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Expert Shares Pre-Season Tips For Preventing Sports-Related Concussions

Expert Shares Pre-Season Tips For Preventing Sports-Related Concussions

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As the start of school draws near, so does the fall athletic season. Before student-athletes hit the field for pre-season practice, it is essential they receive a thorough education to protect their brains and long-term health. “Practice is the common time when athletes suffer concussions,” Dr. Hallie Zwibel, acting director for New York Institute of […]

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Craig Phillips Creates a Spark of Hope

Craig Phillips Creates a Spark of Hope

Our friend, Craig Phillips, has contributed a lot of inspiration to our blog and his e-books and website are a regular staple in our Resources section.  Craig openly shares his story of living with the effects of a traumatic brain injury sustained when he was a child and his redefining of his life.  Recently, Craig […]

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Despite The Claims, There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Concussion Pill’

Despite The Claims, There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Concussion Pill’

Over the past week, TV and online news have been abuzz about a “concussion pill” that can almost magically heal brain injuries. Perhaps you’ve seen this report or this recent article from Mashable that are being shared across social media, but unfortunately just under the incredible headline claims lies the truth – such a treatment […]

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5 Ways to Make Rehab Last

Written by Dan Harren There’s a problem with brain injury rehab that isn’t talked about very much. Durability of outcomes: Often in-patient programs will see clients perform well in the controlled setting of a rehab facility only to find that they have a lot of trouble when they return home. Old problems return and the […]

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Study Identifies Brain Networks Affected By TBI and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are both devastating conditions linked with high disability and suicide rates. In the past, the two unique conditions were often confused because they share similar symptoms and often co-occur. While recent research has confirmed the separate and unique attributes of these conditions, as well as some […]

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Get The Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries [Infographic]

While it can be easy to think of traumatic brain injuries as just an injury affecting football players and veterans, it is important to remember TBI is much more widespread. Each year over 1.7 million people experience traumatic brain injuries. Over 52,000 of those individuals die and 275,000 individuals are hospitalized for their injuries. Traumatic […]

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Memory Retraining For TBI May Affect Brain Activity

Memory Retraining For TBI May Affect Brain Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation suggests the cerebral activity in the brain changes significantly following memory retraining in individuals with traumatic brain injury. The TBI-MEM trial, conducted by researchers from the Kessler Foundation, is the first to show that a common treatment to help individuals with TBI manage symptoms […]

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Seniors Are Four-Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized For TBI

Seniors Are Four-Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized For TBI

A recent study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada suggests individuals over 65 are at far higher risk of hospitalization due to traumatic brain injuries. When evaluating data from the Hospital Morbidity Database, the researchers saw a disproportionate number of individuals hospitalized with TBI in Canada were 65 years or older. The age group makes […]

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Neuroimaging Study Claims To Distinguish TBI From PTSD

Researchers claim to have found key differences between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by comparing more than 20,000 brain scans. TBI and PTSD have been notoriously difficult to distinguish from each other because they share many symptoms. “This discovery is breakthrough information for anyone diagnosed with either TBI or PTSD or […]

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New Brain Injury Assessment Tool Gets Cleared By The FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new handheld medical device used to assess brain injuries soon after they happen. The Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA in May 2015 to assist clinicians in evaluating mildly-presenting brain injury patients. The device was developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material […]

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