Brain Injuries

Oct 16, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Increase Suicide Risk

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Doctors, researchers, and scientists have made amazing inroads into understanding the brain and how it works. However, there are still endless things about it we don't understand. And, because the brain handles so many roles in so many important bodily functions, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have long-term and serious implications. Medical professionals are [...]

Sep 5, 2018

New Medical Device Diagnoses Traumatic Brain Injury – with a Single Drop of Blood

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PsychCentral reported on August 1, 2018 that a new medical device is ready to help doctors evaluate whether someone is likely to have a mild traumatic brain injury. The normal methods for diagnosing a traumatic brain injury are computed tomography (CT) scans and Glasgow coma scale evaluations. CT scans are costly and include the risk [...]

Aug 30, 2018

Younger Generation More at Risk for a Traumatic Brain Injury if They Have ADHD

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Researchers believe that children and young adults between 3 and 29 years-of-age are four times more likely to develop a traumatic brain injury if they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than if they don’t. The study examined insurance information on 72,000 people with ADHD and in that age range, against a control group of [...]

Aug 9, 2018

Signs of a Concussion in Children

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A concussion is also called a “mild traumatic brain injury,” but we think that term is deceiving: after all, the word “traumatic” is still part of that description. No matter how mild it might be, a brain injury is a brain injury. When a child gets a concussion, such as in a car accident or [...]

Jul 26, 2018

Could “Antifreeze” Molecules Be an Effective Treatment for Brain Injuries?

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According to Science Daily, a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows hope that some brain molecules may actually help to treat brain damage. The Penn study was reported in the Neurobiology of Disease. The study focused on the molecules that help prevent certain proteins that are associated [...]

Jul 10, 2018

Life after Brain Injury: An Uplifting Tale

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Understanding how to help TBI victims is a national concern.  A recent Penn Medicine article profiled some of the unique challenges that traumatic brain injury victims cope with. The Penn article cites figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Per their research, TBI injuries – which can be caused be a car accident, [...]