Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Written on Jan, 30, 2017 by in ,

Neuroglia, glial cells or, to their family and friends, simply glia are the connective tissue cells of nervous system. The term “glia” comes from the Greek for glue. However, the old axiom that these cells do nothing more than “glue” the neurons together has long been disproven. Let’s learn more about glial cells generally and look at their different types.  (more…)

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Written on Jan, 13, 2017 by in

Like with any part of the body, your brain can get injured. You may have heard this referenced under many names such as a concussion, stroke, shaken baby syndrome, cerebral contusion or a traumatic brain injury.

Our brain is a huge part of who we are and so a brain injury can have major implications on everything from our personality to our memory to our sleeping patterns to our ability to move. Or you could just get some minor pain and nothing more.

Today, we’re looking at Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the US, accounting for approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths according to the CDC. In 2010 in the US, about 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations, or deaths were associated with TBI, usually as a result of a fall and usually in kids or the elderly. (more…)

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