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Head Injury

What You Don't Know About Concussions

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

Hopefully once more light is shed on the subject matter, concussion sufferers will no longer have to experience the shame and isolation that, despite the head injury, I remember so well.

Does Football Have a Future?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Marian Salzman

The Super Bowl is coming soon to big screens everywhere. I'll still watch the big game (being in advertising and marketing for three decades, I have to at least see the ads), but my mind is more and more on the minds of the players.

There Is No Neat Solution to Head Injuries in Sports

Victoria M. Chun | Posted 01.24.2015 | Sports
Victoria M. Chun

From my playing days when nothing short of requiring medical assistance was considered a concussion, to today when a seemingly mild knock to the head is and should be treated with an abundance of care, I have experienced different perspectives.

What Goes Round, Comes Round

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Good News
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

I had a head injury at age fifteen on my way home from qualifying to sail to Canada to plan some real estate development for the church to which I bel...

Are There Genetic Markers for Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective story, of sorts.

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

American football is in the midst of a concussion epidemic, and many people are looking for solutions. We figured that one possible place to look for solutions is Mother Nature.

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

Heading In Soccer Raises Concerns Of Brain Injury, Study Finds

Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Frequent "heading" -- where a soccer player bounces a ball traveling at high speeds off of his or her head --may be a staple move in the sport, but it...

Crossing The Bridge

Jane Ratcliffe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Fifty
Jane Ratcliffe

All of us are seeking happiness and trying to avoid suffering. But sometimes our path toward happiness and avoidance of suffering crosses with another person's path toward happiness and avoidance of suffering and there's a disturbance. We take the other person's actions as "anti-us," but really, most of the time, it has nothing to do with us.

NFL Head Injuries: Creating Recovery With Lessons From the Battlefield

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Besides a post-game recovery regimen of icing, stretching, and cortisone shots, it's time football players have access to "brain rehabilitation" as well.

Preventing Degenerative Brain Disease in Our Children

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Wojcicki

If the experts in traumatic brain injury think there's value in using genotyping to gauge the risks of high-impact sports for their own children, as noted by the authors in a recent research paper, it must be of value to others, too.

'American Digger' Crew Member Gets Stuck In A Cave

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

On "American Digger" (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET on Spike) Ric Savage and his team were in Arizona looking for Wild West artifacts. Crew member Rue went do...

'Alive Again': A Case Of Reversible Memory Loss

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a rare but reversible cause of memory loss caused by abnormal levels of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain.

Big Hits, Broken Dreams

Dr. Sanjay Gupta | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

2012-01-25-footballcuncussion.jpgI love the game of football. I went to a Big Ten school, and my wife and I still return to our alma mater for games. But the game can and should be safer.

14 (Completely Serious) Signs Your Spouse Is Cheating On You

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.06.2012 | Divorce
John Blumenthal

You don't need to be a genius to tell whether your spouse is being unfaithful. The signs are usually pretty obvious. But some people are just plain dense.

Using ImPACT In Schools To Measure Athletes' Post-Concussive Brain Function

Sharon Chirban, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Chirban, Ph.D.

One persistent problem for coaches, schools, and even the NFL, is how to determine if a player has fully recovered from a concussion -- and at what point it's OK to send them back on the field.

Talk and Die: Six Questions (and Answers) About Natasha Richardson's Ski Accident

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

How can someone seem fine one moment and then quickly deteriorate? In the field of trauma medicine, it's called "talk and die syndrome."