Archive for August, 2010

Sad Bottom Line On Alzheimer’s Disease Remains The Same: No Cure

Posted on August 30th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

 There has been news in recent weeks of two tests that appear to positively identify Alzheimer’s disease long before its symptoms appear: PET scans of Alzheimer’s plaque in the brain and tests of spinal fluid.   But as The New York Times pointed out in a Page One story Sunday, scientists still don’t..
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Pioneer Brain Surgeon’s Brain Collection Wins Display At Yale

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

Dr. Harvey Cushing was one of America’s first neurosurgeons, a pioneer. He collected hundreds of diseased brains, stored in jars, as part of his research. And that important collection, which demonstrates the rise of neurosurgery, is now ensconced at Yale University. But that important scientific collection was almost lost, according to a story in the..
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Father Files Class Action Suit Over Alleged Maryland Cancer Cluster

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Randy White is fighting the good fight. White lost his daughter to brain cancer, and he believes he knows what, and who, is to blame. That’s why he’s started a class action suit against Fort Detrick in Maryland, which he alleges created a cancer cluster by polluting the area’s water with lethal Agent Orange,..
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Suggested TV Viewing: ‘Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do’

Posted on August 20th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The  Brain Injury Association of America recommends that you tune in to ABC’s “Nightline Prime,” and its series  “Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do,” which debuted Thursday night. The four-part series tackles topics such as  the brain in love, brain and violence and the brain and food. For times and listings and to..
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NY Giants Not Taking Chances On Quarterback Manning’s Head Injury

Posted on August 18th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

I have to applaud the New York Giants for how thorough the team is being checking out whether quarterback Eil Manning has a concussion. Manning got an ugly, bloody gash on the side of his head Monday night in a collision while playing against the New York Jets at the team’s first..
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Doctors Preserve Utah Man’s Skull By Putting It On Ice While His Brain Swelling Goes Down

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

Doctors actually froze the skull of a 25-year-old Utah man who sustained traumatic brain injury in a longboarding accident, according to Fox News.   http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,599652,00.html The patient, Kyle Johnson, had 10 fractures in his skull from his accident, which happened when he and his friend decided to go longboarding down a..
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Mets Rethink Concussion Protocol After Outfielder Sustains Brain Injury From Whiplash

Posted on August 16th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

 The New York Mets learned a valuable lesson from outfielder Jason Bay and his recent brain injury: Concussions aren’t just caused by hitting your head. And as a result, the team may change its protocol for dealing with suspected brain trauma, The New York Times reported Monday. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/sports/baseball/16bay.html?_r=1&ref=sports Last month..
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NYC Paramedics Using Cardiac Cooling Therapy to Prevent Brain Damage

Posted on August 12th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

It’s long been known that cooling a body down can help slow brain injury. And as part of an ongoing pilot program, New York City paramedics are now using a new treatment, based on the cooling phenomenon, to prevent cardiac arrest patients from sustaining brain damage. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/03/nyregion/03cardiac.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion The new cooling therapy, called therapeutic hypothermia, entails decreasing..
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Steelers Fans Welcome Back Roethlisberger With Cheers, Not Jeers

Posted on August 1st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers fans are either very forgiving, have short memories or approve of taking advantage of young drunk women in the bathrooms of bars. In any event, the fans welcomed shamed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger –  some even seeking his autograph – back to team practice with cheers and open arms Saturday, according to..
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