Brain Injury

Possible Relation Between Body Temperature and Concussion

In one of the most interesting studies I have ever seen come across my desk, it appears that doctors at UNC are using a capsule that monitors body temperature and other functions in order to track the possible relation between heat and concussion.  Apparently the brain may be more vulnerable to concussion when core temperatures …

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Researchers Studying the Brain Injuries of Combat Veterans

For the first time, researchers are studying the brain injuries of combat veterans, using mapping techniques, hoping to better understand the intricacies of how such injuries occur and what can be done about them.  I am excited because such research will ultimately benefit my brain injury clients, who struggle on a daily basis with their …

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Promising New Treatment for Brain Injury

A new study highlights a promising new treatment for brain injury.  It appears that repetitive Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) treatments, started 1 hour after traumatic brain injury can significantly reduced axonal loss and neuronal degeneration, suggesting that HBO was able to attenuate the effects of brain damage by reducing the progression of neuronal injury.  HBO is …

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