Brain Injury

Cardiology Advisor: Under new guidelines, more stroke survivors with hypertension diagnosis

Under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hypertension guidelines, there would be a substantial increase in the proportions of stroke survivors with hypertension and above the recommended blood pressure target, according to a study published online June 6 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. (June 8, 2018) Read the full […]

Parade: Can drinking soda increase your risk of a stroke?

Pop is losing some of its fizz as concerns build about its association with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. And now, soda consumption has been directly linked to an increased risk of stroke. Recent research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming one can of soda […]

Health Day: Blacks, Hispanics suffer second bleeding strokes more often

Black and Hispanic Americans have a much higher risk of a second bleeding stroke than whites, and more research is needed to find out why, a new study suggests. Bleeding (hemorrhagic) strokes account for only 10 to 15 percent of all strokes, but they are the deadliest and most disabling type of stroke. And people […]

Science Daily: A deeper understanding of AFib could lower risk

More than 2.5 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. What doctors and researchers currently understand about treating AFib stems mainly from whether a patient has been diagnosed with the condition or not. University of Minnesota […]

Reuters: Many people with mild brain injuries don’t get follow-up care

Many adults treated at U.S. emergency rooms for mild brain injuries fail to get follow-up care within three months even when they have moderate to severe concussion symptoms, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 831 patients treated for mild brain injuries at 11 U.S. trauma centers who completed follow-up surveys about their care […]

Newsmax: 7 simple ways to protect yourself against a stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in this country, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. That’s one in every 20 deaths. Stroke is also a leading cause of long-term disability and the leading preventable cause of disability. Dr. Peter Panagos, M.D., FACEP, the Director of Neurovascular Emergencies and Professor of Emergency Medicine and […]

NPR: Domestic violence’s overlooked damage: Concussion and brain injury

Hundreds of survivors of domestic violence have come through the doors of neurologist Glynnis Zieman’s Phoenix clinic in the past three years. “The domestic violence patients are the next chapter of brain injury,” she says. Zieman begins every new patient visit with a simple question: “What are the symptoms you hope I can help you […]

Science Daily: Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of stroke, study finds

Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey, University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Bern, Switzerland, […]

Medical Xpress: Cognitive training reduces depression, rebuilds injured brain structure and connectivity after traumatic brain injury

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that certain cognitive training exercises can help reduce depression and improve brain health in individuals years after they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The recent study, published in Human Brain Mapping, revealed significant reductions in the severity of […]