Month: February 2016

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Long Term Effects

In 2002, medical examiner Dr. Bennet Omalu performed an autopsy on Pittsburgh Steelers’ legend Mike Webster following a heart attack. But it was what he found in the NFL Hall of Famer’s brain that led to a powerful discovery: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. The resulting tug-of-war between Dr. Omalu’s findings and the initial reaction […]


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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Long Term Effects

In 2002, medical examiner Dr. Bennet Omalu performed an autopsy on Pittsburgh Steelers’ legend Mike Webster following a heart attack. But it was what he found in the NFL Hall of Famer’s brain that led to a powerful discovery: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. The resulting tug-of-war between Dr. Omalu’s findings and the initial reaction […]


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Winter Sports Injuries: Protect Yourself from Injury

For many in the Tri-State, a few inches of snow means a day off from our normal routine of school and work. It’s a time to cast off our regular daily activities in favor of playing in the snow, followed by warming up indoors with hot chocolate. Others anxiously await the winter season so they […]


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Concussions and Other Brain Injuries

When is a bump on the head more than just a bump on the head? Each year, over 2.5 million people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for head injuries of varying degrees. Nearly 80% of these are treated and released; of the remaining 20%, some suffer severe, long-term injuries, and some die. The anatomy […]


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