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Archive for November 2013
Eighty-something-year-old “Mrs. Johnson,” homemade pie in hand, stepped through her granddaughter’s front doorway for a Thanksgiving visit, tripped on the threshold, and fell flat on the floor. The family encircled her with a gasp, as she lay on her back, eyes closed.
Guidelines on Concussion
Medscape: Medicine Matters with Dr. Sandra A. Fryhofer, MD
Months after concussion symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and memory loss fade, the brain continues to show signs of injury, a new study suggests.
Comparing 50 concussion patients with the same number of healthy people, researchers found that the brains of those suffering concussions showed abnormalities four months later. This happened despite the fact that their symptoms had already eased to some degree.
The findings may sway conventional thinking about when it's safe to resume physical activities that could produce another concussion, the study authors said.
Former world downhill champ’s participation at Lake Louise not likely, while he’s running out of time to make Sochi qualifying standard
by Vicky Hall, Calgary Herald
As a World Cup ski racer, John Kucera realizes he’s at higher risk that most for broken bones, torn ligaments and pretty much every traumatic injury known to the tall foreheads in sports medicine. But the Calgarian can’t quite come to grips with the latest obstacle on the road to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
by Joyce Cohen
Earlier this fall, Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field broke the world record for loudest stadium crowd with a skull-splitting 136.6 decibels.
That volume, as the Seahawks’ website boasts, hits the scale somewhere between “serious hearing damage” and “eardrum rupture.”
CFL 'flicker' and photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière's disease and migraines.
Concerns have been raised that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) may have adverse impacts on the health of some people. One such concern is the effects of CFL 'flicker' on sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière's disease and migraines.
Once again I am stuck at home with labyrinthitis. I was diagnosed 15 years ago and this is probably the fifth time I have had to go to the doctors; other times I just deal with it and can work. I wonder if you have any advice for this annoying condition.
Kim Smith, by email.
Forget walking on a balance beam. All Daryl Kennedy wanted was to be able to carry his newborn daughter.
The Upper Nazareth Township resident returned from a seven-month tour of duty in Iraq in 2009 with an injury that left him struggling to stay upright.
Abstract — Vestibular symptoms are persistent and problematic sequelae of blast exposure. Several lines of evidence suggest that these symptoms often stem from injury to the central nervous system.