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Acupuncture Assists Recovery

Article Acupuncture helps patients recover from brain injury related paralysis. Anhui University of Medicine researchers randomly divided patients into an acupuncture group and a control group. The control group received conventional rehabilitation therapy only. The acupuncture group received acupuncture plus conventional rehabilitation therapy. A comparison of patient outcomes at 30, 60 and 90 days following treatment reveals that the acupuncture …Continue reading →

Two to the Head

Disclaimer The following article is an excerpt of an article written about Randy Davis. The whole article is considerably longer, and it addresses topics that are important but outside the scope of topics discussed on this blog. Introduction When he was 37, Randy Davis enlisted in the US Army Reserves and participated in Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. After an 8-year …Continue reading →


Disclaimer I did not create the videos and I do not appears in the videos. I would not have known about the videos unless Brother Strut and Tom Milnamow shared Video #1. I chose to share the videos in this post because they support an idea I mentioned in a post I release a few days ago. You never know what you …Continue reading →

Atlanta to Arlington

Disclaimer The following article was written by Ethan Rothstein and appeared on ARLnow. Although the article was written during the run, and the run ended long ago, I have not changed any words in the article. I chose to share this article because it highlights one way to raise awareness of a problem and it helps readers understand how much planning, preparing, …Continue reading →

Never Say “Can’t”

Disclaimer I do not recognize the interviewer or know who created Video #1, but I know C. Randolph Phillips shared the video where Trina TBI Chambers-Bradlee saw it and Trina shared the video where I saw it. I chose to share the video because it clearly illustrates “can’t” is a mental constraint rather than physical barrier. If you convince yourself you can’t do something, there …Continue reading →

You Don’t Need to be a Veteran to Have This

Disclaimer The following article was written by Ruth Addicott for Express. I was not diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I chose to share the article because it invalidates the common belief only veterans and survivors of terrorist attacks suffer from it. PTSD, like all forms of brain injury, does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, ethnicity, height, …Continue reading →

Stop The Glorification of ‘Busy’

Disclaimer After a conversation with Oscar Gonzales, I decided to write a post that encourages us to regularly re-evaluate our priorities, goals, and actions. The post is largely based on an article written by Stacey Hall for Speaker Magazine which is published by the National Speakers Association. I chose to write this post as a reminder to all of us that no matter …Continue reading →

30,000 Patients Misdiagnosed

Disclaimer The following article includes an introduction written by Dean Burnett for The Guardian, but the following article was primarily written by Joanna Lane for Mail Online. I chose to share this post in the hope it encourages patients, or their families, to seek additional information and second opinions when necessary. Perhaps, your primary care physician is suggesting a treatment plan based on …Continue reading →

Selective Attention Problems in Brain-Injured Vets

Disclaimer The following article was written by the Acoustical Society of America and appeared on the MedicalXPress website. I am not, nor have I been, in any branch of the military. I am not a veteran, and I did not serve in either Iraq or Afghanistan. This post is about brain injury rather than a political statement about the conflicts. I …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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