with my neuropsych last week, when we talked about my concussive history. I had read the article by Malcom Gladwell in the New Yorker called Offensive Play, and I had some questions about how my past might have made me more susceptible to tbi, later in life. I was wondering aloud if my rough-and-tumble childhood (when falli ... Read on »
Tampa Bay Lightening Goaltender suffers from Stiff Neck, not Concussion by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 16 Jan 2010 12:00am In my home country of Canada, Ice Hockey is a very popular sport. A fast paced collision sport, there are bound to be injuries involved. So many possible ways to be injured: against another player, against the outside boards, against the goal posts just to name a few. And don’t forget that injuries can involve the skate blade, the ho ... Read on »
Panera Bread (and an update on my concussion) by thegrassskirt Health Maven Posted Thu 20 Dec 2012 10:08pm Home Restaurants Panera Bread (and an update on my concussion) 1 comment Dec 19/12 Restaurants, Reviews   If you’re a regular reader of The Grass Skirt, you may have noticed that I love to eat at Panera Bread.  If I had ... Read on »
The Solution to the Football Concussion Dilemma: Hold All Games at High Altitude by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 10:37am A new study shows that high school athletes playing at higher altitudes suffer fewer concussions than those closer to sea-level, a phenomenon attributed to physiological changes in the brain causing it to fit more tightly in the skull. "This is the first time any research has linked altitude to sports-related concussion," said Dawn Coms ... Read on »
New Study Investigating Concussion in Hockey Players by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 8:37pm As part of an ambitious new study investigating the effects of repeated head injuries on athletes, a Toronto-based medical team is requesting that hockey players will their brains to medical science.   The team is headed by one of Canada's foremost experts on concussions, Dr. Charles Tator of Toronto Western Hospital.  Dr. Tator has a longst ... Read on »
Mild Concussion Isn't So Mild After All by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 26 Nov 2012 3:00am I'll be the first to admit that I don't follow football nearly as closely as many friends do but as I read about Peyton Manning getting tested for a concussion in yesterday's USAToday , I couldn't help but think about a case control study published online prior to print in next month's Radiology in which the authors concluded that even mild ... Read on »
How Can I Recognize a Possible Concussion? by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Mar 2010 12:00am One of the nice things about being a blogger is that I can add my information to the general wealth of data about subjects of interest to me – in this case, mild traumatic brain injury. This blog is about more than telling my side of the story it’s about fleshing out info that other trusted sources provide, in ways that are personal and indivi ... Read on »
The NFL to deal with concussion more aggressively: a good step, but not enough by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 10:42am The recent hullaballoo, which included my own blog post on the subject, regarding the long-term consequences of football-related traumatic brain injury has moved the National Football League to take measures to more aggressively manage players who suffer concussions. The New York Times reported yesterday that players who exhibit any significant ... Read on »
The difference between concussion and mild traumatic brain injury by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 12:00am 1 Comment I’ve been reading up on University at Buffalo’s work with concussion rehabilitation, using regulated exercise to deal with post-concussive syndrome (or post-concussion syndrome). I have to say, it’s probably the most exciting news I’ve come across in a while. With all the talk about the NFL’s new post-concussion guidelines (which may ... Read on »
CBS Reports on NFL Concussion St... by Trisha Torrey Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:58pm CBS Reports on NFL Concussion Stance Posted by Trisha Torrey1 comment » Read on »