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Sharon Moskowitz, an NIU graduate student, and Matt Wilson, assistant professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders.
According to a 2013 report released by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, the reported number of individuals aged 19 and younger treated in U.S. emergency departments for concussions and other non-fatal, sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries increased from 150,000 in 2001 to 250,000 in 2009. The report also revealed sports associated...
Concussion
Sharon Moskowitz, a NIU graduate student and life-long athlete, suffered her first concussion at 15, the result of a particularly aggressive foul during a high school basketball game. Moskowitz’s opponent hit her so hard that it broke her nose and knocked her out for a few moments. Her coach benched Moskowitz for a month –...
Photo of a brain
One of the few sad sidebars to the Chicago Blackhawks’ run to the 2015 Stanley Cup has been that former Hawks great Stan Mikita has been completely unaware of the excitement. Mikita has been diagnosed with a condition known as Lewy Body Dementia, a brain condition that has robbed him of virtually every memory of his...