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MyBrainDR Dispels Common Concussion Myths

How much do you really know about concussions? If you have kids or teens in sports or play contact sports yourself, you should have a good working knowledge of how concussions work and how they can impact your health and well-being. Since concussions tend to be misunderstood – and under-reported – the CDC recently launched […]

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Is Baseline Testing for Concussions Just for Football Players? (Hint: No!)

Recent reports and even lawsuits about the lasting damage that repeated concussions cause professional NFL athletes continue to make headlines, but trauma and damage is not limited to those at the pinnacle of the sport.  College students, teens and even children playing sports can also suffer from concussions during the course of games or practice.  […]

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What Happens When Traditional Concussion Treatments Fail

Concussion continues to be a problem for athletes – both those who play professionally and those who play on school teams.  According to the University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Trauma Research Center, high school athletes alone get over 300,000 sports-related concussions each year in the U.S.  Concussions happen at all levels and to athletes in a […]

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4 Types of Brainwaves and How They Impact Your Mental Health

Feeling tired, unfocused or foggy? Your brainwaves could be to blame. At MyBrainDR, we see patients every week who are experiencing depression, insomnia, hyperactivity and other disruptive conditions and patterns. Each of these conditions can be better understood when you uncover the role that brainwaves play in your mental health and functioning. Understanding what brainwaves […]

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Hope for Football Players with CTE or Concussions

  Hope for Football Players with CTE or Concussions   Quick – what do Dan Marino, Les Williams[i] and Jim McMahon have in common – aside from being former professional football players? Each suffered concussions that led to suspected or confirmed traumatic brain injury (TBI). The tie between football and brain injury is beginning to […]

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Top 14 Questions About Neurofeedback Therapy (Neurotherapy) for Brain Disorders

While every patient is unique, learning more about how neurofeedback works and what it can do for you will help you make an informed decision about the process. MyBrainDR hears from potential patients every day –we have collected our most commonly asked questions, along with their answers, for your review. We hope that these details […]

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NASA uses Neurofeedback

Alan Pope, a scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center, discovered how neurofeedback could improve pilot’s attention and engagement to tasks. Dr. Pope’s goal was to calculate what degree of automation on flight decks was most beneficial to pilots. When a pilot’s systems are automated this tends to disengage the user. “Our purpose was to […]

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Anxiety may be a factor of Gut Health…Find out how they are connected

Did you know that one in five people in the U.S. report suffering from anxiety every year?1  While many people believe that mental illnesses are a product of circumstance or brain structure, there is another player in the game that can make or break your mental health.  Gut health is directly tied to brain health due to […]

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Concussions: 15% of Physically Active and Athletes Report at Least One Concussion

Did you know that every year 15% of people nationwide who engage in sports or physical activity report at least one concussion? The finding may sound high but it’s not far off from what’s been reported by some other researchers, said Michael Collins, PhD, who is the Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. If […]

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Concussion? Any doubt, get it checked out!

While the human body is very resilient, we often forget how delicate certain parts can be.  This is especially true for our brain. Anytime a person sustains an injury to their head that results in any physical, emotional, cognitive or sleep disturbance, it is recommended that they are evaluated for a concussion by a reputable […]

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Doctors Get Paid to Prescribe Opiates to Patients

We all trust that when our doctor makes important decisions about our health, such as prescribing powerful narcotics, that they are doing so with OUR best interests in mind. Unfortunately, an analysis conducted by researchers at Harvard University recently found that opioid manufacturers are paying doctors millions of dollars per year and that the more […]

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Neurofeedback and Long-Term Improvements for ADHD Patients

It’s always nice when results from medical studies support the clinical results we often see here at MyBrainDr. For example, a recent study conducted by the ‘Research Institute Brainclinics’ in The Netherlands suggests that children with ADHD continued to show clinical benefits from the treatment more than six months after it was concluded.  The results […]

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Military Adopts Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is gaining popularity in military circles in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a profound type of anxiety that is either caused by a single stressor or a series of events. Military psychologists have reported doing neurofeedback sessions while on duty to treat combat trauma, depression, and insomnia. Participants have claimed […]

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Sleep and Neurofeedback

Sleep is completely essential to having a healthy brain. Studies have shown that sleep enhances your memory, your immune capabilities, your fine motor skills, your language processing, and your ability to learn. We actually spend almost a third of our life sleeping! That’s a huge amount of time that’s dedicated to making sure our brain […]

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Peak Athletic Performance With Neurofeedback

You often hear about athlete’s trying to “get in the zone” before they perform their event. This can be hard whenever the brain is anxious or an athlete has “pre-game jitters.” An anxious brain can lead to mistakes as well as can hinder the athlete’s ability to make decisions. What if there was a way […]

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Autism and Neurofeedback

With limited treatment options for Autism Spectrum Disorder, many families of patients are in search of different ways to relieve their loved one’s symptoms. Neurofeedback has emerged as an intervention that can help improve symptoms of patients with ASD. Neurofeedback is the process of training brain waves to move back into a healthy pattern. A […]

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