What Happens When You Get Knocked On The Head?

One of the most current and serious health issues today is concussion. You hear about it everywhere from the 4th grade football game to the scene of a fender bender. One of the scariest things about concussion is that it manifests itself in so many different ways– what exactly constitutes a concussion? Does everyone who…
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NHL Hockey Brains

This weeks’ topic deals with concussions. Brain injury has been a hot topic in national sports leagues as of late, and for good reason. The danger associated with high impact collisions however is what puts many sports fans in the seats. The following two clips are of two NHL hits. The first is a completely…
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Magnesium And Other Treatments For Speedy Concussion Recovery?

Contact sports, falls, car accident, etc.  can all lead to concussions. But what exactly is a concussion? Concussions are defined as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a blow to the head that shakes the brain inside the skull.  There are varying levels of damage that can occur in the brain depending on…
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The New Standard Of Helmet Testing

Are helmets designed to stop concussions? I think you would be surprised to find out that helmets are not designed specifically to reduce concussion risk. Helmets are actually only tested for their ability to stop skull fracture. In the paper that was read for this week, the neurometabolic cascade of concussions was discussed.   We particularly…
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Justin Morneau: Wimp Or Victim?

Morneaus Concussion If you’re  a rabid Twins fan like I am, you’ve probably seen this video many times. Justin Morneau’s slide in an attempt to break up a double play may have been successful, but the blow to his head resulted in a concussion just before the 2010 All Star Break in July. Voted in…
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