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Aug 9, 2017

CTE and You What You Should Know About Signs, Symptoms, and Potential Treatments

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on July 25 reveals that the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional athletes may be greater than we ever suspected. The presence of the degenerative brain disease can be inferred from a constellation of symptoms, but a postmortem brain dissection is currently [...]

Feb 1, 2017

This Is Your Brain on Sports

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For the last couple of years, we have been looking into the connections between playing impact sports and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a chronic and incurable brain disease related to traumatic brain injuries. We also work with TBI victims who have been hurt in auto accidents and on other people’s property (among other reasons), [...]

Oct 18, 2016

Docs Say Common Signs of Concussion Are Often Ignored

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The Brain Injury Association of America promotes Brain Injury Awareness Month each March. Now, a movement to promote awareness of traumatic brain injury in September is gaining traction. The effort is part of a massive campaign to reduce the stigma of brain injuries and educate the public about how to avoid traumatic brain injury and [...]

Sep 7, 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation May Offer Some Hope to Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

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One of the really tricky parts of treating traumatic brain injuries is that they are not always consistent. One person in a rear-end collision may walk away fine; another in a similar collision with similar impact could end up in a coma. And while that may sound extreme, the truth is that doctors often struggle [...]

May 10, 2016

Zika Update: Ohio Department of Health Issues Official Warning

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A special report published in The New England Journal of Medicine in mid-April reviewed the evidence linking the Zika virus and birth defects. Doctors from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that enough evidence exists to conclusively establish that Zika virus does cause birth defects, though further research is required to determine [...]

Jan 27, 2016

Despite Controversy Over CTE, Progress Is Made

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In 2002, Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first to describe chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a published study. Since his initial findings, the disease has slowly become the center of public attention. After the NFL’s acceptance of Omalu’s research findings in 2009, the pace of research progress has grown exponentially. Dr. Omalu’s findings have had profound [...]

Oct 14, 2015

Football and Traumatic Brain Injury; A Real Life Example

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  On this blog, we have covered the signs and symptoms of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI), various types of treatments and rehabilitative therapy, and its various causes and effects. However, it is difficult to actually capture the essential nature of the problem in writing. A recent story from Wisconsin brings home the difficulty [...]

Aug 5, 2015

New Non-Profit Provides Resource Center for Brain Injury Victims

By |Aug 5, 2015|Brain Injury|0 Comments

National Institute of Health tells us that traumatic brain injuries can be the result of a sudden, violent hit on the head – like hitting your head on the dashboard in a car accident, or having an object fall on you ­ or the result of a sharp object physically piercing the skull. An open [...]

Jul 2, 2015

Young Students Designed Award Winning App For Victims of Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can result from an impact to the head or body. Types of TBI range from mild to severe. When brain injuries are severe, recovery can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. For those with severe injuries, simply learning to move and communicate after an accident can take years. A group of [...]

Feb 27, 2015

New Technology May Help Docs to Effectively Detect Concussions

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Concussions are a common but usually minor form of brain injury. The National Institute of Health defines a concussion as “... a short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury.” Symptoms can include confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting, difficulty walking or speaking, weakness or decreased coordination, and seizures. Though a [...]