Handling of Concussions in World Cup bad for all Athletes

By Anne Russo, PhD
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World Cup fever may be over, but news stories about the concussions multiple players received during the month-long event are far from over. Millions of people across the globe watched as Germany’s Christoph Kramer head slammed into an Argentine player’s shoulder during the final match, but was allowed to continue playing for another fifteen minutes… before being helped off the field, dazed and confused.

A Team-Based Approach to Mental Health Integration in Primary Care

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Long before patient-centered medical homes or accountable care organizations were buzzwords, Salt Lake City–based Intermountain Healthcare was looking at all of the points of care that could improve the health of patients in its system. It did not take long to identify mental health as a problem.

A Common Cause of Vertigo

By Ashley Silva, DPT
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Have you ever felt like the room is spinning? This sensation is referred to as vertigo and can be bothersome and interfere with your daily activities. The most common cause of vertigo is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Despite the disorder's long name, the treatment is fairly simple and effective.