Dr. Baxter Allen Dr. Baxter B. Allen is a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow and former Chief Resident in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He received his B.S. at the University of Michigan and his M.D. at Weill Cornell Medical College. His research interests focus on traumatic brain injury and monitoring in the neurointensive care unit.
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September: Traumatic Brain Injury Month

By Dr. Baxter Allen
September is national traumatic brain injury awareness month. We were unaware of the many long term consequences of concussion for far too long. Now we know that even mild traumatic brain injury can have serious and long lasting impact of the lives of those affected.
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Fears of Mortality Often Misplaced

By Dr. Baxter Allen
By Dr. Baxter Allen

We often think that plane crashes and random acts of violence in our country are the causes most to be feared. They are not. Dr. Baxter Allen gives us a list of the 'Top Ten Causes of Death in America.'

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Ask Dr. Allen: Football and the Defense Against Concussion

By Dr. Baxter Allen
Dr. Baxter Allen

Concussions are not generally caused by directly applied force, but are rather thought to be due to the consequences of a rotational force as the head and brain move around a fixed point at the neck. Since helmets do not prevent the head from moving around the neck, they cannot prevent these rotational forces from being applied to the brain.

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