Brain Injury

Fox News: Mild traumatic brain injury may cause cognitive problems, lasting brain damage

While much is known about the effects of severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI), less attention has been paid to mild and moderate brain injuries. In a new study published in Neurology, researchers have found that mild TBI may impact patients’ cognition and brain matter. “The [study’s] focus was really on the mild end… because they’re […]

CBC News: PTSD could explain some post-concussion symptoms

Some concussion symptoms that last three months after a head injury may be related to post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests. In Wednesday’s issue of the journal JAMA Psychiatry, Emmanuel Lagarde of the University of Boredeaux, David Cassidy of Toronto Western Research Institute and their team focused on 534 patients with head injuries and […]

ABC News: US Concussion Expert: World Cup Sets Bad Example

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach soccer fans and young players about the dangers of head injuries, concussion expert Chris Nowinski said Tuesday. “I’m worried about how many kids emulate these athletes. It wasn’t just […]

USA Today: Stroke rates and deaths fall in large U.S. study

People are having fewer strokes and dying less often in the wake of strokes, at least in four U.S. communities followed closely over more than two decades. Results from the study, published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, help explain and expand upon nationwide statistics showing stroke deaths dropping over recent years. Those statistics are […]

WPBF: Revolutionary brain surgery procedure taking place in South Florida

Chris Johnson will spend a lot of his summer in the office of his speech therapist, where the 16-year-old is re-learning his language skills after suffering a traumatic brain injury in January. According to his father, Victor Johnson, Chris was with a group of his friends at a miniature golf course. He ended up getting […]

Pacific Takes: Pac-12 already ahead of the concussion safety curve

The Truckee-based institute is on the cutting edge of concussion research and could be on the cusp of providing an accurate test to reveal when athletes suffer a concussion, a test that so far doesn’t exist and could revolutionize sports medicine. “We’re pretty well 95 percent certain that we have a signature that tells us […]

Reno Gazette-Journal: Tahoe Institute could be cracking code on concussions

The Truckee-based institute is on the cutting edge of concussion research and could be on the cusp of providing an accurate test to reveal when athletes suffer a concussion, a test that so far doesn’t exist and could revolutionize sports medicine. “We’re pretty well 95 percent certain that we have a signature that tells us […]

Greenbay Press Gazette: Brain injury survivors get help coping with disabilities

N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation in Green Bay helps individuals who struggle with serious brain injuries practice speaking, socializing and remembering. The program is the only one of its kind in Northeastern Wisconsin providing long-term rehab specifically for individuals with brain injuries. It opened in 1987 offering services one and one-half days each week but expanded to […]