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  • Causes Of Post-Polio Syndrome

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    Post-Polio syndrome is a musculoskeletal problem which occurs after an individual has had polio (LaRocco, 2011). There are about 440, 00 people that survived polio (LaRocco, 2011). It is estimated that between 15% and 80% of people with polio will have post-polio syndrome. Post-polio syndrome generally occurs 15 years after the polio virus has subsided (LaRocco, 2011). The symptoms are muscle weakness, atrophy, pain, fatigue, and cold sensitivity. Fatigue can impair cognition as well as other symptoms

  • Overcoming Polio : Peg Kehret : Overcoming Polio

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    Peg Kehret: Overcoming Polio Peg Kehret, a victim of polio, was paralyzed from the neck down, but regained full movement of her limbs and learned to walk again within seven months. She was diagnosed with three different types of polio at the age of twelve (Kehret 27). Polio, a deadly disease, killed many until the vaccine was created in 1955 by Jonas Saulk. It is now eradicated in most countries, but still exists in Asia, India, sub-Saharan Africa, and multiple republics of the country previously

  • The Effects of Concussions on Human Beings

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    a concussion: post concussion syndrome and second-impact syndrome. Second-impact syndrome is when one receives a blow to the head before the brain is completely healed. This results in swelling of the brain, and that can result in a fatal death. The main reason that people suffer from this is they do not get the proper amount of rest that they need before they go back and play whatever sport they were playing. Since 1984, more than twenty people have died from second-impact syndrome (Caroline M, et

  • The Issue Of Concussions And Its Effects

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    Researchers claim that concussions can decrease your thinking capacity all the way to even a shortened life span. Most importantly to any claim there is proof; numerous athletes over the years have unfortunately committed suicide because of depression/post concussion symptoms. However, the world runs on money thus lawsuits by former athletes are starting to be very common as most have lost their career earnings due to addictions. The real issue is how can we as a society limit concussions from having

  • Short Story Chapter 1

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    ‘Lord Fox!’ yelled a voice. The sound rang through Lord Fox’s head, bouncing and echoing all the way until he snapped back into consciousness. ‘Ahh!’ he winced, touching his head. ‘What happened?’ ‘For a moment, I thought I would have to call for Aunt Eliza,’ said Flossie, as she touched a gentle finger to his temple where a bump had sprung up like a miniature hill. ‘But what am I doing here?’ he asked, feeling rather bemused. ‘Don’t you remember?’ asked Alexander. ‘We came through the Chalk Gate

  • Concussions In Athletes Research Paper

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    Spotting any of the symptoms above, is one of the quickest and effective ways for a concussion to be diagnosed by a person trained to spot these symptoms. Although many of these symptoms, don’t appear or will not be present in an athlete that has sustained a concussion. New ways for diagnosing concussions, have been developed to better identify the injury, making it easier to diagnose and treat an athlete who has sustained a hit to the head or neck area. Many concussions, never have an athlete completely

  • Symptoms And Signs Of Concussions

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    sleep is being affected. Symptoms of a concussion may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer depending on your treatment after the concussion has occurred. Concussion complications such as Post-concussion syndrome or Second impact syndrome can

  • Sports-Related Concussions

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    More than 300,000 sports-related concussions are reported each year in the United States, and although the awareness of concussions and other head injuries is rising, concussions are still very dangerous to young athletes. Some may say that after an athlete receives a concussion, they just have to wait until the obvious, and most common symptoms like dizziness and nausea subside before they can play again; with medication, and constant rest, this may only take 2 weeks, however, depending on the severity

  • Coup-Contrecoup-Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Traumatic brain injuries can vary in their severity. In the case of mild brain injury, full recovery is possible. On the other hand, severe brain injury can be fatal or cause permanent disabilities, the type of which depend on the affected area of the brain. A head injury is usually obvious because of visible wounds to the head. However, the coup-contrecoup brain injury may occur without any exterior damage to the head or skull. The victim may first feel a headache, but because there's no evidence

  • Cause And Effect Essay On How To Deal With Concussions

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    I am writing to you concerning the new trainings that will take place on how to deal with concussions. Foremost, I will discuss how the brain is affected by an impact. The brain can be seriously injured when there is a blow to the skull. A coup injury occurs immediately under a site where there has been an impact. Contrastingly, a countrecoup injury is an impact that occurs on the reverse side that brings a person's head to a sudden stop, thus causing the brain to hit the skull. The parts of the

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