Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Identified By Changes in Brain Connectivity

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Identified By Changes in Brain Connectivity

A large collaboration between a number of universities around the world suggests mild traumatic brain injuries may be diagnosed using scans that detect changes in brain connectivity. For the study, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Pittsburgh Medical […]

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NASCAR Stars Talk About Concussions Before Daytona 500

Following the announcement of NASCAR’s new concussion regulations, it is no surprise concussions were a popular topic at the Daytona 500 media day. Several riders were asked about their opinions on the new rules and the upcoming return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the major race. Most notably, racing superstar Danica Patrick spoke at length […]

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NASCAR Is The Latest Sport To Introduce Questionable “Concussion Regulations”

The biggest story of the 2016 NASCAR season may have started on the track, but it unfolded far away – in dimly-lit and hushed rooms where Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent months recovering from a brain injury. NASCAR has finally responded to the high-profile injury with a series of new regulations aimed at reducing injuries in […]

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FIFA Downplays Risk of CTE in Soccer

FIFA Downplays Risk of CTE in Soccer

In a statement issued today, the largest soccer organization in the world declared there is “no evidence” that ‘heading’ the ball is linked to an increased risk for brain disease. “To our very best knowledge, there is currently no true evidence of the negative effect of heading or other sub-concussive blows,” claimed FIFA. “Results from […]

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Oliver Sacks on the Island of the Colour Blind

Oliver Sacks on the Island of the Colour Blind

On the Island of the Colour Blind, Dr. Sacks finds himself in the minority among the “achromatopes” who have adapted to their lack of color vision and provide him with salient insights into the limits of own color sightedness.

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Study Finds Long-Term Attention Problems in Some After Brain Injury

The short-term effects of a traumatic brain injury are fairly well understood. Headaches, nausea, memory loss, confusion, and vision issues are all well-documented symptoms of a concussion or TBI that typically fade within weeks of the injury. But, what happens after these symptoms fade? Common knowledge suggests that once the symptoms of a concussion are […]

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College Students May Take Longer To Recover From Concussions

  College can be a tough time for many. Between the pressures of being independent for the first time and the challenges of higher education, the period can put a lot of stress on the brain. Maybe that is why new research suggests that college students typically take significantly longer to recover from concussions compared […]

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With the NHL, “it’s deja` vu all over again”

With the NHL, “it’s deja` vu all over again”

The NHL is embarking on a battle to disprove the connection between concussions and Chronic Trauma Encephalopathy or CTE.

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SPRING IS HERE…and so is the 2017 CONFERENCE SEASON!

SPRING IS HERE…and so is the 2017 CONFERENCE SEASON!

It’s time for the 2017 Spring Conference Season and with it comes opportunities to learn about new research findings and new approaches to treating all aspects of brain injury.  Here are the conferences the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital will be exhibiting and presenting at: March 1 – 3, Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa’s […]

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A Concussion Can Have Lasting Effects On Your Driving Ability

The symptoms that follow a concussion are typically seen as a measure of the severity of an injury and how close to recovery a person is. Once the symptoms are gone, common knowledge would suggest a person is healed. However, researchers say that may not be entirely accurate. A growing body of research indicates a […]

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