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30 May

Sex after Brain Injury: What does this look like for me?

= Authors = Gabi Kaplan, Student Occupational Therapist Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.) Evan Cole Lewis, MD    Sexual Function following a Brain Injury Sustaining a brain injury can lead to a variety of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioural issues that can change your sexual functioning and intimacy experiences.   Women & men may experience sexual issues differently   For instance, following a brain injury, you may be experiencing (1,2): Decreased or...

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9 April

Concussion and Cannabis: Could CBD be used following brain injury?

= Authors = Laura Diamond, MSc Global Health Student Gabi Kaplan, Student Occupational Therapist Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.) Evan Cole Lewis, MD   The therapeutic benefits of cannabis Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD has been shown to have many potential therapeutic benefits, including neuroprotective effects (1). Results of clinical studies support its use in some conditions associated with difficult to treat...

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16 January

Concussion and Dietary Supplements: How to Feed your Recovering Brain

= Authors = Laura Diamond, MSc Global Health Student Gabi Kaplan, Student Occupational Therapist Jenni Diamond, OT Reg. (Ont.) Evan Cole Lewis, MD   What is a concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that affects brain function. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Headache Brain fog Dizziness Ringing in the ears Nausea or vomiting Difficulty concentrating Memory issues Sleep issues Fatigue The effects of concussion can last...

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17 July

CBD: Cost & Dosing – For the Treatment of Epilepsy

CBD (Cannabidiol), a component of the Marijuana/Cannabis plant, was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of epilepsy. NCT blogged about CBD and how it is used to prevent seizures in December 2017. Check out the blog post here. One of the current problems with CBD is that inexperienced practitioners are attempting to treat seizures with this medication and are using doses that are too small or using formulations that...

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17 October

It’s That Time of the Year… Concussion!

=== Jordan J. Ghassemian & Evan Cole Lewis, MD === With fall now in full swing, people all around the community are enjoying the last of the nice weather before the winter chill sets in. That means lots of folks heading outdoors to play their favorite sports and recreational activities. The susceptibility to concussion is on the rise, with information from the government of Canada stating: “Among children and youth...

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