Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants
If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.
The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]Read More... →
Worried about the health effects of poor sleep, three people get tested – with surprising results
No matter what time 67-year-old Carolyn McCann hits the sack, she’s wide awake by 4:30 a.m.
“I don’t think I have a lot of nights where I sleep eight hours solid. I haven’t done that for a long time […]Read More... →
A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs when bone tissue has to absorb more weight and impact than it can handle. This type of injury can occur over time in a well-conditioned bone that is overused, or suddenly in an underconditioned bone that is placed under undue stress in a […]Read More... →
For some, carpal tunnel syndrome can be managed without surgery. But many people find that carpal tunnel release surgery is the most effective way to treat the condition and resolve their symptoms.
During carpal tunnel release surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve
The […]Read More... →
Fruits and vegetables have been the focus of many studies investigating the role of diet in cognitive function. Yet research has turned up inconsistent results, likely due to small sample sizes and study durations that were too short to find a protective effect.
Now, a large study spanning two decades has linked eating […]Read More... →
Many acute sports or exercise injuries can safely be managed at home for a few days, until symptoms are relieved or until a physician can perform an in-office evaluation.
Existing medical research does not definitively support any specific treatment regimen, but most medical professionals and textbooks agree that the initial home treatment for mild and […]Read More... →
Watching a group of people doing tai chi, an exercise often called “meditation in motion,” it may be hard to imagine that its slow, gentle, choreographed movements could actually make people stronger. Not only stronger mentally but stronger physically and healthier as well.
I […]Read More... →
If you want to get in shape but your best intentions aren’t enough to motivate you, identifying the problem can suggest a solution
Self-help gurus sometimes promise that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but research has shown that it actually takes between two and eight months for a new habit to […]Read More... →
I never wanted to be a concussion expert. I know some of the world’s leading authorities on head injuries and I’m certainly not one of them, but “expert” is a relative term. My expertise comes from personal experience.
During my two decades behind the wheel as a full-time Nascar driver, I suffered […]Read More... →
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