Traumatic Brain Injury Blog

What Every Soldier’s Family Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Military

Friday, September 07, 2012

It starts mildly during training, and often times becomes more pertinent in damages with long-term consequences as soldiers are exposed to activities that result in traumatic brain injuries. When soldiers are sent off to war, their physical and mental health are also compromised due to exposure to bombs, weapon artillery, blasts, and other strenuous and physical demands on the body.  Read More

7 Best Foods for the Brain That You Should Know About

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Know what to eat to improve brain functions and perhaps avoid many brain illnesses in the future. We can avoid brain problems like memory reduction, weak, and tired brains, by simply keeping a healthy diet that benefits the brain. There are quite a number of foods have little or no effect at all to improve our brain functions. We also know some popular foods for the brain. Aside from these, there are plenty of foods that are best for the improvement of the mind. These can also aid during recovery for patients suffering from traumatic brain injury symptomsRead More

Songs Help with Memory Issues in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A new study shows that songs help with memory issues associated with severe traumatic brain injuries. The study was presented by clinical neuropsychologist Aimee Baird during the World Congress for Neurorehabilitation in Melbourne last May (2012). Baird played 50 songs from different periods to a patient suffering from a severe traumatic brain injury due to a motor bicycle accident. Read More

Previous NFL Players with Brain Injury Symptoms Cases Rising

Saturday, July 07, 2012

So what makes NFL and tobacco no different from each other now? It’s a potential billion dollar legal case. This involves more than 2,400 former NFL players who filed a lawsuit against the giant sports company and associated properties for alleged brain injury symptoms obtained while playing. Read More

Hints To Avoid Traumatic Brain Injury From Car Accidents

Friday, May 18, 2012

Aside from death, traumatic brain injury is the worst thing that can happen to a person after a car accident. Whether you are a very cautious driver or not, accidents could happen to anyone. That is why they call it an accident. Brain injury symptoms may vary on the severity of the accident.  Read More

Gabrielle Giffords - An Inspiration To People With Brain Injury Symptoms

Friday, April 06, 2012

Last January 8, 2011, a mentally ill gunman shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a meet-and-greet outside a Tucson supermarket. The shooting incident has caused traumatic brain injury to the conservative Democrat representing the Eight District of Arizona. 6 people were killed and 13 others were wounded. She has miraculously survived the ordeal after being shot at the head at point blank range. 5 days after the incident, doctors were impressed by her recovery. She was able to open her eyes for more than 15 minutes at a time. She was also able to move both her legs and one of her arms. This has increased her GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) score incredibly. Read More

Support Sarah Burke - X Games Gold Winner Succumbs to Brain Injury

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A tragic loss to the freeskiing community, and female athletes around the world. But we remember her as a pioneer in the sport, and a courageous athlete who will be remembered for a long time. This 4 time X Game Gold medalist leaves a husband, parents, a sister, niece and friends. Read More

Can A Drug For High Cholesterol Help With Brain Injuries?

Friday, October 14, 2011

For years physicians and researchers have found alternate uses for drugs originally intended to treat a specific disease or diagnosis.  These so called "off-label" drug uses include Topamax intended as an anti-seizure drug found to treat migraines and depression, Abilify an anti-psychotic drug found to help in the treatment of dementia and alzheimer's patients, and the popular drug Viagra originally marketed for erectile dysfunction which now appears to be a promising drug in the fight against prostate cancer.   Read More

Child Brain Injuries - Why The CDC Reports Increased ER Visits

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just last week a report was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about an alarming increase in emergency room visits for children suffering mild to traumatic brain injuries.   Read More

CDC Expert Panel To Discuss Concussion Guidelines

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From state lawmakers like New York's Senator Mike Nozzolio to legislators like U.S. Representative Pat Meehan, elected officials have been steadily lobbying for guidelines and legislation to protect our children from the debilitating effects of traumatic brain injuries and concussions.  While federal legislation has been slow to materialize, organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are moving forward. Read More