Guest Blogger

Tiana Tucker

Tiana Tucker

Tiana Tucker is the community manager for the online nursing program produced by the School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University. She finds a tremendous amount of joy in telling the stories of the program's nurse practitioner students who are passionate about caring for the whole person. You can read the stories from nurse practitioner students on the program's blog.

She holds a degree in communications. In her spare time, she enjoys pursing her interests in travel, design, healthy living and digital media.

For more from Tiana:
Google+: +TianaTucker

Website:

online.nursing.georgetown.edu

Blog Posts by Tiana Tucker

  • Young Boy Playing Basketball

    What to Do If You Suspect a Concussion

    Concussions pose a serious threat to the developing brains of children and adolescents. Unfortunately, there is no single sign or symptom that positively indicates that a concussion has occurred. The most important thing to remember about treating children and student athletes who have sustained a blow to the head is that a loss of consciousness […]

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  • Concussion Symptoms

    Concussion Symptoms

    A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly from one side to another. Children can experience a concussion during any sport or recreational activity, so it’s important for coaches […]

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  • American Football

    Second Impact Syndrome

    Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is a serious brain condition that can occur when a second concussion is suffered before the effects of a previous concussion have healed. With SIS, acute and often fatal brain swelling occurs; because the onset of swelling is rapid, it may be impossible to control. The risk of SIS is higher […]

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  • Top Ten Sports-Related Head Injuries

    Top Ten Sports-Related Head Injuries

    The issue of head injuries among professional football players has been in the news recently, with the NFL hit by a series of lawsuits brought by players who accuse the organization of covering up the risk and seriousness of brain trauma for decades. The lawsuits were prompted by a growing body of research showing that […]

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  • The State of Head Trauma Among Student Athletes

    The State of Head Trauma Among Student Athletes

    Participating in sports can add an important dimension to a child’s life. In addition to boosting self-confidence and fostering a lifelong interest in physical fitness, lessons learned on the playing field can help children become cooperative team members and better leaders. Unfortunately, some sports carry a high risk of hard hits that can result in […]

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