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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Effect Of Double Concussions

Concussions have become a hot topic in sports. Athletes in sports like football and hockey are getting bigger along with their hits. This has made concussions more prevalent and an issue that arises is the time period an athlete should sit out before returning from a concussion. The answer to this can be found in…
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Concussions And The 21st Century

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, today we expect there to be a pharmaceutical solution for every medical condition imaginable. Though this mentality doesn’t transfer to concussions. When I think of concussions I normally think of the phrases “walk it off” or “you should take a break”. It’s a weird thought that someday…
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