Posts Tagged ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’

Concussions and the Elderly

While athletes account for a great number of concussions sustained in the U.S. each year, they are certainly not the only concussion patients. People over the age of 75 have the highest rate of concussions, often occurring from a fall. As slips and falls become more common with age, and older adults recover slower than…

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Concussions and Athletics… What You Need to Know

As more and more students and athletes are actively playing a variety of contact sports, the rate of concussions has steadily increased in recent years. Whether a high-school or collegiate athlete, a professional or semi-professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the concerns around sustaining and effectively treating concussions are very real. In the U.S. today,…

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Let’s Talk About TBIs…

Did you know that more than a million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year? According to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.2 million emergency room visits are a result of a TBI and nearly a half a million of those are made by children ages 0 to…

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The Power of Brain Plasticity

What if you could positively affect your brain in just 30 days? If asked, nearly everyone would like to improve brain function, memory and process information faster. Changing the brain for the better is easier than one might think. The secret to improving brain function lies in brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, which refers…

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Drug-Free Care for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or a parent with a school-aged child who is involved in organized sports, sports injuries are a part of the game. Sports-related injuries are among the most common injuries that occur today. In fact, around two million high school students suffer from sports injuries each year…

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Baseball and Brain Injury?

Sports injuries regularly make the news. Last year, the topic of concussions and brain injury in football and hockey were widely discussed and, in some instances, debated. While contact sports like these are often thought of when talking about concussions for both kids and adults, baseball seems fairly innocuous. However, parents and players should know…

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Traumatic Brain Injury is on the Rise: What You Should Know

The incidence of Traumatic Brain Injuries is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, emergency room visits for Traumatic Brain Injury rose by a whopping 70 percent between 2001 and 2010, and accounted for 2.5 million ER visits in 2010 alone. An increase in the number of people playing sports as well…

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Kids and Concussions

Kids love their sports for many reasons… The skills, both social and physical, learned through team and individual sports are great character builders and allow for camaraderie and a healthy outlet of energy and competitive nature. As kids get more and more skilled in their respective sports, the games get faster and the hits get…

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Breakthroughs in PTSD and TBI Treatments – Part Two

Last week we examined the differences between PTSD and TBI and the challenges that patients and doctors are facing in diagnosing and treating the two conditions, when many times they are experienced together. In part two of our this piece, we bring you the details of a very special study in which Dr Ted Carrick’s…

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Breakthroughs in PTSD and TBI Treatments

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is classified as a mental health condition that occurs after a terrifying or traumatic event. PTSD sufferers may be the one who experienced the event or they could have been a witness to the event. While there are several forms of treatment for PTSD, traditionally a combination of psychotherapy and…

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