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A Day In The Life With Post-Concussion Syndrome

A Day In The Life With Post-Concussion Syndrome

Whenever we hear about concussions, we often think about athletes. Football and hockey stars who get in the thick of things and play rough. However, the reality is that concussions happen to ordinary people every day. They can be caused by something as simple as slipping on an icy sidewalk, bumping your head on the underside of an open cupboard, or leaning back too fast in bed and hitting your head against your headboard. We’re still learning a great deal about concussions, and as such, treatment is often not taken seriously enough, by physicians or patients. As a result,...
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Identifying the Signs of Trauma

Identifying the Signs of Trauma

Content Warning: This article deals with sensitive subject matter around the topic of sexual abuse.   When someone you know has suffered from trauma, it can be hard to see the signs. All experiences are different, and the way people react to difficult events comes in many forms. There are, however, some common signs of trauma and abuse that we can all be aware of. Just as we are taught to notice the symptoms of an allergic reaction or broken bones, becoming more aware of abuse indicators can lead to earlier intervention and have a huge impact on those around us who...