Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Brain: The Inside Story

Today, a coworker saw my stroke magnet on my file cabinet and was asking about the signs of a stroke and what to do if someone she knows is experiencing the same symptoms.  Many people have been asking me a lot lately about symptoms and how they should proceed when faced with an injury like that and I can't stress enough how important it is to call your doctor or 911 as soon as this happens.

Remember, the time between a moment and a minute can make all the difference in how severe your injury will be.  Never ever think that it can't happen to you just because you're young or healthy.  You can still stroke out just like anyone else.  Did you know even children have strokes? Crazy! The brain is such an unchartered territory in terms of research and we are just now learning more about it. 

I went to the Museum of Natural History this weekend with a good friend to see their exhibit on The Brain and would encourage anyone who lives in the New York area to see it as well.  It's all about, well, how the brain works and what doctors and scientists are discovering. It was very interactive and allowed you to give your own brain tests on how things effect your senses and how all your neurons work together. I'm totally butchering what you see there but if you click on the link, you'll see what I'm talking about.  It just makes you realize even more that we really don't know as much as we think we do about brain injuries. 


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