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Seniors Are Four-Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized For TBI

Seniors Are Four-Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized For TBI

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A recent study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada suggests individuals over 65 are at far higher risk of hospitalization due to traumatic brain injuries. When evaluating data from the Hospital Morbidity Database, the researchers saw a disproportionate number of individuals hospitalized with TBI in Canada were 65 years or older. The age group makes […]

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New Gist-Reasoning Test Helps Predict Daily Functioning For People With TBI

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New research from University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth finds that individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience significantly more difficulty with gist reasoning than traditional cognitive tests, according to the report published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. The findings could greatly improve long-term diagnosis and management for those who […]

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Study Claims Half of Homeless Men Suffered TBI Before Becoming Homeless

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Plenty of previous studies have associated high risks of brain injury with the homeless community, but few have found results as devastating as the findings published yesterday in the journal CMAJ Open. The report found that almost half of homeless men have suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life, and 87 percent […]

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Boston Hospitals Okay TBI Brain Injury Study Without Patient Consent

Boston Hospitals Okay TBI Brain Injury Study Without Patient Consent

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As soon as next month, patients brought to emergency departments at Massachusetts General Hospital or Boston Medical Center to be treated for traumatic brain injuries could be enrolled in a medical study, possibly without consent if they or family are not able to give it. The somewhat controversial trial aims to test whether administering progesterone […]

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Stuck in time and suicide: A link to the brain

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Are the brains of people who think about suicide or attempt to take their lives different? For years we have attributed the feelings of hopelessness and despair associated with suicide to a person’s psychological state. Dr. Georg Northoff, a psychiatrist and medical researcher at the Royal Ottawa Mental Healthy Centre and the University of Ottawa […]

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Football Head Injuries

Football Highlights Concerns About Multiple Mild Brain Injuries

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Concussions while playing football—they just sort of go with the territory, right? Maybe, but there could be dangers in that territory that don’t always get the attention they deserve. While many people might not give a lot of thought to head injuries and football—the rough and tumble nature of the contact sport lends itself to […]

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Suicide Depression and Head Injuries

Depression & Suicide Among Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), patients experience a number of different challenges during the recovery process. In addition to the mental and physical difficulties, patients can experience emotional and behavioral changes. Though it may be difficult to talk about, a lot of patients may have feelings of depression or hopelessness, or even have thoughts […]

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Military Service Man Salutes Injured War Veterans

TBI a ‘Leading Injury’ Among U.S. Soldiers

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Service members and their families have a lot to juggle without having to worry about the challenges they might face when a soldier suffers from a head injury during service. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a growing concern for members of the military and their loved ones due to their quick rise in number […]

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