Entries by Dr. Kurt Brandt

Cold Weather Problems

With the extreme weather we have had and will have this January, it’s important to keep in mind the dangers of very cold weather. Here are a couple: FROSTBITE Frostbite is the freezing of tissue.  It is caused by exposure to cold weather and is influenced by the degree of cold and length of time the […]

Media and Violence

On average, children 8 years of age and older watch greater than 2 hours of TV a day and at least 6 hours per day when all types of media are included (e.g., movies, videos, gaming, social media, etc.) (1) Even children’s programming is quite violent with cartoons showing 25 – 50 violent acts per hour (2,3). […]

Ski Season, Head Protection and How to Avoid Injury

I’ve been thinking a lot about head protection lately. My Mom knocked her head pretty hard a couple of years ago and although some people might argue that she always was a little forgetful before she hit her head, she sure has some memory problems now. My friend’s father had a garage door fall on […]