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New App Helps Medical Professionals Predict TBI Mortality Risk

While the market is being flooded with apps intended to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries as quickly and accurately as possible, Hyperexis has released an app called TBI Prognosis which offers a unique function many health professionals may find helpful. The app calculates the predicted mortality for traumatic brain injury patients at 14 days and [...]

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Approve Experimental Treatment to Veteran TBI Patients

Oklahoma legislators have approved a bill that would give free access to hyperbaric oxygen treatment to any Oklahoma veteran who has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, but experts on brain injuries are still attempting to uncover whether the therapy can actually produce the miraculous results many of its proponents claim. One of the biggest [...]

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How Long Does Postconcussive Syndrome Last?

Without fail, one of the first questions any person diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury asks is when they will be better. It is natural to want to know how long it takes to heal, but unfortunately brain injuries aren’t so straightforward. While some people may bounce back from a mild traumatic brain injury in [...]

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Youth Brain Injuries Increase Risk of Behavioral and Psychological Problems

Youth Brain Injuries Increase Risk of Behavioral and Psychological Problems

Just this week we reported on a study that indicates brain injuries in children can significantly damage the child’s social skills, which may partially explain the findings of another recent report. The most recent study found that teenagers who have had a traumatic brain injury were at a notably increased risk of being bullied, attempting [...]

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Scans May Predict Vegetative State Recovery Chances In Brain Injury Patients

Doctors claim to have found a new way to assess the condition of patients in a vegetative state as the result of a severe brain injury. Most notably, the new “hidden levels of consciousness” may reliably indicate the likelihood of a patient to emerge from their unresponsive state. In a hospital trial, brain scans using [...]

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More Student-Athletes are Following Concussion Guidelines

More Student-Athletes are Following Concussion Guidelines

The vast majority of recent studies on school-age athletes and brain injuries have been worrisome. Last year, one study reported that nearly half of all high school athletes claimed they would purposefully not report concussion symptoms if it would keep them in competition, and another Canadian study claimed that one in five students have suffered [...]

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How Reliable Are Concussion Apps?

How Reliable Are Concussion Apps?

A huge number of app developers have found their names in headlines recently, as each week seems to bring another app that claims to be able to diagnose concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Some of these apps and systems, like the well-known ImPACT system, are being used on sidelines across the country to diagnose sports-related [...]

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Concussions Are More Serious Than You Probably Think

It is crazy to think that just a few years ago a mild traumatic brain injury was considered an insignificant injury. Concussions are common in sports and athletes were raised in a culture that told them that “getting your bell rung” is just a part of the game. We’ve made great advancements in the short [...]

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National Brain Injury Awareness Month – Resources For the Rest of the Year

National Brain Injury Awareness Month – Resources For the Rest of the Year

Today marks the last day of the annual National Brain Injury Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the injury sustained by an estimated 1.7 million children in the United States alone each year. Traumatic brain injury shouldn’t be thought of as a military or NFL injury. TBI affects more people who [...]

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Study Claims Almost a Third of MMA Fights End in Concussions

It is no surprise that concussions are common for mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. It is a sport built around fighting after all. But, you may be surprised by just how common a new study out of Canada says they are. According to one of the first scientific reviews of MMA’s concussion-related risks, MMA fighters [...]

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