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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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High Rates of Veterans Struggle With TBI-Related Uncontrollable Laughing and Crying

Traumatic brain injury may be called the signature injury of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but that doesn’t mean we understand the cause and effects of the injury better than other common injuries for soldiers. We are only now beginning to notice the true toll of brain injuries as the [...]

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First Soccer and Rugby Players Diagnosed With CTE

Repeated brain injuries is a big topic of concern for organized sports right now. While the NFL gets the spotlight for denying the seriousness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, reports are coming out detailing the dangers of bouncing a ball of your head repeatedly, or playing an intense close-contact sport. Earlier this month chronic traumatic encephalopathy, [...]

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Michael Schumacher Showing Signs of Improvement

Michael Schumacher Showing Signs of Improvement

We have been following the story of Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend who suffered a severe brain injury while skiing in the French Alps in December, but there has been very little news. After nearly two months in a medically induced coma, doctors began trying to awaken Schumacher a couple weeks ago. Since they [...]

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Is a New Type of Cell Responsible for the Link Between TBI and Epilepsy?

Is a New Type of Cell Responsible for the Link Between TBI and Epilepsy?

The connection between epilepsy and traumatic brain injury has been strongly verified, but researchers have yet to discover what the cause of the link is. It is believed that damage to the brain’s protective covering known as the blood-brain barrier could be play a significant role in triggering epilepsy following a brain injury, but a [...]

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