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brain injury

Brain and Nervous System
December 8, 2017

When would your doctor decide to put you in a coma?

If you’ve seen any soap opera, you’d know that coma’s are a popular device in television to create a sense of drama. In real life, though, a coma can also be a necessary tool to save your life, and not everyone in a coma is unconscious because of a condition or  disease: sometimes doctors need to induce a coma to save your life. What is a coma? Being put into a coma isn’t a standard medical procedure. Doctors only turn to a medically induced coma when all other options have been exhausted – because your brain has responded to trauma…
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Brain and Nervous System
January 17, 2014

Schumacher STILL in medically induced coma

Recent reports of Michael Schumacher are that he hasn’t recovered enough to be taken out of his medically induced coma. The former Formula 1 driver has been in a coma for 18 days, following a freak skiing accident in France at the end of last year. According to German Newspaper, Bild, Schumacher’s condition is still considered critical and at this stage there are no plans to bring him out of his medically induced coma. (more…)
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