Survivor

From Concussion to Competition

From Concussion to Competition

By Mohammed Elamir, MD, FACP, Aviv Clinics Physician When 14-year-old Linden Perry came to Aviv Clinics, we asked about her expectations of our program. “I just want to be me,” she answered. It’s a response we hear frequently at...

From the Editor

From the Editor

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief It’s hard to believe we are already quickly approaching winter. The leaves have fallen, there is a chill in the air, and – depending on where you live — you may already have experienced your...

Healing Takes Time. Listen to Your Brain.

Healing Takes Time. Listen to Your Brain.

By Lynn Garthwaite 9-3-09. 1507 hours: "4828! Officer down!". Chuck Gollop didn’t hear those words. It was the voice of his partner speaking to the dispatcher, requesting an ambulance and back-up as Sergeant Gollop laid unconscious on the pavement,...

Hands Up for “Heavy Metal Headbang”

Hands Up for “Heavy Metal Headbang”

By Ian Hebeisen Traumatic Brain Injuries can occur in an instant. For some, it strikes at home from a fall, while others sustain a TBI from a sporting related accident. For Melissa Meszaros, it happened on the way to...

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. JoAnne Silver Jones Ed. D, MSW Fatigue. My nemesis. My constant companion. The reminder that my brain is injured, some parts irreparably. Fatigue wakes up with me and follows me to sleep. It’s so hard to explain how...

Surviving the Emotional Effects of Sexual Trauma

Surviving the Emotional Effects of Sexual Trauma

by Carrie Collins-Fadell Every year in the United States, an estimated 470,000 women are sexually assaulted. Sadly, that number is rising and likely even higher as assaults often go unreported and uncounted. While we regularly analyze the statistics, we...

From the Editor

From the Editor

By Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Summertime — a double-edged sword for brain injury survivors. As we welcome summer, we also welcome higher temperatures and humidity — which can wreak havoc on our brain injuries, causing fatigue and other symptoms to...

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