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Sometimes what seems like a concussion is something else

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The dangers of concussions, caused by traumatic stretching and damage to nerve cells in the brain that lead to dizziness, nausea and headache, has been well documented. But ear damage that is sometimes caused by a head injury has symptoms so similar to the signs of a concussion that doctors may misdiagnose it and administer the wrong treatment.Read full article >>

Children Attack Small Dog, Prompting PETA to Offer Humane Education

Following reports that several children allegedly beat and severely injured a stray dog, leaving her with signs of traumatic brain injury, TeachKind—PETA’s humane-education division—rushed a letter this morning to... The post Children Attack Small Dog, Prompting PETA to Offer Humane Education appeared first on PETA.

Teen Has Miraculous Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury, Believes Divine Intervention Occurred

Taylor Hale’s life was like any other teen’s four years ago. She looked forward to get together with friends after a high school football game. She was a 14-year-old freshman at the time, living in Iowa. “I begged my mom to go,” she stated, according to Yahoo News. Show More Summary

Meet the Woman Who Can No Longer Feel Emotions

A traumatic brain injury six years ago left Leigh Erceg with new mathematical and artistic abilities — and the inability to feel emotions.

Brain Injury Leads to "Accidental Genius"

GMA has a really interesting article about a female rancher in Colorado who suffered a traumatic brain injury and is now an "accidental genius" in art and music. [N]ow she is a gifted artist and poet. She enjoys spending time puzzling over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

After concussions, kids face persistent difficulties with school

New research finds that after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury, nearly 9 in 10 teens who have ongoing concussion symptoms also have academic problems related to headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. And more than three-quarters of those who have yet to recover fully after four...

Public Health Approach to Reducing Traumatic Brain Injury--Update from CDC

Ongoing efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the population impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are documented in the May/June issue of The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

UNDERSTANDING MEMORY. Today, we have advanced prosthetics that can replace limbs with devices of …

UNDERSTANDING MEMORY. Today, we have advanced prosthetics that can replace limbs with devices of uncanny agility, but when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, scientists and physicians have few options. A memory prosthetic would change that. Deadwyler and Hampson believe it’s possible to create a device that will help individuals with brain injuries and memory […]

Traumatic brain injury linked to increased road rage

Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a new study. Serious driver aggression includes: making threats to hurt a fellow driver, passenger or vehicle. Show More Summary

Brain-injured patients need therapies based on cognitive neuroscience

Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research -- and they should be, scientists report. Now, cognitive neuroscientists have identified dozens of brain networks, each of which engages a specific set of brain structures to perform particular tasks. Show More Summary

Women show persistent memory impairment after concussion

Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem affecting cognitive function and quality of life in some individuals.

Is a hole in the head the answer to traumatic brain injury?

An extreme surgical procedure may save lives but the quality of that life is under scrutiny. Clare Wilson joins the surgeons examining if it's worth the risk

This Helmet Protects You From Your GoPro

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last year, former Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher fell while skiing and suffered a traumatic brain injury even though he was wearing a helmet. The culprit? Some sources blame his helmet-mounted GoPro. Now, Sweet Protection has designed the first snow helmet capable of protecting you from your action camera. Read more...

Brain Injury Awareness Day in Washington, D.C.

Last month I attended Brain Injury Awareness Day at our national's capitol in Washington, D.C. My journey began in mid-February when my story, "Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury," was published on The Huffington Post. I had finallyShow More Summary

TV Club: American Crime: “Episode Six”

Of all the scenes in this week’s episode of American Crime, none were as authentic or moving as the one that takes place in Gwen’s hospital room. Still recovering from her traumatic brain injury, Gwen is questioned by an investigator, in the hopes that she can positively identify Carter as the man who attacked her. Show More Summary

Emotional processing deficits linked with white matter damage

Researchers have linked inability to recognize facial affect (emotion) with white matter damage after traumatic brain injury, an important first step toward understanding this emotional processing deficit. Findings indicate a pattern of white matter damage/gray matter atrophy associated with this specific impairment of social cognition after TBI.

Can light therapy help the brain?

An innovative therapy that applies red and near-infrared light to the brain is now being tested for Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD.

On Finding a New Normal With a Brain Injury

Just two weeks after her wedding, Nicole was in a serious motor vehicle crash. Even though she walked away from her totaled vehicle with almost no visible cuts or bruises, she had sustained a traumatic brain injury. At the time of her...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 3/30/15

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: March is Traumatic Brain Injuries Month — Allen Brown, M.D., says the highest risk group is the elderly who most often fall at home. Dr. Brown shares tips on how to provide a safe home environment Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. [TRT 1:03 ] Click […]

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