Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What are the legal implications of not wearing a helmet?

     Due to the litigious society that we live in, it is strongly recommended that everyone wear a helmet. Any person who has anything to do with the property or horse that someone is riding  needs to make sure the person is wearing an approved safety helmet every time.  If the rider refuses to wear one,...Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What are some different types of bone fractures?

    Fractures may be classified as:

    1.  Closed or simple fracture - the bone is broken but does not puncture the skin. 

    2.  Open or compound fracture - the bone is broken and punctures the skin.  The bone may or may not be visible at the punctured site

    3.  Transverse fracture - The fractured bone is at

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    How can traumatic brain injury (TBI) be prevented?


    Because you only have one brain and must protect it…prevention must be taken to prevent a traumatic brain injury from occurring.   Some practical tips include:

    1.    Wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle, scooter, snowmobile, etc

    2.    Wear a helmet when riding a horse

    3.    Wear a helmet

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What is a ketogenic diet?

    The Ketogenic diet consists of consuming foods that are high in fat  and low in carbohydrates and proteins.   The restriction on carbohydrates  and proteins causes the body to use fat as an alternative of source of energy. Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What is a closed fracture?

    A closed fracture is a break in the bone where the skin is not broken. Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    How can type 2 diabetes cause kidney damage?

    Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease.  When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin and this results in a high blood sugar level.  This high blood sugar level can cause damage to the small vessels in your kidney.      Progressive damage to these small vessels leads

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What is kidney failure?

    Kidney failure or disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys.  When this happens it lowers your kidneys ability to remove wastes in your blood.  If these wastes accumulate in your body without proper filtration, you will die.  There are generally no symptoms in the early stages of kidney failure,...Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What is a ball and socket joint?


    Your hip, shoulder and ankle are all examples of ball and socket joints.  The ball and joint sockets contain a cup-like bone socket that holds a rounded ball-shaped bone.   These ball and socket joint is held in place by a lining of cartlidge.

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What function do the kidneys perform?


    You have two kidneys and they are located on either side of the spine at the lower level of your rib cage.  Even though they are only the size of a fist they do a lot of work each day.   Each kidney has over a million functioning units called nephrons and within each nephron is tiny filtering units called the glomerulus.  

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    Why is it important for parents to be knowledgeable about equine safety?

    Education about equine safety must be given to adults.  Parents usually are aware of the apparent risks associated with riding but may not be aware of the acceptable and unacceptable behavior at some equine facilities.  They may assume their children are safe because they are around people who are knowledgeable...Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    Will I feel normal again after hip or knee replacement surgery?

    After hip or knee replacement surgery, you will have less or no pain.  Your quality of life will be improved. You can resume your normal activities except for heavy impact activities.  Bicycling, doubles tennis, golf, and  walking are example of activities that can be resumed.  High impact activities...Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    Is there a difference between the male and female brain?

    The female and male brain are quite different. Women's brains are wired to seek out interactions. Each person's brain is divided into two halves, the right-brain and left-brain. The right-brain is responsible for artistic ability, music, intuitive thought and abstraction. The left-brain is responsible for...Read More
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What is polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?

    Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited kidney disease.  It is cause by the formation of  cysts in the kidneys.   These cysts get larger over time and may cause serious kidney damage or even kidney failure.  If you have a family member who has had polycystic kidney, let your doctor know.  

     

     

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What types of dialysis are there?


    The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. 

    In hemodialysis an artificial kidney is used to filter the waste and remove excess fluid from your blood.  Your doctor will create an “access” from one of your blood vessel so your blood can be pumped through the artificial kidney. 

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  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD - ,  - Family Medicine

    What causes an open (compound) fracture?

    There may be many causes and risks for an open fracture. A simple fall may cause an open fracture  as well as major trauma such as a automobile accident.  Basically, any type of injury could cause an  open fracture.

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