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What Happens to Your Brain When You Black Out?

The morning after a blackout is mystifying. The word “uh-oh” comes to mind (more accurately: “Nnnngh… uh-oh”), followed by frantic texting to figure out just what happened. And while we can’t tell you just what went down after that fourth shot of tequila, we can tell you what happened in …

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Yoga & Brain Injury: Tips for Beginners

From art and painting to yoga and meditation, there are a number of alternative therapies brain injury survivors find helpful. Yoga has therapeutic benefits and it’s a great form of light exercise for those who may not want to hit the gym for weights or cardio. Many brain injury survivors …

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The things no one tells you about brain injuries

When Peter Holmes was involved in a jetski accident, doctors didn’t think he would survive. Three years on, as he prepares for the Great North Run, he talks honestly about the road to recover. I’m not exactly Bear Grylls, but three years ago this month, on a hot and sunny …

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What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue”. It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think. My stamina fluctuates, even though …

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