Stroke Facts: Unusual Causes Of Stroke

A few days ago I was web surfing and ran across an item about a man named Josh Hader that got my attention. Josh had a bit of a kink in his neck, so he did that thing some people do, where they put their hands on their head and twist, trying to get rid (more…)

What’s The Buzz? Tell Me What’s A-Happening!

What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening? I was 14 when the smash album became a Broadway sensation. Jesus Christ Superstar ruffled more than a few feathers, but to this rebellious teenager, it was a personally freeing experience. But that’s a story for another time. Norman Jewison, the film’s director, said, “These kids are trying (more…)

Traumatic Brain Injury And Aging

Everyone knows what condition comes with symptoms like increasing frailty, loss of mobility, cognitive decline, vision and hearing loss, deteriorating muscle and bone strength. They are all common symptoms of aging. However, they can also appear as symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially in older people. TBI can not only resemble aging, (more…)

Stroke Facts & Prevention

What is a stroke? Simply put, a stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. Here are some important facts about strokes from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. About every 4 minutes someone in the United (more…)

Brain Injury Affects Everyone

Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of an often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services, and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives. When someone (more…)