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What Is A Concussion?

Learn exactly what a concussion is and why it is so important to allow your brain to fully recover. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to "a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability" each year, according to the CDC. In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.

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Counting Quality: A don’t-just-count-calories healthy weight plan

Want to guess the dirtiest word in the English language when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy diet and weight? Is it “fried”? “Soda”? “Pepperoni”? “Carbs”? “Doughnuts”? Well, those words certainly describe foods that are guaranteed to contribute to all kinds of health woes, from diabetes and joint pain to excess weight. But we’re talking about this one: “calories.”

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