Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Head injuries


Wacky article on Hillary's concussion and brain injury from 2014: http://nypost.com/2014/05/19/real-cause-for-worry-facts-on-hillarys-concussion/

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, traumatic brain injury, or TBI, “occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain.”
Clinton reportedly “fainted, fell and banged her head,” as The Daily Beast put it, suffering a subdural hematoma, or a hemorrhage between her brain and skull.
While surgery is sometimes needed in such cases, Clinton was “treated with blood thinners on Monday at a New York hospital to help dissolve a blood clot in her head,” CNN reported.
What is the prognosis after TBI?
“Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the individual,” says the NINDS.
And following TBI, “common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell), communication (expression and understanding).”
In other words, Rove raises legitimate concerns: Such disabilities would be of great concern in a potential commander in chief.
Rove didn’t have it quite right on Clinton’s eyeglasses: She has Fresnel prism glasses, used to correct double vision, but not only for TBI cases.
Still, according to the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, “It is not uncommon for a visual field loss to occur as a result of a CVA or traumatic brain injury.”

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