Although concussions happen in an instant, they can have a lasting impact on a young athlete. In a moment of collision, your brain is susceptible to great trauma. A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. It usually is caused by a blow to the head. … Continue reading 4 ways to help your athlete avoid a concussion
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related cases of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions in the United States each year. New attention regarding the evaluation, management, and prevention of these injuries has greatly increased awareness of the problems associated with concussions. … Continue reading Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?
It’s football season! Everyone is excited for fall weather, tailgates and cheering for our favorite teams. But when our team is not doing well, or we disagree with a call made by the referees, passionate cheering may involve yelling and screaming. As eager fans push the limits of their vocal chords, many may struggle with … Continue reading Avoid hoarseness during sporting events
Now that the Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East title, fans are hopeful that their star running back DeMarco Murray is primed for a deep playoff run. So how might his surgically-repaired left hand hold up in the coming weeks? Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma services at Baylor University Medical Center at … Continue reading How might DeMarco Murray’s broken hand hold up?
For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of … Continue reading Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend
Ever find yourself nervously munching on chips when your cherished team isn’t doing so hot? You aren’t alone. A recent study conducted by France’s INSEAD business school had some interesting findings about how wins and losses can affect our eating habits. On Mondays, following a Sunday NFL game, participants in the study consumed 16 percent … Continue reading The Dangers of Football Games on Your Diet
It’s no secret I’m a huge Baylor Bears fan. And Baylor football fans could hardly ask for a better season. Saturday’s game day experience is always one of the highlights of my week. I sit on the edge of my seat watching the plays that work, the plays that didn’t, and thinking about the plays … Continue reading Football and the Affordable Care Act
“What’s up Callahams.” I heard those words almost every day for four years. It’s funny, sometimes I still do. I wasn’t sure what to think of Jet when I first started working with him. He was loud and more than a little outspoken. Sometimes his language was more unruly than his beard. His glasses rested low across his nose … Continue reading Jet Jackson: A Life Leaving a Legacy