Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that often leave invisible, life-altering wounds. Concussions and brain injuries became more widely talked about when the number of NFL players and U.S. service members diagnosed with TBIs began to soar. More than five years ago the NFL and U.S. army initiated a long-term program to care for and prevent concussions and head trauma.

As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the serious effects of repeated head injuries. Educating parents, coaches and school staff on preventing concussions is imperative. It is important to know how to recognize a concussion and the steps you as a parent, teacher or coach need to follow: Image provided by: Doctoroz.com

Below is an article about how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound, by Scientific America.  Our prayers are with everyone affected by the Tucson shooting. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gabrielle-giffords-gunshot-survival

Many great trial lawyers have used music to inspire them, as themes of their case, or even just to remind them what they're fighting for.  Whenever I hear the song "Fix You" by Coldplay, I am always reminded of the struggle that my TBI clients go through every day.  Below are the lyrics to "Fix You" in bold, with my commentary on the side.

A recent article published by PubMed from the National Institute of Health covers two of the topics I follow the most, traumatic brain injuries and linguistics.  The linguistic aspects of "labeling" are very powerful.  Where many like to say "a picture says a thousand words," I also believe that a word can show a thousand pictures.

I couldn't sleep last night.  I was anxious about six hearings I had in the morning.  But more than that, I felt a little burnt out for the first time in a long while.  I've been taking communications classes on the weekends, while constantly learning medicine at nights, all the while spending most days in Court or depositions and keeping up with my case load.

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