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Concussion Recovery: Coaches, Teachers, and Parents Need to Be on the Same Team

February 18, 2016

Concussion Recovery:  Coaches, Teachers, and Parents Need to Be on the Same Team   How we can relieve the stress and anxiety of our student athletes In many locales including our own, academic competition is fierce, so when prescribing a brief time of what I would term “structured cognitive rest”, anxiety levels can be high. It’s necessary to advise a student athlete to limit not ...

Still Talkin’ About It: The Flu

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of getting a flu shot or nasal spray as well as ways to help prevent getting the virus in the first place. Now let’s talk about the flu vaccine and antiviral medications if you do indeed, despite your best efforts, get the flu. Who should get a flu shot? Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine, especially those people ...

Influenza Update – General and Local Perspective

There is much to be said about the flu, and each passing year there seems to be new quirks to this commonly and underestimated virus. I wish to very briefly discuss our takes on the flu in broad terms and then add some local and personal perspectives on prevention and management of the more severe type A Influenza. Influenza has an interesting life cycle and it's ability to mutate innately and ...

Neck Strength/Power in Concussion Prevention

In further articles coming shortly I will be discussing other potential concussion prevention techniques, some that we have discussed briefly on this blog before. Today I want to say a few words about neck strength, size and power and how it relates to the incidence of concussion. My opinions are just that, opinions, but they are based on personal observation(anecdotal admittedly) while treating ...

Reflections and Updates from Spring and Summer Concussion Conferences

I have had both the pleasure and good fortune the first half of this year to attend four symposiums and conferences on the diagnoses and management of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or concussion). I had the opportunity to listen, learn and interact with the premier researchers and leaders in this exploding area of science, from the perspectives of Sports Medicine Physicians, PhD. level ...

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