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Post Concussion Syndrome

The Brain on Dizzy

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

With head injury, these crystals in Nellie's semicircular canals got knocked off and went rogue, rattling around, so the slightest movement, like moving her head from left to right while reading, created a feeling of "dizziness."

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.

My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.

When Love Endures A Traumatic Brain Injury

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Devon Wilke

One thing that is very much missing from the treatment protocol of brain injury -- traumatic or mild -- is guidance and assistance not only to the injured party but to their families, as well.

I Am Review: Hollywood Director Exlores What's Right with the World

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

As the world is transfixed by remarkable change in the Middle East, America's popcorn culture distracts us with another Nicholas Cage road rage movie ...

The Hidden Cost of a Legendary Career

Ann Liguori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Post-concussion syndrome, an under reported sports-related condition, now has some renowned football players saying that, if they could do it all over again, they would not have played in the first place.