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Coping with a Spinal Cord Injury and Adjusting to Life at Home

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A spinal cord injury is a serious, life-altering event that can have a lasting impact on the injured person, their family and others close to them. Learning to adjust to life with a spinal cord injury consists of maintaining a positive outlook and staying committed to different types of therapy and treatment options. Moral support and love from friends, family, as well support groups are among the most …

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Coping with the Mental and Psychological Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result in certain types of short and long term complications. Common changes following a brain injury often include changes in the person’s mental and psychological state which affect personality and behavior. It helps for caregivers, family members and friends to be prepared for the mental and psychological effects a traumatic brain injury can have on their loved one. What to Expect Regarding the Mental …

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Wave Runner, and Jet Ski Safety Tips

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Personal watercrafts (PWC) are a common pass time for residents in the greater Tampa Bay area and other popular tourist destinations throughout Florida. PWCs are defined as jet-propulsion boats designed to carry between 1 and 4 riders. The term PWC includes all types and brands of Jet-Skis, Wave Runners, and Sea Doos. Warm weather states like Florida allow residents and tourists to enjoy the use of personal watercraft …

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Post-Concussion Syndrome – Definition, Symptoms, Treatment

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can vary greatly in type and severity. Concussions are the most common type of brain injury and also possess their respective degrees of severity and effects. Concussions result from a non-penetrating blow or impact to the skull. The brain can collide with the inside surface of the skull or can compress and expand rapidly, resulting in bruising, contusions, bleeding, and injuries on a cellular level. …

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Concussion Baseline Testing

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Concussion baseline testing is a newer, proactive concussion management tool available to athletes and sports-training personnel. In an era of increased brain injury awareness and new evidence of the long-term dangers of concussions, the administration of a baseline concussion test can be an important step toward effective head injury management. The 3 Parts of a Baseline Concussion Test Many healthcare professionals, head trauma specialists, and sports training organizations offer …

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Signs of Head Injury

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Head Injuries are referred to clinically as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), occurring when an outside force acts causes temporary or long term damage to the brain. The force can be direct, such as a punch, blow from an object or hard surface impacting the head. The force can also result from whipping or torqueing, commonly seen in diagnoses of shaken baby syndrome. In cases of concussions, also classified as …

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Man Faces Charges of Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injury

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A woman was seriously injured as her car caught fire in a car accident where a man ran a stop sign, then got out and fled the scene on foot, according to a Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office release. Anne Fanning was driving a 2003 Mazda eastbound on the Brandon Parkway Extension at around 40 mph on July 27 at around 11:28 p.m., the release shows. Donald Ward, who was driving …

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