Posts by Jenn Bottoms

Why We Should Keep the Conversation About Concussions Going

Concussions have received a lot of press lately. Scroll through your news feed almost any day and a story about concussions is likely to pop up. Just in the past couple of months, some notable news about concussions includes: new concussion protocols for student athletes at Oregon State University, myths and facts around concussions, Cyclist…

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Shedding Light on Concussions

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common, and alarming, health problem in the United States today. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 1.8 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury annually and about 75% of these cases are concussions. In the cases of concussion, there is often confusion around diagnosis and…

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Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and we will be taking a closer look at brain injuries all month long beginning with advances in the prevention and treatment of concussions. In the 2015 NFL season alone, there were more than 200 diagnosed concussions. The increasing rate of concussions and the ferocity with which they are…

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February is All About the Heart… Health That Is!

Does the secret to a long life lie in a healthy heart? Many people certainly believe so, and there are lots of reasons why. In truth, the importance of heart health cannot be overstated. And while there are doctors, organizations, fitness industry leading experts, dieticians and many, many others who stress the importance of heart…

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Reducing the Risk of Stroke

Every year in the United States, approximately 800,000 people suffer a stroke and 200,000 of those people die from the stroke. That equates to the death of one person every four minutes in the U.S. today. Understanding strokes, and more importantly how you can reduce the risk of a stroke, is the first step in…

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A Better Way to Control Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetics

It is estimated that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy today. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by any number of conditions including autoimmune disorders, tumors, or nutritional deficiencies. However, nearly 30% of the cases of peripheral neuropathy, which occurs when your peripheral nerves (those that connect the brain and spinal cord…

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Living Well with a Neurological Condition

From conditions like Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy to strokes and migraines to traumatic brain injuries and other forms of trauma, up to 1 billion people suffer from neurological conditions… that is one-sixth of the world’s population. The UN World Health Organization studied the prevalence of neurological disorders around the world and found that people in…

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Science Agrees… Fascial Therapy is Good for You!

We are bombarded by suggestions on how to improve health or remain healthy today. Google the words ‘improve health’ and you will see an unbelievable 1,620,000,000 results! (That’s a lot of zeroes!) From exercise tips to the never-ending stream of diets, pills, foods (good or bad), breathing techniques and much more, the list goes on…

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PEMF Therapy for Migraines

Did you know that more than 38 million people suffer from migraines in the U.S. today? That is a staggering statistic. Two to three million of those people are chronic migraine sufferers, meaning that they have more than fifteen headaches a month over a three month period. With so many occurrences of migraines and increased…

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