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Researchers Claim Breakthrough In TBI Treatment Using Near Infrared Lasers

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Researchers have been seeking an effective direct treatment for the symptoms that follow traumatic brain injuries, but so far have come up short. Currently, the best practice for recovering from concussions and TBI include rest and relaxation, but a study published recently in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment is hailing a new treatment as […]

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Survey Shows Half of American Adults Are Misinformed About Concussions

Survey Shows Half of American Adults Are Misinformed About Concussions

As students return to the classroom, student-athletes are also preparing to hit the field for the fall sports season. These young athletes rely on their parents and coaching staff to prepare them and help protect them from concussions and traumatic brain injuries, but new data from Abbott’s Concussion IQ Survey shows a large number of […]

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Adults With History of TBI Have Higher Chance of ADHD Diagnosis

Adults With History of TBI Have Higher Chance of ADHD Diagnosis

Recent research has indicated that children who experience traumatic brain injury are at heightened risk of attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, and now new research published today in the Journal of Psychiatric Research has found adults with a history of TBI face similar risks. The study found a “significant association” between adults who have experienced TBI at […]

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Study Links Childhood TBI With Long-Term Attention Problems

Study Links Childhood TBI With Long-Term Attention Problems

Past research has found an association between moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and attention issues, but a new study shows even mild TBI – including concussions – may contribute to long-term problems with attention in children. The study, published online Aug. 3 in the journal Pediatrics, found children between 6- and 13-years old […]

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Expert Shares Pre-Season Tips For Preventing Sports-Related Concussions

Expert Shares Pre-Season Tips For Preventing Sports-Related Concussions

As the start of school draws near, so does the fall athletic season. Before student-athletes hit the field for pre-season practice, it is essential they receive a thorough education to protect their brains and long-term health. “Practice is the common time when athletes suffer concussions,” Dr. Hallie Zwibel, acting director for New York Institute of […]

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Craig Phillips Creates a Spark of Hope

Craig Phillips Creates a Spark of Hope

Our friend, Craig Phillips, has contributed a lot of inspiration to our blog and his e-books and website are a regular staple in our Resources section.  Craig openly shares his story of living with the effects of a traumatic brain injury sustained when he was a child and his redefining of his life.  Recently, Craig […]

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Despite The Claims, There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Concussion Pill’

Despite The Claims, There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Concussion Pill’

Over the past week, TV and online news have been abuzz about a “concussion pill” that can almost magically heal brain injuries. Perhaps you’ve seen this report or this recent article from Mashable that are being shared across social media, but unfortunately just under the incredible headline claims lies the truth – such a treatment […]

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5 Ways to Make Rehab Last

Written by Dan Harren There’s a problem with brain injury rehab that isn’t talked about very much. Durability of outcomes: Often in-patient programs will see clients perform well in the controlled setting of a rehab facility only to find that they have a lot of trouble when they return home. Old problems return and the […]

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Study Identifies Brain Networks Affected By TBI and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are both devastating conditions linked with high disability and suicide rates. In the past, the two unique conditions were often confused because they share similar symptoms and often co-occur. While recent research has confirmed the separate and unique attributes of these conditions, as well as some […]

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Get The Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries [Infographic]

While it can be easy to think of traumatic brain injuries as just an injury affecting football players and veterans, it is important to remember TBI is much more widespread. Each year over 1.7 million people experience traumatic brain injuries. Over 52,000 of those individuals die and 275,000 individuals are hospitalized for their injuries. Traumatic […]

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