The actress has penned an article about her experience.
I'm sure you are terrified to come forward. Who wouldn't be?
For half a century, a drug called metformin has been making life better for people suffering from Type II diabetes. Now, Canadian researchers are finding that it could also offer remarkable benefits for something completely different. There is evidence that metformin can help an injured brain repair itself.
Physicians have not effectively confronted pot-related myths, nor have we adequately educated our patients. When I tell parents about marijuana's risks, they often express shock. Many believe it's like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life. But pot is not benign.
News that former NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's recent death was ruled a suicide saddened me. There is no doubt in my mind that competitive sports exact a physical and mental toll on professional athletes -- deaths are not just the consequences of a violent game and the long-term nefarious effects of injuries incurred on these athlete's bodies and brains, but a reflection of a society that does not allow for its men to be weak.
Fortunately, there are several ways that you can help prevent head injuries from occurring to yourself. If you are a soccer player, simply doing neck exercises and practicing the safest way to do headers will help significantly.
Despite what the doctors call a "life long recovery," I am determined to move past the incident and accept it as a past.
Lawyers often deal with the financial aspects of the consequences of mental incapacity resulting from brain injury. Lawyers may discuss with their clients the financial impact of an injury and any legal steps that may need to be taken to deal with the injury going forward.
I had just been diagnosed as having a traumatic brain injury and I was already playing games. My brother Keith, a family practice physician, didn't waste any time. "We need to determine the extent of your memory loss. This may feel a bit strange but if you can come up with the names of these songs, we'll have a better sense of your memory loss. Don't think of this as an exercise, think of it as an opportunity to play 'Name That Tune.' It will be fun!"