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From Pageantry to Advocacy

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief When Brooke Mills competed in her teen first pageant, she had no idea that she would eventually use pageantry as a platform to raise awareness about the devastating effects of concussions. About a year after...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief March is my favorite month of the year. Not only is it Brain Injury Awareness Month, it is also my birthday month.  When I fell in February 2014, my 40th birthday was just a few...

Conquering College After Concussion

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Looking at college freshman Rachel Mischel you wouldn’t know that she has struggled with lingering symptoms from multiple concussions suffered several years ago. Fortunately for Rachel she found the right treatment path, but it was...

The Anxious Brain

The Anxious Brain

by Dr. Jeremy Schmoe, DC, DACNB I’ll make this simple: when you injure your brain, you will affect the integration between your brain-gut and gut-brain axis. This can lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction, and it is very common to develop...

Setbacks After Brain Injury

Setbacks After Brain Injury

by Amy Zellmer | Editor-in-chief Setbacks. They’re a fact of life, right? After a brain injury, setbacks can be devastating. They can feel like the end of the world, wrapping you in a feeling of isolation and despair. Throughout...

The Concussion Paradigm

The Concussion Paradigm

by Vernon Williams, MD There is so much about the concussion process that isn’t yet fully understood by science. How can one athlete seemingly return to “normal” hours after what looks like a knockout blow to the head during...

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