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Is Brain-Injury Rehabilitation Effective?

Posted on March 5th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Since Pate Rehabilitation offers treatment and support programs for individuals recovering from acquired brain injuries, I guess it’s no surprise that Monday it touted publication of an article – by one of its founders — on the effectiveness of brain injury rehab. Dallas-based Pate Rehabilitation issued a press release on..
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Nebraska Heralds Brain Injury Month With Paper Cranes

Posted on March 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A Nebraska group and a museum have come up with a novel way to heighten awareness of brain injury, according to the Associated Press. Residents across Nebraska volunteered to create cranes out of bright-colored paper, and Hastings Museum in Hastings, Neb., has hung them in its light well, AP reported...
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Accused Killer Uses Football Concussions As Defense

Posted on March 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

It had to happen. An accused murderer’s defense at his trial includes blaming the concussions he suffered when he was a high school football star, according to the Boston Herald. The issue has been raised by a defense expert on behalf of Nathaniel Fujita, 20, who is on trial..
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Concussions Hit 11 NHL Players In Two-Week Span

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

With the National Hockey League lockout now history, there’s been a spate of player concussions that have raised the issue of safety again, according to The New York Times. In the past two weeks, 11 NHL players have suffered concussions, including the league’s most valuable player, the Pittsburgh Penguins..
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The Pros Of Early Dementia Testing Outweigh Cons

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

The Wall Street Journal Tuesday made a good case for the early testing of patients for dementia, even though there is no cure, so to speak, for the decline in brain function as one ages. The story points out that whether older people should be screened for dementia has..
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Knowledge Of Brain, Memory Came From ‘TM’

Posted on February 25th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

In neuroscience, “HM” was a superstar of brain research. This man, who had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was a teenager, was 27 when surgeons took a radical approach to treat his malady. In 1953 they operated and removed his brain’s anterior temporal lobe, including most of the amygdala..
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Omega-3 Protects Brain After Stroke In Mice Study

Posted on February 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

New research has found that a component of fish oil reduced brain damage in mice following a stroke, according to a press release from Columbia University Medical Center. That’s what happened in layman’s terms. Here is what happened in Columbia’s language: Triglyceride lipid emulsions rich in an omega-3 fatty..
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TBI Device Works By Stilmulating Tongue Nerves

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

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A electronic device has been developed, with funding from the U.S. Army, that aims to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) by stimulating nerves on the tongue, according to Popular Science. The device is called the Portable NeuroModulation Stimulator, PoNS. It was named after..
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Pets Help Mental State Of ‘Average Joe,’ And Brain-Damaged

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

New research has found that pets not only provide social and emotional support for those with disabilities, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), but also for the so-called average Joe. At least that was the finding of a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and..
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Obama Plans $3 Billion, 10-Year Study Of The Brain

Posted on February 18th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

With all the political analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union address by TV’s talking heads, no one paid much attention to a reference he made to brain research. No one, that is, until The New York Times published a Page One story Monday on exactly what the president’s..
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