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Tiny Bumps May Cause Equal Injury To The Brain As Concussions

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A recent study published in the journal Interface adds to the growing body of evidence that it does not require a clinical concussion for hits to the head to cause lasting damage in the brain. Most research on the effect of brain injuries has focused on the impact of relatively big hits which cause clinically […]

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Concussion-Related Migraines Common Among Young Athletes

Concussion-Related Migraines Common Among Young Athletes

Migraine headaches associated with brain injury may be more common among young athletes than currently believed, according to the results of two recent studies. In the first, a survey of 74 high school football players, a third reported having a history of previous concussion and migraines. The second study of 25 children and adolescents with […]

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Concussion Patients With Anxiety or Depression Show Unique Brain Injury Patterns

Concussion Patients With Anxiety or Depression Show Unique Brain Injury Patterns

New research published in the journal Radiology found individuals who experienced anxiety or depression after a concussion have distinct injury patterns, which in some cases resembled those of mental illness not traditionally associated with head trauma. “Mild traumatic brain injury, referred to as ‘concussion,’ affects nearly 3.8 million people in the United States annually,” Lea […]

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Children With Traumatic Brain Injury Experience Persistent Sleep Problems

A small study presented at SLEEP 2015 shows that children who have endured traumatic brain injuries are likely to experience more disturbed sleep patterns and more daytime sleepiness even months after their injury. SLEEP 2015 is the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Kimberly Allen, RN, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing at the […]

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Concussion Recovery Takes More Than Twice As Long As Previously Thought

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury may take longer than previously thought, according to a new study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual Meeting. The findings of the study show it took male athletes an average of 3 to 4 weeks to recover, twice the length of the previously established 7 […]

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Cell Therapy Shown To Improve TBI Treatment In Children

Cell therapy following traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to speedier and better quality recoveries in children according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The study, published in the most recent issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, showed the use of cell therapy can reduce the […]

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TBI In Older Age Increases Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

TBI In Older Age Increases Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Individuals over the age of 55 who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) face an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study recently published in Annals of Neurology. For the study, Raquel C. Gardner, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues used data from inpatient and emergency departments from California […]

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Tracy Morgan Gives First Public Interview Since Traumatic Brain Injury

When Tracy Morgan experienced a traumatic brain injury during a severe traffic accident in June of last year, it was clear he would have a long road to recovery. Now, almost a year later, it is clear that the emotional scars from the tragic accident can be just as difficult to recover from as the […]

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Concussions Plague Pro Bull Riding Despite The Use of Helmets

For bull riders, serious injuries come with the occupation. Still, doctors, riders, and researchers are quickly becoming concerned about just how prevalent brain injuries are within the sport. The Professional Bull Riders’ circuit made several steps over a decade ago to try to limit the number of brain injuries experienced in the sport but many […]

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Could a ‘Smart Bracelet’ Be The Future of TBI Rehabilitation?

  Millions are being spent on research around the globe in hopes of developing the best new tool for managing traumatic brain injury and aiding injured individuals in their recovery, but what if that tool is already on the market. A new study led by Dr. Jordan Hamson-Utley, the Program Director for the Master of […]

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