Monthly Archives: January 2010

Video on Concussions & ImPACT Test

This is a feature story by ESPN Outside the Lines on the epidemic of concussions in teenage sports and the result of untreated concussions In 2008, 5 high school football players died during games or practices from getting a concussion … Continue reading

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Video about Concussions in Sports

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4nrxgsRa1o&NR=1 The growing number of concussions in sports has many coaches, trainers and parents thinking twice before risking a second hit for an athlete who may have had his bell rung. In this Children’s Channel video podcast, Joseph Congeni, MD, … Continue reading

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Video – A Novel Approach to Concussion Treatment

Here’s the video “If [certain things hold true]…We have found everyone gets better, in terms of their physiology…”

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Specialized exercise regimen relieves post-concussion symptoms

This just in from the University of Buffalo: UB researchers are the first to show that a controlled individualized exercise training program can bring athletes and others suffering with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) back to the playing field or to their … Continue reading

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Concussion information

Here’s some concussion info: Concussion Overview The term concussion describes an injury to the brain resulting from an impact to the head. By definition, a concussion is not a life-threatening injury, but it can cause both short-term and long-term problems. … Continue reading

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The warrior’s walk

Over the past year or so, I have been giving a lot of thought to head injury survival through the ages. Getting hit on the head, knocked out, attacked, and generally brain-damaged is about as regular a part of the … Continue reading

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Triage on the battlefield of life

From Wikipedia: Triage (pronounced /ˈtriɑʒ/) is a process of prioritizing patients based on the severity of their condition. This rations patient treatment efficiently when resources are insufficient for all to be treated immediately. The term comes from the French verb … Continue reading

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Anger, anger, and more anger

One of the things that can make TBI particularly difficult, in the ensuing weeks, months, even years, is anger issues. Rage issues. Flying off the handle and attacking others for no good reason that they can see. There are a … Continue reading

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God bless

“And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.” – A Franciscan Benediction

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Ouch

I have not been sleeping nearly enough. Now my clothes hurt me. My skin is very sensitive and it feels like  it’s being raked by a wire brush, when my clothes brush against my skin. Complain, complain, complain. I’m wearing … Continue reading

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