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CONCUSSION 101

The goal of this post is to describe what a concussion is. Future posts will discuss specific concussion features. WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? The American Academy of Neurology defines a concussion as “a clinical syndrome of biomechanically induced alteration...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POTS AND PANIC

Hyperventilation can be defined as breathing too heavily or too fast. Some patients with POTS hyperventilate when they stand. When this happens, patients might feel as if they cannot catch their breath or cannot relax their breathing. Panic-like symptoms...

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Non-Medicine Treatments of POTS

This post focuses on some of the non-medicine treatments of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and why they are effective. When we stand, gravity pulls blood down, away from the heart. Since blood must return to the heart in order...

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ESKETAMINE (SPRAVATO™) 101

In March 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved esketamine (SPRAVATO™) nasal spray to be used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults.¹ TRD affects almost one-third of patients with depression...

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Peer review

Over the years I have noticed that consumers have a very difficult time understanding the quality of a scientific report, whether it is a book, a magazine or journal article. Scientific knowledge is based on incremental progress derived from...

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