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How to Know if a Concussion is an Emergency

How to Know if a Concussion is an Emergency

Impact to the head can cause a "brain bruise", or concussion.  Only about 10% of people who have a concussion actually get knocked out, while most will have other symptoms which occur alone or in combination.  Common complaints include headache, dizziness, confusion,...

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Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the ears is known as tinnitus.  It can be quite annoying and can disrupt one's life.  Fortunately, many causes are reversible.  Some of the common causes of tinnitus include the following:  Anti-inflammatory Medications: Aspirin products, as well as other...

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How to screen for early memory loss

How to screen for early memory loss

I frequently get asked by a concerned family member whether their loved one may be developing early Alzheimers.  They have noticed some forgetfulness, and they want to know if there is a test to rule this out.Cognitive dysfunction is the medical term describing a...

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