Tag: brain

Know the Signs: Concussions

July 5, 2021

Concussions He fell out of his treehouse and hit his head hard. She bumped her head at practice. The car behind you didn’t stop and your head hit the windshield. Now his head hurts, she’s feeling dizzy and you are feeling nauseous. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a direct blow or bumps to the head. The impact rattles the brain, which can lead to a variety of problems. There are 3 levels to concussions. Grade 1...

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Sign of Alzheimer's

November 20, 2020

Sign of Alzheimer's You left your keys in the front door and forgot to put the ice cream back in the freezer. Is it old-age, forgetfulness, or could it be a sign of Alzheimer’s? For most, there’s no reason to be concerned, unless you put the keys in the freezer and stored the ice cream in the car. While old age is inevitable (if you live long enough!), Alzheimer’s is not. While most people begin to forget things as they grow older,...

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What is a Stroke and Are You at Risk?

March 7, 2019

What is a Stroke? Uniquely, a stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery, or a blood vessel breaks and interrupts blood flow to the brain, causing cells in your brain to die. Furthermore, it can cause difficulties in speech, movement, and memory. In addition, strokes may cause death. According to the CDC, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Therefore about 795,000...

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