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Not enough known about chronic brain injury

I’m skeptical that this will make a difference.  We have very little knowledge about repetitive trauma to the brain and chronic brain injury.  All a neurologist will be able to say after a concussion is that the player is back to his/her steady state.  There is little data to inform whether or not a second, third, fourth, etc. traumatic event to the head will lead to chronic problems.

Until we understand this topic, doctors will not be able to adequately advise patients (players) as to their long-term risk.

Not enough known about chronic brain injury

I’m skeptical that this will make a difference.  We have very little knowledge about repetitive trauma to the brain and chronic brain injury.  All a neurologist will be able to say after a concussion is that the player is back to his/her steady state.  There is little data to inform whether or not a second, ... Continue reading »

Aging - Living Longer and Loving it

We, as a society, are living longer, thanks to the miracles of medical science and our greater insight into health, fitness, nutrition, and related subjects. However, without the proactive choices of the growing number of seniors in our society, a new set of problems may be created. One thing the individual can do is to be a healthy senior, living life to benefit himself or herself, and the rest of society as well.

Seniors - Don't BE a Dumbbell, Buy Some

Over the years, I have tried many forms of exercise, including yoga and bodyweight exercises. I have owned or had access to several types of exercise machines and home gyms, including the Bowflex (which I loved). Now at age 64, however, my favorite piece of exercise equipment, other than my feet, is my humble set of dumbbells.

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