From NIH's Medline Plus, " For people with tinnitus, which features chronic ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking in the head and ears, poor sleep makes it even more difficult to cope with the condition, researchers have found." Read more...
Archive for April 2012
Inside this Issue:
- Two Poles & a Vestibular Disorder: My Portland Marathon Story
- Tips on increasing your activity level & managing fatigue
- New Technologies: The Balance Belt
- A New Face at VeDA - letter from your new executive director
- Come on everybody, do your exercise!
- The Artistic Expression of Vestibular Disorders
(cdc.gov) “For me, recovering from the concussion was harder than recovering from other injuries I’ve had. When I got a concussion playing soccer, I expected to sit out some games, but I never realized that it would actually hurt to think,” said Sarah Rainey, a high school varsity soccer player.
While most athletes with a concussion recover quickly and fully, some like Sarah, will have symptoms that last for days, weeks, or even months. This doesn’t just affect an athlete on the sports field, but can impact their ability to participate in school and even their daily activities.
(oregonlive.com) Reading about March's Brain Injury Awareness events, I was reminded that an inability to follow more than one- or two-step commands is a common cognitive impairment that people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) get to live with. Other cognitive experiences include coma, confusion, shortened attention span, short- and long-term memory problems, difficulty making plans and decisions, and problems with judgment and concentration.
(CBS/AP) From car wrecks to combat injuries to concussions from playing football, traumatic brain injuries can cause serious damage and leave irreparable harm. That makes it all the more frustrating that these brain injuries are so difficult for doctors to diagnose.
Now scientists are testing a new MRI-based tool that lights up the breaks these injuries leave deep in the brain's wiring, much like X-rays show broken bones.