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Aphasia

Aphasia is a condition that affects a persons ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect anyone at anytime, even children. However, the majority of people are diagnosed with aphasia are over 40 years of age…

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What is PBA?

I was surprised to discover that despite how unknown the condition is, that at least 2 million Americans suffer from PBA…

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The NFL and CTE

If staggering after a hit to the head isn’t part of the current guidelines, it sure should be. Also, players themselves may not be willing to report their injuries. I can understand why. Especially after Alex Smith of the 49ers left the game with a concussion only to be permanently replaced by Colin Kaepernick…

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Concussions

Concussions

Medical July 24, 2012

Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injury. Over the years there have been many terms used for concussions including, mild brain injury, mild head injury, mild traumatic brain injury and minor head trauma. Concussions are defined as “head injury with a temporary loss of brain function”…

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Cerebral Palsey

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is another one of those “umbrella” terms that covers a group of disorders. CP results from damage to or abnormal growth of the developing brain that occurs anytime from early pregnancy to 3yrs. The damage occurs in the areas of the brain that processes information related to muscle tone and movement…

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