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S100-B Protein Levels Help Detect Minor Brain Trauma

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An observational study at a teaching hospital in France recently found that measuring the levels of a protein called S100-B could help screen people for minor brain injuries. Typically, computed tomography (CT) scans can be used to detect brain injuries, but the price, exposure to radiation, and underwhelming detection skills (CT scans appear to detect […]

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NIH and DOD Building a TBI Database

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According to a recent article from HealthcareIT News, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD) are building a central database for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Essentially, the idea is to pool together research from different studies on TBIs in order gain a better understanding of TBIs, promote better research, enhance medical […]

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Soldiers, Suicide and TBI

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Though we’ve seen greater effort to address traumatic brain injuries and suicide rates of military personnel in the past several years, TIME magazine recently reported that there were 32 suspected suicides by service members in July—a record high since the Army began releasing the data two years ago. Additionally, back in January, Congress.org reported that […]

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Students and TBI

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Students’ least favorite time of year is upon us: the end of summer. While the back-to-school jitters are in full swing for most, students with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may be returning to school with many cognitive problems, such as memory and information processing, which will make classroom learning more difficult. As a result, these […]

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