All posts tagged 'traumatic brain injury'

Storyteller Lethan Candlish, One Of TBI’s Most Eloquent Voices

Posted on August 30th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Lethan Candlish is a survivor of traumatic brain injury, a professional story teller, a friend and a collaborator in one of my most important life projects. Lethan spends part of his time traveling around the country telling riveting stories that he has collected from fellow TBI survivors — as well..
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Obama Unveils National Plan On Traumatic Brain Injury, Vets

Posted on August 11th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Addressing the Disabled American Veterans group, President Obama Saturday offered details on his National Research Action Plan to prevent and treat traumatic brain injury (TBI). http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/10/fact-sheet-obama-administration-s-work-honor-our-military-families-and-v Much of the president’s initiative on TBI and mental health has to do with the treatment of veterans, as his administration claims that meeting..
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One Kid Seen Every 3 Minutes For Sports-Related Concussions

Posted on August 7th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A new study by Safe Kids Worldwide found that 163,670 children were treated in emergency rooms last year for sports-related concussions, or one child every three minutes. The analysis also found that 47 percent of these concussions were sustained by youths 12 to 15 years old. http://natmonitor.com/2013/08/06/kids-injured-playing-sports-once-every-25-seconds-study-finds/ All in all,..
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Parents Sue Air Ambulance Over Brain-Damaged Son

Posted on August 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The Canadian parents of a toddler who was left brain damaged following a Shock Trauma Air Response Society (STARS) ambulance flight have filed suit against the service and several of its medical personnel, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/lawsuit-over-childs-brain-death-217881471.html Emily Moar and Blair Campbell filed the action in response..
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Fla. Family Of Brain-Injured Teen Sue Man Who Shot Her

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The family of an Orlando teen is suing the man who shot her in the head, leaving her with permanent traumatic brain injury, according to WFTV. http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/family-girl-left-brain-damage-suing-man-convicted-/nY9Qn/ The lawsuit was filed in Orange County, Fla., by the relatives of Danielle Sampson,16, and names Tyrone Mosby as the defendant. Mosby was..
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Defense Dept. Closes Two Traumatic Brain Injury Centers

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

This is not a good thing: The Department of Defense has shuttered several facilities that treat veterans and active service members for traumatic brain injury (TBI). With so-called sequestration cutting into the department’s budget this year, it appears that TBI centers that have small patient volume and are relatively costly..
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Conn. Woman Gets $2.5 Million Settlement For TBI

Posted on July 26th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A Connecticut woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during an accident where a municipal van crashed into her car has received a $2.5 million settlement, according to the Connecticut Law Journal. http://www.ctlawtribune.com/PubArticleCT.jsp?id=1202612651862&thepage=1 Donna Antczak, a 62-year-old Waterford resident, was driving to a BJ’s Wholesale Club the morning of..
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Falling TV Sets Pose A Real Danger To Children

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Virtually everyone has a TV set, and who knew how much of a safety risk it is for kids. More than 17,000 children, or one child every 30 minutes,  are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for a TV-related injury, according to a study published online Monday by the..
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Wisconsin Vietnam Vets Wanted For TBI-Alzheimer’s Study

Posted on July 19th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be one of roughly 20 sites participating in a U.S. Department of Defense study of the possible link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam vets as they get older, according to the The Cambridge News.  The..
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Hockey Player Blake Geoffrion Exits Sport After Brain Injury

Posted on July 15th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Hockey player Blake Geoffrion has gotten religion after sustaining a brain injury: The 25-year-old announced his retirement Monday, according to USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/canadiens/2013/07/15/blake-geoffrion-montreal-retirement-head-injury-ahl-game/2518879/ A former Predators forward, Geoffrion told the newspaper that the risks, and dangers, of suffering  another brain injury are too great to continue doing the sport. Last..
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