Tinnitus Research May Ease Sufferers

Tinnitus Research May Ease Sufferers

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, has no cure, treatments are not effective, and sadly, plagues many of our returning veterans. New research, however, is shedding light on the mechanisms of tinnitus and paving the way to better treatments. Up until 20 years ago, tinnitus was thought to be located in the ear, but patients […]

TBI: Research shows Gist reasoning decreases

TBI: Research shows Gist reasoning decreases

Have you heard the saying, “I get the gist of it”? When someone says this, they are implying that they get the general idea of a concept.  How important is this type of reasoning?  Researchers seem to think gist reasoning could be tied to many of the everyday living activities that are required of real-life […]

Gulf War Syndrome linked to mitochondria?

Gulf War Syndrome linked to mitochondria?

Here’s a science lesson for the day – mitochondria is where the action takes place in a cell.  Often called “the powerhouse,” mitochondria takes nutrients in and turns it into energy.  There are many different scenarios that can damage mitochondria, and one of these scenarios would be exposure to toxic chemicals.  One thing that is […]

Skin Grafts: New Adhesive On the Horizon

Skin Grafts: New Adhesive On the Horizon

What you may not know – my husband, Joe, was hit by an enemy grenade while serving in Iraq which destroyed his right leg.  We tried every option available to save his leg and heal his wounds.  One of his worst wounds was a hole that exposed the bones in his foot.  He had a […]