Posts Tagged ‘coma’

By On June 16th, 2014

Michael Schumacher Awakens From Medically Induced Coma

Word on the condition of Former F1 driver Michael Schumacher has been quiet for the past few months and many were skeptical if the champion racer would ever awake from the medically induced coma he was placed in following a severe brain injury sustained while skiing in the French Alps in December of last year.…


By On April 16th, 2014

Vegetative State: Can we measure the potential for change?

When we hear the term “vegetative state” we commonly think of a person who has experienced a brain injury of such magnitude where a return to consciousness is unlikely. A recent study conducted by Steven Laureys, MD, PhD and his colleagues of the University of Liege in Belgium shows that enhanced imaging methodology offers a…


By On March 12th, 2014

Michael Schumacher Showing Signs of Improvement

We have been following the story of Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend who suffered a severe brain injury while skiing in the French Alps in December, but there has been very little news. After nearly two months in a medically induced coma, doctors began trying to awaken Schumacher a couple weeks ago. Since they…


By On February 6th, 2014

What Is Brain Death and How Do We Respond To It?

The field of medicine is often considered one of the most objective out there. Medicine relies on testing and centuries of study, which have improved our understanding and ability to treat the ailing human body. But, with all the testing in the world, medicine cannot be entirely clinical. Doctors have to walk a tightrope of…


By On January 31st, 2014

Doctors waking Schumacher from coma

Physicians in Grenoble, France are working to lighten Michael Schumacher from his medically induced coma. Schumacher received a severe brain injury in fall while skiing several weeks ago and his condition has been subject to much speculation. Emergency surgery to remove blood clots on his brain and reduce intra-cranial pressure took place at the hospital…


By On June 18th, 2013

It’s a Family Affair: The Medical Roller Coaster

Your family receives the call no family wants to receive:  “Your loved one has been in a terrible accident.”  Your family rushes to the hospital where you are told by the attending physician that “he probably won’t make it through the night.”  When you arrive at the hospital, your loved one is in a coma. …


By On October 18th, 2012

Oklahoma Man Shows a Stroke Can’t Stop Him

Gary Farnum used to be brilliant. He was the head of the family, a high performing Chesapeake Energy attorney, and he was in great shape from endurance bicycling. He also had a great vocabulary. In one moment, that Gary disappeared and was replaced with someone who relied on others for even the most basic things.…

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