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Tulsa teen making “remarkable progress” after brain injury during high school football game

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A young Tulsa athlete has made “remarkable progress” recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury sustained during a football game between Union and Owasso High School. Union running back Keviyon Cooper had just helped lead his team to a double-overtime victory with perhaps his best game in his young career when he was rushed to […]

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Not every TBI is obvious – a high-school football player is in a coma after a “routine play”

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When people think about traumatic brain injuries in football, they typically imagine highlight reel worthy collisions or spectacular tackles. Few realize even the most routine hits could trigger a life-threatening injury. A California high school football player provided the world with an unfortunate reminder of this reality recently, after he had to be placed in […]

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Army veteran’s TBI recovery led him back to school and into business

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Like many people who experience a serious traumatic brain injury, Army Staff Sgt. Brian Grundtner faced lots of doubt and uncertainty after he fell 50-feet during an airborne training jump. He didn’t know what his recovery would entail or what his life would be like afterward. He certainly didn’t know his path through recovery would […]

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Eye-tracking device may be able to identify dangerous brain swelling

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For many people who experience a traumatic brain injury, the bump to the head is just the start of their problems. The first response of an injured brain is to increase blood flow to the brain, but this causes swelling which can push the brain against the skull and cause even more damage. This “intracranial […]

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TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

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More than half of all service members discharged from the military for misconduct also had an existing brain injury or mental health condition, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). This is particularly concerning because a misconduct discharge can make former service members potentially ineligible to receive health benefits from […]

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Holdenville Athlete Crosses The Stage At Graduation After Serious Brain Injury

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As anyone who has had a concussion knows, a brain injury puts your life on hold. In most cases, it is just for a week or two, as you rest and heal up. But, for others like Holdenville senior Oske Lowe, it can take much longer. Thankfully, it hasn’t stopped him from donning a cap […]

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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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“This is Friggin’ Serious”: Former NFL Running Back Charlie Garner Talks CTE

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Charlie Garner is a former NFL running back who rushed for over 7,000 yards and 39 touchdowns across an 11-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 45-years-old, he is also the latest former professional football player to open up about the effects the sports has had […]

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Disrupted Brain Pathways Could Explain The Difference Between TBI in Men and Women

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Men and women who experience concussions often have similar experiences in many ways. The headaches, nausea, and confusion are almost universal among those who experience a  traumatic brain injury. But, the effects of TBI in men and women can also be very different. Past research has shown women are significantly more likely to develop neuropsychiatric […]

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TBI Can Be Costly, Even Years Later

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The personal costs of traumatic brain injury can be devastating. Disability, mental and emotional changes that can be potentially long-lasting, and relationship strain are just a few ways the injury can affect a person. However, it is often forgotten that the actual monetary cost of TBI can be just a severe for many. A new […]

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