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Mindfulness: At The Tipping Point

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Written by: Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, B.Ed, MScOT As a neurological-rehabiliation occupational therapist myself, I am continuously becoming enthusiastic about the evidence based practice of mindfulness that can enhance the quality of our lives. I am more excited, however, not because I’m speaking from a professional’s perspective, but from a personal one. In 2010, I myself sustained […]

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Tips on Applying for Disability Benefits with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Tips on Applying for Disability Benefits with a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Written by Ram Meyyappan If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be able to receive disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The following tips will help you better your chances of being approved for benefits. Make sure you meet the financial eligibility criteria for […]

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JBS International

Barriers impede access to needed post-acute services for individuals with TBI

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Anne Leopold, MSc of JBS International By now, most people, including medical providers, insurance providers, policymakers, and researchers, know that recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a long-term process that begins at the time of the injury. The process can last for many years and usually requires individuals with the TBI to have […]

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How to Evaluate a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

How to Evaluate a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

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By Scott J. Corwin, Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs occurs when the brain experiences significant trauma, resulting in physiological function. TBIs can occur from whiplash injuries or blunt force trauma to the skull. The sudden acceleration and deceleration of the brain against the inside of […]

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Diabetes Drugs Could be Used as Brain Injury Treatments

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Metformin is a widely used diabetes drug, particularly used to treat type-2 diabetes. However, recent experiments indicate that it could also offer benefits to those with nervous system damage. Though no tests have been conducted on humans yet, a series of experiments, first in cultures and then on mice, indicate that the drug promotes the […]

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Michael coss

TBI Rehab: The Courage to Come Back

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Six years ago, Michael Coss was at the top of the world. The salesman had just received a promotion, and purchased a dream house to live in with his wife and two children. He was a natural athlete, excelling at nearly any sport he tried including hockey, golf, baseball and soccer. “I was on Cloud […]

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Was Sgt. Bales’ TBI to Blame for Afghanistan Massacre

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In the middle of the night of March 11, 2012 a U.S. soldier is accused of doing the unthinkable. Sgt. Robert Bales stands accused of walking into the villages of Balandi and Alkozai, near Camp Belamby, where he broke into homes and executed 17 civilians—half of them children. Some of the bodies were set ablaze. […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury May be Linked to PTSD

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On Feb. 15, UCLA life scientists published in the journal Biological Psychiatry a study that reveals a causal link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an increased susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder. The study also suggests that those suffering from even mild TBIs are more likely to develop anxiety disorders. The information confirms the fact […]

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