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The Role of Neuropsychology in Concussion Management

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The cornerstone in diagnosing and treating concussions is neuropsychological assessment. This aims to evaluate an individual’s neurocognitive skills. The purpose is to determine how an individual’s brain is functioning, which is quite different and more vital than examining the structure of the brain after concussion, which is what CT scans or MRI’s show. Traditional but read the full article.


Elementary, Middle School Athletes May Lack Concussion Risk Awareness

Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Concussions making headlines are no longer only relegated to NFL players and other professional athletes. Recent deaths from sports-related brain injuries among high school football players have shone the spotlight on another vulnerable set of athletes: teenagers and children. But young football players are not the only ones susceptible to concussions. You can have a concussion in read the full article.


The Future of Spinal Cord Injury Research in New York State

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Statistically, the majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by a traumatic injury. Motor vehicle accidents are one of most common causes. In an effort to fund much needed spinal cord injury research, New York State enacted a proactive and practical approach to fund this needed research through New York’s Spinal Cord Injury Research Program read the full article.


Twelve Health Tips for Every Month of 2014

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Welcome to the New Year! My fellow physicians and I are looking forward to another great year of sharing and discussing advances in medicine and rehabilitation. To kick off a healthy start to 2014, here are 12 tips to help you improve your health: 1) Quit smoking.  Of all the COPD cases, 95 percent are related read the full article.


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