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Sleep and brain injury recovery

Does Improving Sleep Lead To Improved Brain Injury Recovery?

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Though the link is poorly understood, brain injuries and an increase in problems with sleep often go hand-in-hand. Now, a new study suggests improvements in sleep problems could be a useful metric for assessing how far along a person’s recovery from a brain injury is. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, recovery […]

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Brain Injury Rehab: Are we thinking long-term?

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Written by Dan Harren TBI rehab is hard stuff. 10-plus years in, and I still find myself failing, learning, and moving forward. I’ve been thinking about success a lot lately, and what it means to be successful in rehab – from a client’s perspective (and thus from the treatment provider’s perspective). Here’s a bit of […]

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NeuroNotes welcomes Dan Harren

NeuroNotes welcomes Dan Harren

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Dan Harren is joining NeuroNotes as a guest blogger. Dan is the Business Development Manager for Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO), our sister facility in Toronto. He brings a background in brain injury rehabilitation for individuals with severe brain injuries and a dual diagnosis in hospital, residential and outreach settings through NRIO and other […]

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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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Rolf B. Gainer discusses family caregivers with Dr. Gordon Atherley

Rolf B. Gainer discusses family caregivers with Dr. Gordon Atherley

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Dr. Rolf B. Gainer discussed what family caregivers go through when caring for a loved one with severe brain injury in a recent interview conducted by Dr. Gordon Atherley.  Dr. Gordon Atherley founded Family Caregivers Unite!, a social media project in 2010.  He uses his live internet talk radio show to connect with caregivers and […]

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Schumacher moves to rehab: The long road back

Schumacher moves to rehab: The long road back

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Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 champion, has emerged from his long coma and moved into a rehabilitation center at University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Schumacher sustained a severe brain injury from a fall in a skiing accident and has been in a medically sustained coma. During his hospitalization in Grenoble, France there has been […]

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Vegetative State: Can we measure the potential for change?

Vegetative State: Can we measure the potential for change?

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When we hear the term “vegetative state” we commonly think of a person who has experienced a brain injury of such magnitude where a return to consciousness is unlikely. A recent study conducted by Steven Laureys, MD, PhD and his colleagues of the University of Liege in Belgium shows that enhanced imaging methodology offers a […]

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Why Are Brain Injury Patients Put Into Medically-Induced Comas?

Why Are Brain Injury Patients Put Into Medically-Induced Comas?

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When Michael Schumacher recently suffered a severe brain injury while skiing, he arrived at the French hospital already in a coma. Schumacher is likely to remain in the coma for at least a few more days, and possibly much longer. Doctors are also keeping his body temperature near hypothermia levels. It might seem strange at […]

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Michael Schumacher, Formula One Icon, In Coma Following Brain Injury While Skiing

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Over the weekend the most successful Formula One racer in history, Michael Schumacher, suffered a traumatic brain injury that has him fighting for his life. While skiing in the French Alpine resort of Meribel with his son on Sunday, Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock. The fall was enough to shatter the […]

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