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Concussion

Changes I Am Making To Enjoy Life And Redefine Success

Ethel Richards | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ethel Richards

We all learn relatively the same way and that is by repeated exposure and action. In other words, we learn by spending time with the information or the process; and like healing, learning is a process and it takes time.

Sarah Jane's Dad to President Obama: Tackle the Number-One Public Health Crisis

Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A.

Brain injury in youth is the leading public health crisis of our time. Concussions in sports have received the greatest amount of attention by the media; however, brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, child abuse, falls, and gunshots as well as non-traumatic events like strokes, brain tumors, meningitis and seizure disorders.

Concussions Do More Damage To Men Than Women

Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 05/12/2014 10:17 AM EDT on LiveScience When it comes to concussions, men may take longer to recover...

Among Young Athletes, Reported Concussions More Than Double

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Concussion rates among U.S. high school athletes more than doubled from 2005 to 2012, according to a new study. The study, published online in the ...

Think: March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Lyrysa Smith | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lyrysa Smith

The sheer number of people with brain injury and all those who love and care for them should make apparent the need for broad attention and concern. Brain injury impinges on the whole person, not just one's legs or lungs, and its consequences are unpredictable.

Life Lessons From A Concussion

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Flora Ross

Sure, I am aware there are potential dangers lurking in any home. But the scenario that played out in my mom's kitchen was not one I had ever considered. But I gained a new perspective from this experience. A jolt to the brain, both literally and in the best of ways.

What's Missing From the Football Concussion Debate

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

So how do we help our youth take advantage of the benefits of sports while minimizing the risk of concussions? We can direct our energies toward concussion prevention, following safety protocols and continuing to make playing the game safer.

The Problem With Friday Night Tykes

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

The new show, Esquire's Friday Night Tykes, is getting quite a bit of attention. I suppose this was exactly the network's intent but there are very few cells in my body that can stay quiet about this. Reality TV has submerged to profound depths.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Damage From Concussions Could Last Up To Four Months, Study Finds

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews The dangers of getting a concussion while playing sports has dominated the headlines over the past few weeks. First, sever...

Sons of Anarchy's Robin Weigert 'Kills It' in the Indie Film Concussion

Dar Dowling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dar Dowling

Murder and mayhem may be all in a days work for Robin Weigert on Sons of Anarchy. Yet in Concussion, she is absolutely stunning, delivering a killer performance that's gritty, raw, and sexy -- and so damn beautiful that you may just fall a little bit in love with her.

Lloris Knocked Out, Stays On, as Scoreless Spurs Go 99' for Hard-earned Point at Goodison Park

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Given the increasing awareness of the long-term effects of sports-related brain trauma, AVB and the Tottenham staff find themselves the subject of widespread criticism after the incident.

'Culture Of Resistance' Threatens Young Athletes' Health

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks i...

A Lesbian Landmark: Stacie Passon's Concussion

Noah Tsika | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Nearly 20 years after her groundbreaking queer film Go Fish first galvanized audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, Rose Troche has produced the powerfully erotic Concussion, the debut feature of Stacie Passon, who both wrote and directed it.

Movie Review: Concussion

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been fascinated with Robin Weigert since the first time I remember seeing her, as the hard-drinking, foul-mouthed Calamity Jane in David Milch's too-short HBO series, Deadwood.

What's Going On In Your Brain In The 24 Hours After A Concussion

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study gives a glimpse into what exactly is going on in the brain in the first hours after a concussion. Researchers found that in the first 1...

The Interesting Case of LCD Screens and Post Concussive Headaches

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Managing headaches is a significant part of treating post concussive syndrome in my practice, particularly among high school kids, because of another major issue: pixelated screens.

The Anatomy of a Concussion

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

A strong enough impact, or even a lighter impact at just the right angle (like a dodgeball to the head, a hit against a soccer pole or a sail boom), can jostle the brain forcefully within the skull.

Live from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Sunday, June 30

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

People occasionally ask me how I choose the films I see at a film festival. There's a long, complicated answer to that but let's go with a short one: Sometimes the films pick me.

A Lifesaving Piece Of Technology To Get Excited About, From Katie Linendoll (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Technology isn't just fun and games. Tech expert Katie Linendoll showed me a new gadget that can save children's lives when she visited me on Mondays ...

Live From Sundance 2013: The Wrap-up

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew I had been at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival too long the day I was in the checkout line at the Fresh Market supermarket that's in the same st...

Live from Sundance 2013: Sunday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The most intriguing film of the day was Concussion, a film by Stacie Passon that could be considered a Sapphic version of Belle de Jour.

Hillary Hospitalized: Happy Now, Rupert?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

If more evidence were ever needed that Rupert Murdoch's people and some other Republican media types are less than human, we have that evidence now. ...

Hillary Clinton Recovering From Concussion: What Are The Effects Of The Mild Brain Injury?

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still recovering after fainting and suffering a concussion, according to news reports. People reported that C...

Hillary Clinton Recovering

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion last week after becoming extremely dehydrated and fainting while suffering fro...