Traumatic Brain Injury

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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First Stem Cell transplant to Treat Brain Injury!

This is very exciting news for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries.  A new procedure performed for the first time at an Indian hospital involved the implantation of stem cells into the injured brain of a teenage girl.   Apparently the girl improved “from a condition of altered sensorium, severe cognitive dysfunction and no movement of …

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Head Injuries and their Severe Consequences on War Veterans

I just read another story that reminds me of how many returning war veterans are suffering with head injuries and their consequences.  Many vets cannot find the support they need to reintegrate into their environment, unemployment rates are skyrocketing, and many are homeless.  Traumatic Brain Injuries are devastating, and nowhere is this more apparent than …

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