Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Written on Feb, 27, 2017 by in ,

Previously, we looked at Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). To recap, a TBI is an injury to the brain as a result of an external force, such as blow to the head. It is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of disabling symptoms. TBI is most common in children under 15 years of age and adults over 65 (CDC). In 2010, TBI contributed to the deaths of over 50,000 people in the US. However, of the more than 280,000 hospitalizations and 2.2 million emergency department visits in that same year, most people lived on with increased odds of developing seizures, endocrine disorders, sleep problems, incontinence, nerve damage, cognitive issues, communication problems and degenerative brain disorders.

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Written on Feb, 11, 2017 by in

Take your right hand and place your palm over your belly button. Move about three-four inches to the right and then upwards until you feel your ribs under your index finger. Right hand, say “hello” to the largest organ inside of you: your liver!

Our regular readers will know that our skin is our largest organ over all. However, our largest internal organ is our liver! (You’re going to ace your next trivia quiz.)

What is a liver actually made of? What does it do? Why is it so important? Can it really regenerate? Let’s dive into this squishy, meaty blob and find out!  (more…)

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