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A Record Number of Teens Are Being Diagnosed With Concussions

A Record Number of Teens Are Being Diagnosed With Concussions

The number of concussion diagnoses made every year has reached record highs in the past few years, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The numbers suggest the increase in concussion awareness and new regulations in sports organizations have led to better monitoring and fewer missed brain injuries among athletes. The […]

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Disabled Lives Matter

Disabled Lives Matter

Much comparison has been made of the shootings this week in Tulsa and Charlotte. In both deaths of Terance Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott by police this week, the factor of disability ties these events together. In Tulsa it was vision and hearing loss, and in Charlotte, it was brain injury. In the video of […]

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What Parents Need To Know About Concussions

What Parents Need To Know About Concussions

As the fall sports season kicks into high gear, you can expect to see some stunning throws, unbelievable catches, and devastating hits in high school and college football stadiums across the country. Unfortunately, those brutal clashes mean you can also expect to see concussions. Concussion education efforts have helped raise awareness of concussions in sports, […]

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On the Road Again: Our Fall Conference Schedule

On the Road Again: Our Fall Conference Schedule

The start of the 2016 fall conference season will take staff members from the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital throughout the United States and into Canada. Dr. Rolf B. Gainer will present “Loss of Self: The Task of Building a New Identity,” at the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) conference in Sioux […]

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Do Higher Altitudes Reduce Concussion Risk? This Study Says No

While recent research has shed a great deal of light onto the mechanisms underlying concussions, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding the common brain injuries. A new study set out to dispel one such misleading claim that playing sports at higher altitudes reduces athletes’ risk of concussions. As the findings published this month […]

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Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

Even mild traumatic brain injuries early in a person’s life can have profound long-term effects according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The report says children who experience traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including mild TBI, are significantly more likely to develop long-term psychological and social problems. The study, led by Seena […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives a Glimpse Into TBI Rehabilitation

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives a Glimpse Into TBI Rehabilitation

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been very public about his most recent brain injury from the beginning. After announcing that he would be sitting out of a major race due to concussion symptoms, the racer has been chronicling and sharing his recovery with the world. Another eye chart. You hold this a foot from your face. […]

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The Hurtful Things You Hear When You Live With Traumatic Brain Injury

The Hurtful Things You Hear When You Live With Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries have been called ‘invisible injuries’ because they are effectively invisible on the outside. While a person may be struggling with memory loss, confusion, mood swings, headaches, nausea, and many more problems, they still look normal to the rest of the world. There is no bruise or bandage to show they are still […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Concussion Shows Not Every Brain Injury Looks Alike

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned a reputation for being one of the most progressive and aware NASCAR drivers when it comes to brain injuries. While many drivers largely ignore the danger of brain injuries in the sport, Earnhardt has made headlines for sitting out of big races when his health was in jeopardy. Earnhardt recently […]

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New Wave of Athletes Come Forward About Concussions In a Sport You Wouldn’t Expect

Written by Tyven Gabriner In the sports community, the topic of concussions has been increasingly gaining traction as more and more athletes have come forward about their struggles with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). I have seen many athletes on the news, like Eugene Monroe, retire from the NFL to avoid brain injury. After reading a New […]

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