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Another former NHL player dead at 35

Another former NHL player dead at 35

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Multiple concussions affected Steve Montador, a former NHL player, who was found dead at his Ontario home. Montador, although not known as an enforcer like Derek Boogaard another NHL player who ended his life with alcohol and drugs, Montador was involved in 66 fights on the ice in his 10 year career. Boogaard was involved […]

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Extended Rest May Not Be Better For Children With Concussions

Extended Rest May Not Be Better For Children With Concussions

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Dr. Danny G. Thomas, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, conducted a study involving the amount of rest needed by children who experienced a concussion, but were not admitted to the hospital. The currently used “cocoon” approach has been to restrict the child’s activity, return to school and overall level of […]

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Progesterone Fails in Phase III Trial

Progesterone Fails in Phase III Trial

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Progesterone has joined the long list of failed agents which have been tested to determine if they could mitigate the effects of brain injury. Dr. Donald Stein and his team at Emory University have worked for many years on the study in Phase I and Phase II trials, only to experience failure in the Phase […]

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The faces and voices of brain injury

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I came across this YouTube video produced by the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. I found the video provided real voices of people living with brain injury and their family members to talk about brain injury and how it has affected their lives. I know that the readers of NeuroNotes are familiar with brain injury […]

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What family members face when a loved one has a brain injury

What family members face when a loved one has a brain injury

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Carolyn Gan, from Toronto, is an accomplished family therapist and expert in helping people with brain injuries and their families pick up the pieces of their lives. In a short video available on BrainLine.org and YouTube, Ms. Gan talks to families about personality and behavior changes experienced by the person and the effects of what […]

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College football: concussion or confusion with the truth

College football: concussion or confusion with the truth

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On September 27th, University of Michigan quarterback, Shane Morris, suffered a severe hit late in the game against the University of Minnesota. Morris, who was obviously shaken and confused by the hit was initially not removed from the game, but later left but then returned to play. ESPN coverage was shocked over his return to […]

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Protect your brain!

Protect your brain!

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This short video on the value of helmets in sports says it all with few words. Its worth watching and sharing with your family and friends. Click here to see the video.    

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NFL attempts to dodge brain injury settlement

NFL attempts to dodge brain injury settlement

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The NFL is trying to dodge their responsibility to the players living with brain injury through creating twists and turns to the structure of the settlement and the available payouts. The rules they have created for the application process would be daunting to a person without a brain injury and may be near impossible for […]

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A Story of Recovery

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Its not often that a tragic story about brain injury and disability has a positive ending, but The Telegraph ran a story about Simon Lewis who experienced a devastating brain injury in a horrific car accident which killed his wife and he was mistaken for dead with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 at the […]

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A Tale of Psychosurgery and Amnesia

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I normally would have passed over reading this blog, but the subject caught my eye about  psychosurgery and amnesia, so I began to read an excerpt from Sam Kean’s new book, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, which I found on longreads.com. The story is fascinating in terms of an unfortunate surgical discovery of the […]

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