All posts in 'Brain Injury'

The Dangers of Swimming in your Pool at Home

Posted on July 12th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 3,536 unintentional, non-boating related drownings annually from 2005 to 2014. You may think you are safe at home, but if you have a pool, you must be extra cautious. There were about 10 drownings a day, and one in..
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Eye Test that Screens for mTBI Analyzed

Posted on July 6th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Yesterday we blogged about a simple eye test that could screen for mild traumatic brain injury. This would aid doctors in the diagnosis of a mild traumatic brain injury, which often goes under diagnosed. It’s a simple ten minute eye test that would tell doctors whether or not the person..
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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Screening by A Simple Eye Test

Posted on July 5th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

U.S. Army investigators reported that a simple eye test can screen for mild traumatic brain injury. Study results were presented at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting. Mild traumatic brain injury accounted for more than two-thirds of traumatic brain injury cases in the last fifteen years, according to the U.S...
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Concealing evidence by city lawyers

Posted on June 30th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

By Jennifer Ball In an Associated Press review, the AP revealed instances where city lawyers were concealing evidence, delaying their disclosure, or otherwise subverting evidence in cities such as New York, Baltimore, Denver, and Spokane, according to the Joplin Globe. For example, Shaun Mouzon was injured in Baltimore in 2013 after..
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The Irony of the Matson Trial in Abraham Lincoln’s Life

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The Matson Trial was a significant case in the life and career of Abraham Lincoln, but for a reason one would not expect. The man who would later emancipate the slaves defended a slave owner in the Matson Trial. This does not necessarily mean that he believed in slavery, but..
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Harriet Tubman Suffered a TBI Early In Life

Posted on June 20th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Last week, we wrote about a famous president who had a traumatic brain injury. Next, we will look at another famous person from the same period of history that had a TBI – Harriet Tubman. Early in her life, the teenage Harriet Tubman was on the way to the store..
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Milwaukee Head on collision lands three in hospital

Posted on June 20th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A man was driving the wrong way Sunday on I-43 when he hit a vehicle coming the other way, which contained a woman and her two children, in a Milwaukee head on collision, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The man could face up to 88 years in prison as his blood..
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Learn More About Abraham Lincoln’s TBI

Posted on June 14th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most well-known U.S. presidents of all time. There is one detail about his story that is not that well known. When he was ten years old, he was kicked in the back of the head by a horse or a mule. Consequently, he suffered..
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Digital Journalism: A Look at Its Future

Posted on May 31st, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Digital Journalism In Review By Jennifer Ball I have been blogging about brain injury for about a month now. I have blogged personally about different topics for many years. This particular blog is about the future of digital journalism. Thus, we are not surprised that the New York Times announced..
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One Woman’s Memoir about Brain Injury

Posted on May 25th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Memoir about Brain Injury by Sara Lewis By Jennifer Ball In 1977, Sara E. Lewis, 22 at the time, was in a motor vehicle accident. It was the last day of classes as a senior at William and Mary College. She was accepted to graduate school and was doing clothes..
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