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  • The Warriors have no timetable for center Kevon Looney’s return from right hamstring tightness. And given the nature of the injury, they aren’t quite sure when they’ll have a better idea of when he’ll be back. After returning to San Francisco on Tuesday, Looney, who missed the past two games, is expected to meet with a team of specialists to evaluate a neuropathic condition ...
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  • Dr. Williams for The Best Life Magazine: The Concussion Paradigm

    || 21-Oct-2019

    There is so much about the concussion process that isn’t yet fully understood by science. How can one athlete seemingly return to “normal” hours after what looks like a knockout blow to the head during a big game, while another takes weeks to fully recover from what seemed to only be a slight “ding” during practice? Though I am pleased to say we’re no longer in ...
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  • Why Cordy Glenn is on Day 35 of the concussion protocol and the question that comes next By Paul Dehner Jr. CINCINNATI — Zac Taylor receives a report on $60 million tackle Cordy Glenn just about every day. Pretty much every day it comes out the same. He’s still in the concussion protocol. For 35 consecutive days. “Honestly, it’s every day that I look for the update,” ...
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  • Sleep can be amazing — particularly if you've been pulling all-nighters lately — but if you're experiencing some problems with getting shut-eye lately, you may need to get a better sleep routine. There are many potential reasons that your sleep may be disturbed or non-existent, experts tell Bustle, and many of them start with how you wind down at night. "There are ...
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  • We all know smoking, binge-drinking, tanning, and eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are bad for us. But you probably didn’t realize that some far more innocuous habits (like texting or burning incense) and even others you thought were good for your health (like hitting the street for a run or taking certain supplements ) are actually doing damage. To find out if your everyday ...
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  • Prescription drugs like Adderall, commonly prescribed to treat people living with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also have a history of being misused by people without such conditions who are seeking a “brain boost.” It’s a growing issue in the United States, particularly among young college students. But while taking prescription stimulants ...
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  • When it comes to your health, there are a few basic facts you already know : Drink more water! Get more sleep! Eat right! Exercise! But it turns out, there’s way more to it than just that—and we’re willing to bet you’ve left more than a few stones unturned. For instance, did you know that just 10 minutes of exercise a day can be just as effective as a longer workout? Or ...
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  • The digital flood of fitness tips and healthy-eating tricks can quickly make one lose track of what’s actually healthy—and what’s not. In fact, there’s a growing gulf between quick-fix gimmicks and the tried-and-true wisdom of educated professionals. Don’t get left in the dark or fooled by fitness fads. Instead, bone up on these 40 things only truly healthy people ...
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  • Experts in mild traumatic brain injury discuss the FDA warning about unapproved devices to detect concussion marketed to the public. They agreed that proliferation of sideline tools could reintroduce ambiguity into decision-making. Vernon B. Williams, MD, director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, said he is all in favor of new ...
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  • The longtime Lakers guard—a championed scorer and notorious competitor—was taking his Utah Jazz defenders to task, shouldering into the lane for a contested running on one possession, then crossing into a deep three-pointer on the next. Bryant’s attack, in what would be his final game in the NBA, accumulated to 50 attempted shots, 60 points, and a standing ovation from his ...
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  • The Argonaut: The Neurological Pathfinder - Dr. Vernon B. Williams

    || 1-Apr-2019

    The edge of scientific breakthrough is a very exciting place to be. Dr. Vernon B. Williams, director of the renowned Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute’s Center for Sports Neurology & Pain Management in the Howard Hughes Center, is leading that charge in the field of sports neurology. Williams specializes in neuroplasticity, which is how nerve cells in the brain compensate for injury or ...
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  • Thrive Global Asks Dr. Williams About How to Sneak a Workout into Your Day

    || 12-Mar-2019

    Much like the muscles in our bodies, our mental capacity is also subject to a type of “use it or lose it” effect, Vernon Williams, M.D., a sports neurologist and director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles tells Thrive. Research has found that the most effective brain exercises break up your regular routine and ...
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  • While not defined as a particular disease, dementia is categorized into groups of conditions like memory loss and judgment impairment—and cases can range in severity. Symptoms of dementia can include forgetfulness, limited social skills, and a loss of thinking abilities entirely. The impact can be overwhelming for both the patient and the surrounding family and friends. “Globally, the ...
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  • See the intrview on the link below! https://ktla.com/2019/02/01/brain-and-nervous-system-injuries-and-treatment-with-sports-neurologist-dr-vernon-williams/
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  • Dr. Williams waas recently interviewed by Reader's Digest on inflamation.. "There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is the body’s natural response to a short-term threat such as an injury, burn, or surgery, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is an ongoing response to a longer-term ...
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  • Dr. Vernon Williams, director of the Center for Sports Neurology & Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, says that young adulthood is often a time when depression and anxiety emerge. Williams says that young professional athletes also face many mental health stressors such as new financial responsibility, travel, disordered sleep and intense scrutiny on social ...
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  • Womens Health recently inteviewed Dr. Vernon Williams on the topic of Self Care: Instagram might have you thinking that the only way to practice self-care is to take a photo-shoot worthy bath (and post a picture of it, obvi). But uh, that's definitely not the case (though if you love a good bubble bath, do you). In terms of self-care, you've got to do one thing first: Nix the idea that ...
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  • What the CDC's New Concussion Guidelines Mean for Kids

    || 2-Nov-2018

    What the CDC's New Concussion Guidelines Mean for Kids Concussion and traumatic brain injury are ever-present topics among American parents and coaches of young athletes today. So the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recent issuing of clinical concussion guidelines for pediatric professionals come at a crucial time in our collective conversation about how to protect kids from ...
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  • In life, Aaron Hernandez weighed a muscular 240 pounds. In death, the most important part of his body was 3½ pounds. That was the approximate weight of the former New England Patriots player’s brain, which was removed by a Boston coroner soon after Hernandez hanged himself in prison on April 19, 2017. It was then quietly transported to a laboratory about 25 miles north of the city. To ...
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  • A daily aspirin regimen sounds healthy, but asprin can be fdangerous for people with certain conditions and in certain situations. Find out when this over-the-counter medication won't help and could actually land you in the emergency reoom according to Dr. Vernon Willaims. Please click here to read the entire article
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  • Almost exactly one year ago, Lady Gaga took to Twitter to share that she had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which caused chronic pain and eventually led to her postponing several of her fall 2017 European tour dates. In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, the pop star opened up further about her health and about the misconceptions that inevitably follow diagnoses of ...
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  • SELF Interviews Dr. Williams About Lady Gaga's PTSD Symptoms

    || 12-Sep-2018

    In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, Lady Gaga revealed new details about her mental health and what it's like to live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain, which she says were both triggered by a sexual assault she experienced at age 19. As SELF wrote previously, fibromyalgia is a mysterious illness that causes symptoms like extreme fatigue and ...
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  • A new study indicates that kids who play contact football before age 12 may suffer problems like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) years earlier than other kids do. "There is a recommendation that children under the age of 14 shouldn't play tackle football," said Ann McKee, a senior author of the study. Eleven-year-old Rowen Ball is a soccer player. But the sport wasn't his ...
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  • Chronic pain affects 30 percent of people in America, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. That's one reason for the explosion in opioid abuse and addiction. But a new tool gives doctors a new option to help their patients with chronic pain. It's a neuro-stimulator called the HF 10, and it's dramatically reduced pain for many patients. Dr. Vernon Williams was interviewed ...
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  • Chronic pain affects thirty percent of people in America, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. That's one reason for the explosion in opioid abuse and addiction, but now there is a new tool to fight the battle called HF10, which can dramatically reduce pain for many patients. Click here to view the video in its entirety.
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