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  • [Congressman Dave] Reichert hospitalized, treated for blood on the brain [R-WA]

    03/25/2010 3:12:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies · 609+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 03/25/10
    Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, was treated for a subdural hematoma, apparently due to a minor head injury, after being admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital on Wednesday. His office said Reichert was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after feeling ill. Following an evaluation, doctors performed a procedure to treat a chronic subdural hematoma — collection of blood on the surface of the brain — that was likely the result of a minor head injury. The procedure was successful, and Reichert is expected to make a complete recovery, his office said. He's expected to be discharged in a few days.
  • Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?

    04/18/2017 7:08:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    aeon.co ^ | Jules Montague
    She had visited Madonna’s mansion the week before, Maggie told me during my ward round. Helped her choose outfits for the tour. The only problem was that Maggie was a seamstress in Dublin. She had never met Madonna; she had never provided her with sartorial advice on cone brassieres. Instead, an MRI scan conducted a few days earlier – when Maggie arrived at the ER febrile and agitated – revealed encephalitis, a swelling of the brain. Now she was confabulating, conveying false memories induced by injury to her brain. Not once did Maggie doubt that she was a seamstress to...
  • FOX News' Medical Team: What Do Hillary Clinton's Neurological Records Show?

    08/09/2016 6:45:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    The 'FOX News Medical A-Team' talks about a photo that caught internet buzz over the weekend from February that showed Hillary Clinton needing the help of aides to walk up a set of stairs and reports of Clinton health problems in general.
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

    05/03/2016 11:08:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Knapton, science editor
    A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life. Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out...
  • Did Donald Trump pay attention in class???

    04/23/2016 10:35:48 PM PDT · by E=MC<sup>2</sup> · 102 replies
    Several weeks ago Donald Trump suggested that he would eliminate the national debt over an 8 year time period by selling off federal assets at the rate of $2.25 trillion per year. Should a graduate of Wharton School and a real estate mogul say such a thing? Supply and demand are the most basic economic principles and are taught in Economics 101. Shouldn't such a well educated individual and one who has created an amazing awesome $10 billion (trillion? quadrillion? quintillion?) company based on real estate know that dumping that much additional real estate on the open markets would depress...
  • Ivy League Moves to Eliminate Tackling at Football Practices

    03/03/2016 1:15:49 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | March 1, 2016 | KEN BELSON
    Ivy League football coaches have decided to take the extraordinary step of eliminating all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season, the most aggressive measure yet to combat growing concerns about brain trauma and other injuries in the sport. The move could influence how other football programs, from the youth level to the professionals, try to mitigate the physical toll of football, which has been played on Ivy League campuses since the 19th century. The eight Ivy League coaches unanimously approved the measure last week. Their decision is expected to be adopted formally once it is affirmed by...
  • MatthewDrakeStory

    11/21/2015 6:50:41 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Lisa Schuster
    Matthew was wounded during a suicide car bombing in Iraq, near the Syrian border, on Oct. 15, 2004. He was the sole survivor of the attack. Two members of his Army Psychological Operations team, a U.S. Marine accompanying them, and an Iraqi translator were killed. He suffered massive injuries, including a depressed skull fracture, several strokes and brain trauma from the explosion and impacts. He also had a fractured vertebrae in his neck, his jaw was broken in two places with severe tissue damage to the right side of his face, a fractured sternum, clavicles, and right arm, inhalation damage...
  • Vanity: Please Pray for My Cousin - Medically Induced Coma from Brain Bleed

    08/01/2015 7:18:14 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 54 replies
    Life ^ | 08/01/15 | Self
    I thank you in advance for sending up a prayer for my cousin. On his vacation with his wife, he fell in the night in his hotel room (not from his bed, not in the bathroom) and was unconscious when his wife, awakening from sleep, heard the thud of his fall. He was rushed to the hospital where they found way too much blood in the brain to operate. They have him now in a medical coma and it has been several days. He now has an infection in his lungs and blood that they are treating with antibiotics. He...
  • “Brain Dead” Teenager Awakens From Coma After a Family Friend Prays for Her

    05/18/2015 11:46:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. We have also covered miraculous cases where an act of God appears to be the only reason or only answer as to why a patient has recovered. File this story under “act of God” or “answered prayers.” Taylor Hale, then 14, suffered traumatic brain injury when she fell off hood of car while horsing around with friends in 2011. She spent a week in medically induced coma to help her brain heal, but she suffered a...
  • US Special Forces funds drug that can put soldiers injured on the battlefield into hibernation

    11/26/2014 8:33:25 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11-26-14 | Mark Prigg
    US Special Forces working with James Cook University in Australia. Drug aims to raise the heart and blood pressure into a 'survival window' low enough to reduce blood loss, but high enough to prevent brain injury. Human trials expected to begin within a year.
  • Not #Ferguson: Elderly White Woman Hospitalized After Brutal Robbery in Ocoee

    08/16/2014 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    WFTV in Orlando, Florida reported Friday about a callous, violent robbery of an elderly white woman by three young black men that left the woman hospitalized with a serious brain injury and a broken clavicle. The Publix surveillance videos released to the media show rare, clear before, during and after video of the victim, the perps and the robbery. There will be no protests, no candlelight vigils, no statement by President Barack Obama, no Justice Department investigation, no visits by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The race ‘healers’ won’t descend on Ocoee like they are doing in Ferguson this week...
  • The bone-shattering truth: U.S. football is doomed

    05/05/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 152 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 04, 2012 | John Kass
    With the apparent suicide of NFL great Junior Seau, who played 20 years in the world's most violently glamorous sport, American football is dying. It's about time. The nationally televised gambling and meat-rendering factory cannot survive without new players. And the parents of future players are asking themselves this: Is football worth it for my child?
  • How many more deaths can NFL fans take?

    05/05/2012 6:20:18 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 2, 2012 | SAM MELLINGER
    A gray-haired woman in a green floral dress is screaming the worst moment of her life in front of the entire world. Luisa Seau stands in front of microphones, in front of cameras, on televisions across the country wailing the sometimes incoherent words of every mother’s worst nightmare. “I pray to God,” she screams, “please take me, take me and leave my son, but it’s too late. Too late.” You might’ve seen the heartbreaking video already. If you watched television at all Wednesday, or opened up a web browser, it was hard to miss and harder to stomach that Junior...
  • Dad rescues ‘brain dead’ son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs – boy recovers completely

    04/26/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 25, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    LEICESTER, England, April 25, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - According to the Daily Mail newspaper, a young British man owes his life to an insistent father who would not allow his son’s organs to be removed from his body, despite assurances from four doctors that his son could not recover from the wounds he had suffered in a recent car accident. The Mail reports that Stephen Thorpe, then 17, was placed in a medically-induced coma following a multi-car pileup that had already taken the life of his friend Matthew, who was driving the vehicle. Although a team of four physicians insisted that...
  • My husband is a medical hostage for profit (Gary Harvey)

    05/14/2011 3:12:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    Salem-News ^ | 5/12/11 | Sara Harvey
    Gary Harvey (WASHINGTON D.C.) - Where does one turn when you become disabled, vulnerable or old and become unlawfully a victim of the system? There are no kind words for the injustice that Chemung County New York has visited upon my husband, Gary Harvey and me. Gary at work. My husband a veteran who served his country and fought for our freedom is being denied his.Until January 2006, my husband was leading a normal life. I am telling this story on behalf of a “Person”. Not a corporation, not a piece of “Human Capital” and definitely not a legal...
  • How the Miraculous Medal Changed My Life

    02/14/2004 6:06:07 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Real Presence ^ | February 2004 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. In the fall of 1948, the year after my ordination, I was in what we call the Tertianship. This is a third year of Novitiate before taking final vows.In October of that year, a Vincentian priest came to speak to us young Jesuit priests. He encouraged us to obtain faculties, as they are called, to enroll people in the Confraternity of the Miraculous Medal. Among other things, he said, "Fathers, the Miraculous Medal works. Miracles have been performed by Our Lady...
  • 1 year after officer tackled him, man is bedridden, wife is caretaker

    05/29/2010 10:19:58 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 385 replies · 5,127+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 16 May 10 | Sara Jean Green
    OLYMPIA — Sarah Harris goes through the motions of her day trying hard not to think about what life was like a year ago — or what it would be like now if not for "the incident." She feels guilty leaving the house, even if only for a couple of hours to visit her mom or sister, to run errands, or go grocery shopping. She still cries every night. Her husband, the first boy she kissed and the only man she's ever loved, suffered a catastrophic brain injury when his head slammed into a concrete wall after a brief footchase...
  • St. Petersburg Beach has special day for coma victim

    02/17/2010 7:51:39 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 18 replies · 436+ views
    St. Petersburg Times (via Google archives) ^ | February 17, 1991 | Times Staff Writer
    This city has proclaimed today Terri Schiavo day. Last year Mrs. Schiavo, 27, suffered a loss of potassium in her body that caused her heart to stop beating and resulted in a coma. She underwent surgery, performed by Dr. Yoshio Hosobudhi of the University of California at San Francisco in December, to implant a stimulator in her brain. The brain stimulator implant was a success, said her husband, Mike. Mrs. Schiavo is slowly emerging from the coma at the Mediplex Medical Center, a neurological care center in Bradenton, he said. She will undergo at least a year of speech, occupational...
  • Politicians Should Donate Their Brains to Science

    02/02/2010 9:00:29 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 19 replies · 304+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-02-10 | Bob McCarty
    It's not often when one can draw parallels between professional athletes and elected officials in Washington, D.C.. Today, however, one of those opportunities surfaced, causing me to conclude that politicians, like professional football players, should donate their brains to science.