Concussions and Brain Disease

CONTACT KILLER New evidence ties repeat head injuries to brain disease Monday, December 3, 2012 Published in The Daily PHOTO: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Jovan Belcher was being treated for debilitating football-related head injuries before he killed himself on Sunday. PHOTO: Frank Eltman/AP Yamiesse Lawrence, left, and Quaresha Boston, center, a cousin and niece of Belcher, read a statement in West Babylon, N.Y., yesterday. Just two days after an NFL linebacker with a history of head injuries committed a shocking murder-suicide, a new study links more athletes than ever...

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Concussion Management Over 70% of Doctors Got It Wrong

When asked how to manage a concussion case over 70% of doctors got the answer wrong. What does this mean? It means that the information is constantly changing and you can’t expect a primary care physician to know everything. They are constantly having to keep up with latest flu, rash, vaccine, antibiotic and a million other things. They cannot be expected to know everything about every topic. What you learn in school is only the current basis of information. What you know presently is based on what type of cases you see. The Urgent Care doctors know how to handle emergencies, life...

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Motivation for Workout

8 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Workout October 08, 2012     You’ve just started your workout and you’re already over it. But let’s be honest; those two and a half minutes on the elliptical don’t really count as a workout. So how do you keep going? Everyone has different things that motivate them to follow through with a workout; if you’re not sure what yours are yet, try some of these ways to motivate yourself to push through to the end of a workout and feel great. Choose the right music: Studies have found that people tend to work out longer and harder when...

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TV Associated with Aggression and Inattention

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Too Much TV Linked to Aggression, Inattention in Kids Deborah Brauser October 4, 2012 — Preschool-aged children who watch too much television may be at increased risk of developing externalizing problems such as aggression or inattention, new research suggests. A population-based study of almost 4000 children in the Netherlands showed that high levels of television viewing over time were significantly linked to both the incidence of externalizing problems and the persistence of preexisting problems. “In this study, a reasonably small...

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Brain Function – Depression

From Medscape Medical News > Conference News New Depression Guideline Goes Beyond Symptom Relief Kate Johnson October 2, 2012 (Montreal, Canada) — The treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) should go beyond the goal of symptom relief to include a more global target of improving patients’ overall and occupational functioning. This shift is reflected in new consensus recommendations currently being finalized by the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT). “The focus on symptoms doesn’t necessarily make sense for our patients because...

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Brain-Gut Feeling

The Brain-Gut Pathway in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Is Bidirectional A 12-Year Prospective Population-Based Study N A Koloski; M Jones; J Kalantar; M Weltman; J Zaguirre; N J Talley Posted: 08/27/2012; Gut. 2012;61(9):1284-1290. © 2012 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and British Society of Gastroenterology http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/769341   The ‘little brain’ in the GI tract’s enteric nervous system is intimately linked to the central nervous system, and this linkage may be key in the pathogenesis of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Here we...

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