Archive for May, 2010

CA Bill To Prevent Radiation Overdoses During CT Scans

Posted on May 29th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

California is looking to enact a law to protect patients from radiation overdoses from CT scans, which are one of the key tools to detect brain injury. The state Senate last Friday passed a bill, 24 to 5, which mandates that the dose of radiation released during each scan be recorded..
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Texas Tech Regent Asks for Dismissal of Ex-Coach Leach’s Lawsuit

Posted on May 26th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Yet another member of the Texas Tech Board of Regents has asked a judge to dismiss former coach Mike Leach’s lawsuit against him as an individual. This time, on Monday, lawyers for Board of Regents chairman Larry Anders filed documents that rebutted Leach’s attempt to hold individual college officials responsible for the school’s..
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Brain Injuries Keep TBI Patients Up At Night, Study Finds

Posted on May 25th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Adding insomnia to injury, those who suffer from traumatic brain damage may have issues sleeping because they are producing less melatonin, according to a new study. Australian reseachers conducted a sleep experiment where they compared patients who had suffered traumatic brain injury on average 14 months prior to the test with 23 healthy..
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Neck Exercises May Prove To Be The Ounce Of Prevention For Concussions

Posted on May 24th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Here’s a pro-active approach to dealing with potential brain injuries in sports: Prevent them by doing neck-strengthening exercises. Mike Gittleson, who was the University of Michigan’s football strength and conditioning coach for 30 years, believes young athletes should be doing neck-strengthening exercises to protect themselves from brain injuries. In fact, I..
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U.S. Troops Experiencing More Stress Than British In Iraq, Afghanistan Combat

Posted on May 17th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Nobody knows the reason why yet, but American troops who have seen combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering far higher rates of post-traumatic stress than their British counterparts, according to a new study. U.S. troops returning to the United States are seeing rates of PTS in the 10 to 15 percent range,..
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Oregon College Football Player Dies Of Brain Injuries From Scrimmage

Posted on May 10th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Another tragedy has struck a young football player on the field. Dylan Steigers, a 21-year-old Eastern Oregon University football player, died a day after he sustained brain injuries after being struck in the head during a scrimmage Saturday. Steigers, who had been a football star at Sentinel High School in Missoula,, Mont., walked off the field..
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Helicopters, not MRIs, Mark The Greatest Advance In Brain Injury Care

Posted on May 10th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

It would seem quite logical to believe that using helicopters to transport the injured to hospitals would make a dramatic difference in their prognosis and survival. After all, what land vehicle has the mobility and speed of a whirlybird? But at a recent conference in Las Vegas, Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, a professor of emergency medicine at..
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Study: People With Heart Defect More Likely To Have Brain Aneurysms

Posted on May 6th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

In what appears to be an unusual link, those who have a common heart defect may also be more likely to have brain aneurysms, according to a new study published this week in the mediocal journal Neurology. As much as 2 percent of the population is born with bicuspid aortic valve, or..
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