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post #121 of 133

Ok, have done the homework except some of the last pages on the second tgr thread.

Very interesting! I have succumbed to "neuromythology"!  Annoying in that utterly incorrect info was shared to me by a ...doctor! Obviously not a neurologist!

This sums it up:
from:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1724314&blobtype=pdf

British Journal of Sports Med 2001;35:81–82

 


[Bold added]

 

"Do Mouthguards Prevent Concussions?"

"Conclusions
The ability of mouthguards to protect against head and
spinal injuries in sport falls into the realm of “neuromythology”
rather than hard science
.32 Reading the original
studies cited as evidence for this effect reveals anecdotal
claims that can best be described as bizarre rather than
reflecting established medical principles. It is unlikely that
a mouthguard would offer effective protection against
brain or spinal cord injury, and the limited published data
are not compelling in this regard nor does it accord with the
known pathophysiology of such injuries"  -

 

32  McCrory P. The eighth wonder of the world: the mythology of concussion
management. Br J Sports Med 1999;33:136–8.


 

note: It's annoying when tgr is seemingly more readable than here.  At least the window is bigger.

post #122 of 133

 

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...Those factors are complex, and may have to do with balance, proprioception, risk assessment and overall judgement.  Each of these factors may be further exacerbated by a brain injury.

Yikes
 

post #123 of 133


 

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Just heard on the news that M.Tremblant will try to initiate a policy of mandatory use of helmets......


 

I don't like knee jerk reactions.  People ought to wear helmets, especially newbies and kids, racers and terrain park skiers, but writing a law is tricky.

 

Helmet campaigns and promo is the way to go.  I do not believe that everyone should be required to wear a helmet.

post #124 of 133

I would much rather celebrate Natasha's life.  See more photos of Natasha's life

 

post #125 of 133

 

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My first reaction to this is grief and sympathy for her family. How very, very sad. Good people. Two young sons. It's just awful.

 

I wear, and will wear a helmet until I'm shown a good reason why I should not. What's to lose?!

 

 

 

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I would much rather celebrate Natasha's life.  See more photos of Natasha's life

 

Thanks Catskills.  I always hate it when a respectful thread about the passing of someone turns into a helmet debate.

 

Thoughts and prayers to her family.  Celebrating her life is the best way to keep her alive in our hearts and minds.

 

post #126 of 133

I really never saw any of her work and wouldn't recognize her as a movie star if she was sitting right next to me.

 

But, I surely would have recognized her beauty and her smile as breathtaking. Wow.

 

You know what? We're all only a thread away from death. It could come any second to any of us. It's just more of a shock when it comes doing something that is supposed to be fun and safe. And as this proves, fun and safe can turn ugly at any second.

 

If there is a lesson here it's not whether a helmet would have saved her life or if it will save yours. It is to live life to the fullest. Every minute of every day.

 

Cause you never know. It's not about how you die. It's about how you live.

post #127 of 133

Nice post Lars

Here you go for a list of her work in film:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001670/

 

see Parent Trap with Dennis Quaid it's cute.  Linsay Lohan is also like 10 years old in it.

post #128 of 133

I thought she was very good in "The Handmaid's Tale", which is a dark and disturbing movie. I'm sure she was excited to work with Robert Duvall in that one.

I also liked her in "Nell", a somewhat lighter movie in which she was a supporting actor. Her character got off on the wrong foot with Liam Neeson's but they ended up getting together at the end...I wonder if real life mirrored that, as they were married not long after the movie came out.

I think that the best actors are the ones that don't seem to be acting, but just seamlessly slip into the character they're supposed to be...she was in that class.

 

A life that ends too soon due to a tragic accident is sad...a life that is not truly lived due to fear or inhibition is far more sad. Most things that are fun and bring color to our lives also have an element of danger.

post #129 of 133

 

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I thought she was very good in "The Handmaid's Tale", which is a dark and disturbing movie. I'm sure she was excited to work with Robert Duvall in that one.

I also liked her in "Nell", a somewhat lighter movie in which she was a supporting actor. Her character got off on the wrong foot with Liam Neeson's but they ended up getting together at the end...I wonder if real life mirrored that, as they were married not long after the movie came out.

I think that the best actors are the ones that don't seem to be acting, but just seamlessly slip into the character they're supposed to be...she was in that class.

 

A life that ends too soon due to a tragic accident is sad...a life that is not truly lived due to fear or inhibition is far more sad. Most things that are fun and bring color to our lives also have an element of danger.

 

I also liked the movie "Nell".  Nell was one of those movies that made me really think hard about what is important in life.   

post #130 of 133

She was the daughter of Vaessa Redgrave, a brilliant actress in her own right, and as I said before, she was one of the most brilliant actresses in the English speaking theater and film. It's a shame that the no-talents like Jennifer Anniston and Julia Louis Dreyfuss are better known, but hey, fame does not always go hand in hand with talent.

 

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If there is a lesson here it's not whether a helmet would have saved her life or if it will save yours. It is to live life to the fullest. Every minute of every day.

Cause you never know. It's not about how you die. It's about how you live.

That's for sure!!!!

post #131 of 133

She probably got a lot more respect in the acting world than from the public.  It is not easy to earn praise like she did for being on stage.  Some film stars never can do it.

post #132 of 133

I'm in the category of......recognized her name immediately.

She was an actress that I would consider going to a movie that I knew nothing about, just because her name was in the cast.  I respect her work enough to know that she chose her rolls very carefully and with a passion for her legacy.

 

A tremendous loss to the art, as well as mankind.

 

Another thought occurred to me.......

Liam played the roll of a father who's wife passed in "Love Actually".

Now he's playing the roll in real life, terribly sad, yet I have faith that he will rise to the occasion.  My heart breaks for him and his sons. 

post #133 of 133

An appreciation of Natasha Richardson

with Natasha Richardson
in In Memoriam
on Friday, March 20, 2009

 

Charlie Rose provided an appreciation of Natasha Richardson by compiling 6 appearances starting at age 30 in 1994. It's 40 minutes and worth every second.

 

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/10159

 

 

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