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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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Trevor Gavin's TBI Recovery

Photographer Tells His Story of TBI Recovery Through Pictures

Every story of traumatic brain injury may include some similar themes, such as cognitive issues, long recoveries, and a lot of quiet resting. But, every story is also unique. Trevor Gavin shows this through vivid pictures that document every step of his journey from traumatic brain injury to recovery. In March 2016, Gavin experienced a […]

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Physical Activity May Help Children Recover From a Concussion

The most common recommendation you will hear after a concussion is “get some rest,” but a growing body of evidence suggests rest may not be best after all. A new study from the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Concussion Team suggests that concussed children who completely remove themselves from activity actually experience worse symptoms that last […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Race Following Lengthy Concussion Recovery

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Race Following Lengthy Concussion Recovery

After missing 18 races because of long-lasting concussion symptoms, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has officially been cleared to race in the 2017 season. Earnhardt completed a test drive at Darlington Raceway with no symptoms, clearing him to compete again. “I feel great, and I’m excited to officially be back,” Earnhardt said in a Thursday […]

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Anemia Could Lead To Poorer Outcomes After TBI

There are many factors that can determine whether a person is likely to experience a positive outcome after experiencing traumatic brain injury (TBI), and more are being found on a regular basis. According to a study recently published in World Neurosurgery, one of those factors may be a person’s history with anemia. The findings suggest […]

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Full Concussion Recovery May Take Years For Kids

Full Concussion Recovery May Take Years For Kids

Past research has made it clear that younger athletes take significantly longer to recover than their older counterparts, but a new study suggests it may take much more time than previously thought before they recover entirely. According to findings from York University, it can take up to two years before athletes between the ages of […]

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Rest Is Still Best For Concussion Recovery

Rest Is Still Best For Concussion Recovery

Rest and relaxation remains the best response to a concussion or traumatic brain injury, according to the findings of a recent study from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). The study, published in the March 2016 issue of American Journal of Pathology, shows that more than 24 hours of rest is “critical” to allowing the brain […]

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Advanced Imaging Detects Slowed Blood Flow Following Concussion

Advanced Imaging Detects Slowed Blood Flow Following Concussion

An advanced imaging technique may be able to detect signs of brain injury, even after symptoms have subsided, according to a recent findings presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. A team of researchers led by Dr. Yang Wang, an associate professor of radiology at the Medical College […]

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Genetics May Make Concussion Recovery More Difficult

When you experience a concussion, few things are certain. You are likely, but not guaranteed to experience a number of symptoms, and they may come on immediately or develop over the course of a few days. Adding even more uncertainty to the mix, the time it takes to recover from a concussion can take anywhere […]

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