Concussions: A Big Impact On Life

Newsworthy Concussions have been creating much fervor in the news recently. Increasingly, high schools, universities and other educational institutions have been implementing policies meant to protect athletes from lifelong brain dysfunction caused by concussions.  The NCAA requires that: all student athletes receive information about concussions, all NCAA institutions have a process in place to evaluate…
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“Spiritual Disorder” Or Neurological Disorder? What Are We Doing?

Neuro degenerative disorders were not always neuro degenerative disorders.  Before the enlightenment and its emphasis on naturalism and empirical study, neuro degenerative disorders were spiritual disorders.  These “spiritual disorders” were never naturalized, but were considered a distortion of the soul.  The naturalized language of modern day psychology and neuroscience did not make its appearance until…
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Concussions In Elementary School Children

The topic of discussion this week was about the mechanisms underlying concussions and the many side effects that they can produce. The mechanical force of a blow to the head can cause chemical changes in the brain and alterations in signalling. These alterations can include influxes of calcium within cells that cause disruptions in metabolic…
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Concussion Recovery Time Varies On Individual Basis

Concussion is a common accident experienced by people of all ages. It can be a result of a fall, a hit to the head or any type of traumatic brain injury. Sports related concussions in athletes are among the most common incidents. We discussed about the neurometabolic cascade of concussion in class as it is…
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TBI In The Military

At age 27, former Army sergeant Jordan Edwards should be in the prime of his life. He served two tours of duty in Iraq before retiring from the service and returning to his home and family in the Midwestern US. However, all is not well. Jordan has daily headaches, sees spots in his vision, has…
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