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Legacy Labs LLC Releases Latest Cognizine Review from Brain Injury Survivor

In an effort to increase public awareness of a powerful tool in the fight against MCI, Legacy Labs, LLC has launched their latest review during which Bill Rose, brain injury survivor, gives his testimonial for Cognizine. Dr. Sam Walters of Legacy Labs ...
How A Severe Brain Injury Created a Mathematical Genius

- 1 month ago @ capeandislands.org: Here's the amazing part: he also sustained a traumatic brain injury that actually activated an area of his brain. The result is a combination of synesthesia – the intermingling of senses – and acquired savant syndrome. In plain English, he now quite ...

Brain injury support group meets at San Juan Living Center

- 1 month ago @ montrosepress.com: After attending a group in Gunnison and a stroke support group in Montrose, she decided to form a brain injury support group in town. “It was a need we saw in the community,” Neal said, noting the assistance by San Juan Living Center Speech Language ...

March of Dimes Canada invests to advance research in acquired brain injury at

- 1 month ago @ eurekalert.org: Toronto, ON, June 18, 2014 – Today, March of Dimes Canada and the University of Toronto (U of T) signed a $1.5 million agreement to advance research in recovery from brain injuries and stroke, making the donation to the University the largest made by ...

Fil-Am MMA fighter Eddie

- 1 month ago @ rappler.com: Yagin was forced to sit on the sidelines due to a subdural hematoma, which is usually associated with traumatic brain injury. As he was preparing for a December 2012 encounter against German striker Dennis Siver on the undercard of UFC on FOX 5, Yagin ...

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Are head injuries connected to Alzheimer's Disease?

Lynchburg, VA- A history of brain injury may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease. One Lynchburg physician believes more study is needed to look at the risk factors for concussion, traumatic brain injury and a link to Alzheimer's Disease.

Traumatic Brain Injury Was Devastating

Four days after getting his driver's license at age 16 in 1975, Todd Bode was coaxed into joining his big brother on a road trip. The hook was that Bode would be allowed to drive.

Don’t Forget Your Helmet: New Study Shows Even Mild Brain Injury Causes Brain Damage

The Journal of Neurology recently published a study from Newcastle University that found that even mild brain injury causes brain damage. The study tested 53 people, age 16 to 68, who suffered mild or moderate concussions and sought emergency room care. The 53 test subjects had MRIs within 6 days of their injury to scan […]

The future is now: Neural implants may hold key to unlocking brain's mysteries

At Lawrence Livermore Lab's Center for Bioengineering, Sat Pannu and a team of researchers are creating tiny implantable devices capable of sending electrical impulses to neurons to alter the brain's signals. The technology could someday create better treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, chronic pain and traumatic brain injury.

Walking a mile for those with brain injuries

For those dealing with the effects of a traumatic brain injury, considering what they are up against, the rain Sunday during the Walk, Run and Roll for Thought was nothing.

Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

Fan's Brain Injury Not Motorhead's Problem Recap

Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell has no sympathy for the fan who ended up with bleeding on the brain from allegedly headbanging at one of the band's concerts

Triathlete who suffered brain injury wants defective helmet back

A Manhattan athlete who suffered a traumatic brain injury during the 2012 New York City Triathlon wants his bicycle helmet back. John Draghi, 55, believes the headgear was defective and...

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES IN VETERANS..

Traumatic brain injuries in veterans linked to higher dementia risk

Los Angeles Times: A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology ...

Study shows similar outcomes between blast and nonblast-related brain injuries

News-Medical.net: Explosions are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A new study shows that military personnel with mild brain trauma related to such blasts had outcomes similar to those with mild brain ...

Traumatic brain injuries in veterans linked to higher dementia risk

A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

BLOW TO THE HEAD..

Athletes testify on traumatic brain injury

CBS News: All too often young athletes feel they are invincible, immune to any sort of long-term consequences from a blow to the head during practice or game. But two former pro athletes who told their stories to Congress today are living proof of how serious ...

Brain injury charity slams Fifa over Mascherano

The world football governing body has come in for stern criticism from Headway after the Argentina man was allowed to continue despite suffering a blow to the head

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY..

DARPA and UCLA project to restore brain injury patients' memories

Medical News Today: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death in the US and contributes to around 30% of all deaths related to injury. TBI can have effects such as impaired ...

DARPA seeks implantable device to help brain-injury victims retrieve memories

FierceGovernmentIT: People diagnosed with traumatic brain injury frequently have difficulty retrieving old memories as well as forming and retaining new ones. And U.S. military researchers are going to spend $40 million to try to fix that. The Defense Advanced Research ...

Hospitals Conduct Study to Test Medication to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

Legal Examiner: Participants in the study are trying to determine if Tranexamic Acid, also called TXA, will stop brain bleeding in patients with brain injuries. TXA is FDA-approved to stop bleeding and has already been used by the Department of Defense for combat ...

People News: New director at brain injury center

Tammy Hannah has been named sole executive director of the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Mason. She previously served Origami clients and traumatic brain injury survivors as the rehabilitation services director and co-executive director.

Even Mild Traumatic Brain Injury May Cause Brain Damage

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage, including thinking and memory problems, according to a new study. For the study, 44 people with a mild traumatic brain injury and nine people with a moderate traumatic brain injury were compared to 33 people with no brain injury. All of the participants took tests of […]

Doctors should make 'return to play decision' for footballers with concussions

A recent study suggests that sports authorities should give doctors the decision making power of who should return to the field, considering the long-term neurological affect of repeated concussions in football players. Cerebral concussion is the most common form of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the long-term effects of repeated concussions may ...

Hospitals Conduct Study to Test Medication to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

Regions Hospital in Minnesota is one of a handful of hospitals around the country participating in a study to see if a medication can help prevent long-term damages from traumatic brain injury. Participants in the study are trying to determine if Tranexamic Acid, also called TXA, will stop brain bleeding in patients with brain injuries. […]

BRAIN INJURY CHARITY..

Brain injury charity slams FIFA over Mascherano incident

Goal.com: The world soccer governing body has drawn stern criticism from Headway after the Argentina midfielder was allowed to continue despite suffering a blow to the head. Brain injury charity Headway has criticized FIFA after Argentina's Javier Mascherano was ...

Brain injury charity backs new law passed in Jersey

A Preston charity is hoping a new law introduced in Jersey will make its way over to the mainland.

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