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Concussion testing is a personal thing, not a computer program

This is abstracted from an article in ESPN: http://m.espn.go.com/general/story?storyId=8297794/ And http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8297794/neuropsychological-testing-concussions-not-panacea It is annotated and presented here without permission but complete attribution to ESPN. The whole article can be found above and is over 3500 words long. So, I’ve shortened it and made comments. In quotes is from ESPN author; Peter Keating, the rest is [...]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is Not an Expression of Guilt.

I know everyone has a right to their opinion, but… There is a local research project being worked on to pre-treat US service members in hopes of decreasing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I’m aware of it but not involved. Anyway, there are people who are against the research because, in their words; “the soldiers [...]

“New” for Ten Years.

Everyone knows that Aspirin would never be approved as a drug today because of all the complications

The Mayo Clinic does not care if it dispenses WRONG information

what is out on the web needs to be examined carefully and often can be dangerously inadequate.

Tell the NIH what research they should support

Currently the NIH’s child care institute is asking for your opinion on what it should pursue. Please tell them what diseases they should focus on. With the right information and right leadership we can help many of the 80,000 people with these disorders.

Concussion Management and Ohio House Bill 143

I am very concerned that as written the bill will be very bad for certain types of sports and take out of the athletic trainer their/our ability to engage in best medical care and clinical judgments.

NIH and Grant Review

I recently had the dubious distinction to participate in and serve on an national institutes of health grant review called an NIH study section. I’ve done this before and have reviewed lots of grants over the years, but there have been a lot of changes recently and it is a whole new experience that is [...]

Sad Email, Passionate Mother.

I received a heart breaking email recently. Frankly it made me cry.

“Iatrogenic” means physician induced, but it glosses over emotions

Sometimes I am so proud of the system I work in and sometimes it makes me sick. July 25th 2005, was an example of the latter.

Grants and Research are Killing Me

I just submitted what is likely the most difficult grant application of my career; it nearly killed me. It was not the biggest grant, but it was a pain in the keester. Now, please – please – please understand that when I say “I” submitted a grant application that means I am part of a [...]