Tag Archives | traumatic brain injury

More Parents Are Receiving Concussion Education But Its Mileage May Vary

It is a huge sign of progress that it is commonplace for parents of children involved in athletics to be asked to be provided some form of education about concussions, but some forms of education make parents feel more confident about their child’s’ participation than others according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott [...]

Read full story

House of Representatives Approves Bill To Improve Veteran Access To TBI Treatment

Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would grant veterans access to better treatment for traumatic brain injuries. The bill was introduced by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) who said he aimed to improve the services offered to veterans and increase reporting requirements. “We always pray that our veterans return home in good [...]

Read full story

U.S. Department of Defense Shares a Guide To Returning Children To School After a Concussion

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Care Center in Silver Spring, Md., released a 26-page guide this week which seeks to offer practical advice on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and well as information on treatment and recovery. The Parent’s Guide to Returning Your Child to School After a Concussion also [...]

Read full story
Aggression

Does Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Really Make People More Violent?

If you look at any list of symptoms for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeated brain injuries, you are fairly likely to see violent outbursts among others such as cognitive decline, memory problems, and mood changes such as depression or anxiety. It seems fair enough, as many of the professional athletes [...]

Read full story
Brain CTE

An Experimental Compound May Help Doctors Differentiate CTE From Alzheimer’s

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeat traumatic brain injuries, is currently only able to be diagnosed post-mortem, but a new method of neuroimaging may be able to identify it in living people. A case study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC [...]

Read full story
drager-alcotest-6510-dot-approval-evidential-breathalyzer

Can a Breathalyzer Type Test Detect Brain Injuries?

One of the most persistent issues following the heightened focus on preventing and better treating brain injuries, both in and outside of sports, is the lack of objective test to diagnose the condition. While multiple groups of researchers have created potential objective means of diagnosing the condition, none have come to fruition and the only [...]

Read full story
Michael Schumacher Allowed To Return Home After Severe Brain Injuries

Michael Schumacher Allowed To Return Home After Severe Brain Injuries

In December of last year, Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher was rushed to a hospital in Grenoble, France after experiencing severe head injuries in a skiing accident. We shared what little public information has been available during his long recovery, which included months in a medically induced coma. Many believed the head injuries could be [...]

Read full story
treatment_with_xenon_gas_after_a_head_injury

Researchers Find New Potential Treatment For Secondary Brain Damage From TBI

A new study may have found a previously undiscovered treatment to reduce brain damage following brain injuries according to findings published in Critical Care Medicine. While the primary injury from traumatic brain injuries are dangerous and may have long-term implications, the secondary is often the source of some of the most severe brain damage. The [...]

Read full story
The NFL Releases Study Claiming Concussion Rates are Falling

The NFL Releases Study Claiming Concussion Rates are Falling

With so much scrutiny on the NFL’s every decision, it makes sense that the league would be in a rush to share their annual Health and Safety report which says concussions decreased overall during the 2013 season. The report says concussions are down 13-percent from the previous year and the number of concussions coming from [...]

Read full story

More Evidence Indicates a Disparity In Treatment Outcomes For Minorities

Several recent studies have brought issues of class, gender, and ethnicity into the conversation about traumatic brain injury treatment and care, and a new study has added further evidence to a disparity in level of care based on non-medical factors. The most recent study, published in Neurorehabilitation, found that minorities see lower success rates in [...]

Read full story