Archive for October, 2010

New Jersey Girl Rebounds After Arrow Pierces Her Brain

Posted on October 31st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Ariana McGuire is doing pretty well for someone who was shot in the face with an arrow. The Star-Ledger of Newark on Friday did a Page One profile of Ariana, an 8-year-old girl who was accidentally hit by an arrow by a boy who was practicing  archery in a backyard. The arrow..
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Diabetic Wins $17.5 Million For Brain Injuries After Denied Insulin

Posted on October 21st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

 A jury awarded a diabetic man, who suffered severe brain damage after being denied his insulin while incarcerated, Tuesday won a $17.5 million judgment against New York City, the New York Daily News reported.  Jose Vargas, 43, was so disabled that he was baredly aware that the jury found in..
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Paralyzed Rutgers Football Player Awaits Prognosis On Spinal Injuries

Posted on October 19th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since he crashed into an Army player in a game Saturday. The question now is will the defensive tackle remain immobile.  A Page One story in The Star-Ledger Tuesday vividly described the incident that lead to the young player’s spine injury,..
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Conference Will Ponder Concussions, Body Checks And Youth Hockey

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

The topic of safety and the sport of ice hockey is on the agenda Tuesday at a medical conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., according to The New York Times. The confab will include representatives spanning the National Hockey League to youth leagues, and they will talk about recommendations..
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Jury Is Still Out On Army’s New Brain Injury Test

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

Our national newspaper, USA Today, wrote a story last week about the U.S. Army “discovering” a simple blood test that can diagnose mild traumatic brain injury. The test is described as a huge breakthrough, a potential “milestone in brain-injury care.” As someone who has spent their career as an advocate..
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Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler Is Benched With Concussion

Posted on October 9th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

A concussion is keeping another pro football player off the field this weekend.  After getting sacked nine times in last week’s game against the New York Giants, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler won’t be playing in his team’s game against the Panthers Sunday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Cutler was checked..
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How Handwriting Can Bolster The Brain

Posted on October 5th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

 Maybe those Catholic school nuns were wiser than we thought. Handwriting is important, a skill that “is a major building block to learning,” according to a story Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. Headlined “How Handwriting Trains The Brain,” the article says that researcher have found that writing by hand “helps ..
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Congressional Committees Weigh Two Sports Concussion Bills

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

Two Congressional committees a week ago made headway on getting legislation passed that would protect young athletes from the various after effects of concussions. In Washington last Thursday the House Energy and Commerce Committee put the finishing touches on its bill, which has been dubbed the Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act,..
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