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Sweet Adversity

In an article published by FamilyShare, Ben Luthi tells us “All things considered, life can be pretty rough sometimes. Adversity is no respecter of persons, but those who rise above adversity are able to recognize its role in their lives and take initiative to react to it positively. Over the last year, my life has taken some very unexpected turns.” …Continue reading →

Are You More Likely to Catch Ebola Now?

I asked readers whether or not they felt a post about Ebola would be a good topic for this blog. Roughly the same number of readers supported the idea as those who opposed it. As such, I decided to write the post. I am neither an infectious disease specialist nor a physician, so I relied heavily on data reported by CNN, Fox News, and other media outlets. Myths I …Continue reading →

Thank You for Not Believing in Me

During the past few years, I have written several posts about overcoming the “I can’t” mentality that frequently affects survivors of adversity and the people with whom they interact. I have also written posts about what to do when other people tell you that “you can’t” achieve something. When I saw the following video, in which Marie Forleo explains how she turned a negative “escalator …Continue reading →

Free Nutrition Course — Part 5 of 5

All posts in the series titled Free Nutrition Course summarize information on the Precision Nutrition website. Although the information is not specific to brain injury, ataxia, seizures, strokes, aphasia, autism or disability, the information is pertinent to the conditions that concern us. Please note, information in this post may not account for your specific allergies, dietary restrictions, or other specific restrictions. …Continue reading →

You Are Damaging Your Brain

The following article, written by Susan Scutti for Medical Daily is one of the most insightful articles I have read this year. The article describes, in very clear terms, three causes of memory loss you possibly did not know. Click here to read her article. Credits Click here to read another Beyond Injury post Thanks to Susan Scutti for writing the article; …Continue reading →

Free Nutrition Course — Part 4

All posts in the series titled “Free Nutrition Course” summarize information on the Precision Nutrition website. Although the information is not specific to brain injury, ataxia, seizures, strokes, aphasia, autism or disability, the information is pertinent to the conditions that concern us. Please note, information in this post may not account for your specific allergies or dietary restrictions. Consult with your …Continue reading →

Survivors Share Challenges and Interests

Excerpt of article written by Prue Salasky | Daily Press Keen curiosity, self-awareness, empathy and humor were all on display at the monthly meeting of the Williamsburg/Newport News Brain Injury Survivors Group at The Denbigh House in Newport News. Each month’s meeting centers on a different topic related to brain injuries, such as how to use strategies to improve memory, …Continue reading →

Non-drug treatment may reverse Alzheimer’s

Excerpt of Article by Denise Dador | ABC7 In her article, Denise Dador explains, “Alzheimer’s disease was officially recognized a hundred years ago, but there’s still no effective treatment for it. Now researchers at UCLA say they’ve developed a program that shows for the first time memory loss being reversed. It’s not a drug; it’s not a procedure; it is a novel, …Continue reading →

Free Nutrition Course — Part 3

All posts in the series titled “Free Nutrition Course” summarize information on the Precision Nutrition website. Although the information is not specific to brain injury, ataxia, seizures, strokes, aphasia, autism or disability, the information is pertinent to the conditions that concern us. Please note, information in this post may not account for your specific allergies or dietary restrictions. Consult with your …Continue reading →

Free Nutrition Course — Part 2

During the next few days, I will post information from the Precision Nutrition website. All posts in the series titled “Free Nutrition Course” summarize information on the Precision Nutrition website. I provided a link below in case you want to read the information from its original source. Although the information is not specific to brain injury, ataxia, seizures, strokes, aphasia, …Continue reading →

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Hi, I'm Scott. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my first thought was the diagnosis is wrong. I quickly learned the diagnosis was right – my brain and I needed help immediately.

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