Friday, February 26, 2016

Real life doc tackles the NFL concussion zone

Note: Normally, our GiftWORTH ▶ topics deal primarily with charity, philanthropy, and nonprofits, but this post is carried over from our companion blog GameWORTH ▶due to the urgency of the subject.
▶ HEADLINER Dr. Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu (born September 1968 is a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who was the first to publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players while working at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh. He later became chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California, and is a professor in the University of California, Davis, Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Q&A: What is a brain concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur after an impact to the head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes the head and brain to shake quickly back and forth. Concussions are usually not life-threatening, but they can cause serious symptoms that require medical treatment.

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The #ALTACITIES® archived VIDEO clip (above), an important '#SocialCurrentSee' story courtesy of YouTube, is downloaded while researching the topic brain concussions.  Millions are aware of the story now that they have seen the popular film starring Will Smith and millions more just by following the NFL story. While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer's disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Not all charity ends successfully

▶Posted in triplicate (a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES and our Flipboard magazines, the following #SocialCurrentSee archive is a timely sequel to the allied posts on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board.

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THE VIDEO CLIP (above), '#Canswerist' story, does not have a happy ending.  Most do not. We archive this story to give tribute to those "canswerists" (those who fight to survive cancer and their caregivers) to give hope and courage even when events culminate without intended results.

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▶ "Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807).

Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction, but his life's path was formed by a variety of twists and coincidences that were often put into motion by his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed (conscripted) into service in the Royal Navy, and after leaving the service, he became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, so severely that he called out to God for mercy, a moment that marked his spiritual conversion. He continued his slave trading career until 1754 or 1755, when he ended his seafaring altogether and began studying Christian theology. "Amazing Grace" saw a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. during the 1960s and has been recorded thousands of times during and since the 20th century, occasionally appearing on popular music charts.



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