Mental Health

Mindful + Movement

By Kelly Harrigan Treatments for concussions and head injuries are reaching new heights of awareness in recent years. Traditional medical standard of care has been a "wait and see" approach, which isn't helpful for those who are afflicted. Traumatic...

Memory Problems? Maybe an Optometrist Can Help

By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. Why would someone visit an optometrist for memory problems? Because memories are built on our ability to "visualize" and "process" what we are seeing, feeling, smelling, touching, hearing, and thinking. Visual processing is what enables...

A Brain That Went to War and Back

By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Andrew Marr was an athlete his entire life. Having played all-conference football in college, he was used to performing at a high level. "I was never classified as having a concussion, but I probably had...

3 Ways to Support Memory

By Dr. Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, CNS As we age, becoming forgetful and losing memory is a major fear for most people. When we watch family members and friends struggle with remembering events, names, and places, it can...

The Real Reason 2020 Wasn’t So Memorable

By Ed Roth “I’ve learned two important lessons in life. I can’t recall the first one, but the second one is that I need to start writing stuff down.” – Anonymous Your memory used to be like a steel...

Domestic Violence: Not Just a Mental Disorder

Domestic Violence: Not Just a Mental Disorder

Dr. Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, CNS As the world around us is stressful with a pandemic and stay-at-home orders, the incidence of domestic violence (DV) has increased. An article titled, “Alarming trends in US domestic violence during the...

Domestic Violence: Harmful to Women – and the Fetus

Domestic Violence: Harmful to Women – and the Fetus

by Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. Pregnant women subjected to domestic violence - both physical and psychological - are more likely to give birth to infants with abnormalities in eye-hand and eye-ear coordination, have future difficulties in learning, and problems related...

Domestic Violence and the Invisible Injuries

Domestic Violence and the Invisible Injuries

by Dr. Sana Khan Because of inadequate screening and identification, brain injuries and brain damage in survivors of domestic violence too often remain unrecognized and untreated. Victims of domestic violence who suffer the lasting effects of traumatic brain damage...

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