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Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Overview of the 3 Levels of Traumatic Brain Injury

Wounds from traumatic brain injury (TBI) are most often not visible and, being injured brain cells do not heal the same way other bodily cells may heal, it is hard to predict how the injury will affect a person in either the short or long-term. There are three levels of TBI.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Behavioral Effects After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Cognitive injuries can emerge in a number of ways and one of the most prominent ways it occurs is through behavior. People who have been injured, and their loved ones, sometimes notice after a TBI occurs their behavioral functioning has changed.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Why No Two Traumatic Brain Injuries are Alike

Each individual travels a different journey when a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is acquired. While there are some similarities in the immediate aftermath and the subsequent road to recovery after experiencing a traumatic brain injury, the reality is, just like no two people are alike, no two brain injuries are the same either.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Coping with Family Life After Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is extremely hard and bewildering for the person who has been injured, but it also is a difficult adjustment for the family. It's common for the person who is injured to emerge from the injury with a new personality and acts like a 'different' person. Coping with family life can be a challenge.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Long-term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) afflicts millions of people every year. These injuries are unlike other types of injuries because, for many, life will never be the same. Even for those who do not experience dramatic life changes, the reality is after any head injury occurs, the brain is not exactly the way it was before nor will it ever function precisely the same as it did before.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Cognitive Challenges Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury

While all of the effects from a TBI can pose challenges, one of the hardest things a TBI victim has to contend with are those unseen injuries which impact cognitive abilities.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

Traumatic brain injury, or more commonly known as TBI, had long been known as the "silent epidemic" because of its nature to not be instantly recognized when a head injury has occurred. Brain injury in children can occur from many incidences, a blow to the head, shaken baby syndrome and anoxia are some of the more common ways a child can acquire a TBI.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
How Does TBI Affect the Learning Abilities of a Student?

The special education departments in schools should gain a thorough understanding of TBIs because they are not always visible injuries. And the impacts will vary greatly from child to child.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to be a Good Parent Advocate for a Child With TBI

Dealing with special education laws can be both daunting and confusing. In order to effectively advocate for a child with TBI, or any other learning disability, it helps to understand both federal and state laws, any special education jargon and acronyms, and how to participate in the inevitable individualized education program (IEP) meeting.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
What is Anterograde Amnesia and How Does it Affect Daily Life?

There are different types of amnesia a person can suffer. One type is a classification called anterograde amnesia. Those who suffer this condition are not able to form new memories.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How Meth Addiction Hurts Communities

The manufacture of methamphetamine has long-reaching effects in society and claims many innocent victims in its path. It has lead to injuries, deaths and sicknesses. The addiction is a powerful one and law enforcement considers methamphetamine to be the #1 problem drug in the United States and is increasingly becoming a problem in other countries.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
What is Prosopagnosia? ('Face Blindness')

Prosopagnosia is a condition that is classified as a neurological disorder. Its primary characterization is the person afflicted by it cannot recognize faces. 

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
5 Ways Schools Sometimes Fail Special Needs Children

For the most part, most schools do succeed in their mission, but unfortunately there are times where a school fails to provide an appropriate education for a special needs child. It may be the school does not provide the right necessities for special needs children to succeed in the school setting.

Travel & Places
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Bear Mountain Zoo - A Sanctuary for Native Animals

Within the park is Trailside Museums & Zoo, but most locals refer to it as the "Bear Mountain Zoo". It only houses animals native to the Hudson Valley and surrounding region. The majority of the animals have either been injured or orphaned and cannot survive without human intervention.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Origins of National Bike to School Day in the U.S.

National Bike to School Day is a day set aside once a year in the United States where everyone is encouraged to ride their bikes back and forth to school. It promotes healthy living, community bonding and highlights safe journeys for kids as they commute to school every day.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Expanding "Black Friday" Into Thanksgiving

Once again, "Black Friday" seems to be just right around the corner. And this year, much like previous years, in the United States, it's starting earlier than last. In September, many of the stores began to decorate for the holidays and eagerly attempt to spread plenty of retail Christmas cheer. But it wasn't always this way. The "Black Friday creep" continues.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
How to Stop an Ongoing Argument

Did you ever find yourself in the midst of an argument with a friend or family member that you just want to end but it seems to go on and on? If so, you may wonder how to stop these kinds of arguments before they spiral out of control.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Does Round-the-Clock News Increase Public Fear?

There is a lot to be afraid of, and we know this because these fears are being fed to us through constant daily news feeds. That being said, perhaps the real question is if whether or not there is truly more to worry about today than there was in days of yesteryear? Or is it just we are more aware?

Health
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
What is Naegleria fowleri? What to Know About This Rare Infection

Naegleria fowleri is a rare and deadly parasite that can lead to a water-related infection caused by the single-celled organism. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this organism is also commonly referred to as "brain-eating amoeba" or "brain-eating ameba".

Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Avoiding Post-Disaster Repair Scams

"Storm chasers" are people who seek to get work, but end up ripping consumers off. They either don't deliver the services promised or they ask for payment before starting work and then go MIA, taking the cash with them.

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