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How To Help An Employee Return To The Workplace After Traumatic Brain Injury

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When an employee has a brain injury, it can be difficult for an employer to know exactly what they need to do to accommodate their employee’s needs. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, an employee may just need a few days off. Or, they may need significant changes to their work environment and […]

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New Model Predicts Outcome For Older Individuals With TBI

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often thought of as a “young person’s injury” because of its links with sports and dangerous activities. But, TBI also happens in homes and on roads – during falls, car crashes, and other accidents. Because of this, the injury is also common among older individuals. Unfortunately, the majority of TBI […]

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

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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

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  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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Photographer Tells His Story of TBI Recovery Through Pictures

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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