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Category: Science

Concussion in Young Athletes: A Brief Discussion of the History, Risks, and Current Management Guidelines

Concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury that involves an alteration in mental status that is associated with confusion and amnesia.1 Contrary to previous definitions of concussion, which stipulated the loss of consciousness, transient loss of consciousness may or may not be present.1 In 2010, the CDC estimated that traumatic brain injury, either […]

Making America Dumb Again

The Republican Party is making this country more ignorant, bigoted, and intolerant every day.  Their adamant refusal to compromise, their denial of evidence regarding our climate, and their blatant pandering to the evangelicals is hurting our country.  Our political system hit a nadir last week when, during a nationally televised debate, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump bragged […]

When did “The law applies to everyone” become “persecution”?

Increasingly, when laws restrict Christians from imposing their childish beliefs upon others, or practicing their bigotry, they claim to be persecuted.  Recently this cultivated whining was in the spotlight, when Kim Davis was jailed for actually persecuting gays when she refused to sign their marriage licenses.  Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee even tweeted at the time that her jailing was […]

When will our politicians stop pandering to the ignorant?

The Republican Party is overtly anti-science.  The current group of candidates for President of the United States is comprised of people who reject reason and evidence in favor of detrimental myths and superstition.  Our Founding Fathers deliberately made the United States a secular nation—something that was unprecedented at the time—and yet today’s Republicans pander to the lowest common denominator of our […]

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