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Physician Competency, But What About Politicians?

The American Medical Association is using age as a factor in deciding when doctors need to hang up their white coats. What about Hillary Clinton, who would be 69 years old if innaugurated and suffered a traumatic brain injury?

Children with TBI have poorer sleep quality, more daytime sleepiness

Children with traumatic brain injuries have poorer sleep and more daytime sleepiness in comparison to healthy children, new research confirms. The children with TBI also had impaired emotional, physical and social functioning when compared to healthy children.

Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Helpful in Traumatic Brain Injury

The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

If You're A Domestic Violence Survivor With Unexplained Symptoms, Read This

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post ran a story on undiagnosed traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors. We received an outpouring of emails from women who suspected they might be suffering from the condition. Here, we...Show More Summary

The Women Who Face More Traumatic Brain Injury Than NFL Players

T hirty years ago, Kerri Walker, now a coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in Phoenix, found herself inexplicably driving down the left side of the road into oncoming traffic. “It felt totally normal,” she said, recalling how she was oblivious to the danger. Show More Summary

The Women Who Face More Traumatic Brain Injury Than NFL Players

last monthNews : Huffington Post

T hirty years ago, Kerri Walker, now a coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in Phoenix, found herself inexplicably driving down the left side of the road into oncoming traffic. “It felt totally normal,” she said, recalling how she was oblivious to the danger. Show More Summary

Lost: Life With Traumatic Brain Injury

Yesterday I got lost driving home. From Target. The Target that I frequently visit. Driving the same route that I always take. Yet, all of a sudden nothing looked familiar and panic set in. Where the heck was I? How did I get here? You see, just over a year ago, I sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Show More Summary

Brain training induces lasting brain, mental health gains for veterans, civilians with brain injury

In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive training. The study was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of cognitive neuroscientists, rehabilitation specialists, and neuroimaging experts.

Wearables may prevent kids and athletes from traumatic brain injuries - Wearable devices that signal parents and coaches of head impact

Sports injuries can prove to be fatal if timely action is not taken. A sudden blow or jolt to head may take a nasty concussion turn whereby the brain loses its ability to act normally. There are several collision sports like football, rugby, volley ball, wrestling, ice hockey or car racing where the athlete remains […]

Rates of Re-Hospitalization for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Higher Than Previously Reported

A new, Ontario-wide study shows that rates of hospital readmission following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are greater than other chronic diseases and injuries and are higher than previously reported.

Sometimes what seems like a concussion is something else

last monthHealth : 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"

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

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

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