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Scientist identify new drug to treat TBI

A team of scientists in Arkansas have discovered what causes fluid swelling of the brain following traumatic brain injury. According to biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas pre-treating the cells with an existing, FDA-approved drug used for epilepsy and altitude sickness reduces the expression of a specific protein that causes swelling following a […]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

New podcast launched for caregivers of veterans with TBI

A new podcast was launched November 22 that focuses on providing information for caregivers of service members and veterans with traumatic brain injury. According to a press release on Global News Wire, the podcast was launched in recognition of Warrior Care Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) launched the […]

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Two dead following crash in Sheboygan County

  Two people are dead following a two-car crash in Sheboygan County. According to various media reports, the incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, at the intersection of State Highway 57 and County Road FF in the Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County. “When deputies arrived, the passenger, a 79 year-old woman was found dead […]

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents|0 Comments

VA admits TBI exams mishandled

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently sent letters to 25,000 veterans nationwide admitting that traumatic brain injury (TBI) examinations between 2007 and 2015 were not handled properly. “They were not conducted by properly qualified neurological and psychiatric specialists, resulting in not only potential misdiagnosis, but disability compensation claims that may have been unfairly denied,” according […]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Drug combo looks hopeful in TBI treatment

  Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported that a combination of the stimulant drug methylphenidate with a process known as cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation is a promising option to help people who suffer from persistent cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury. The study is believed to be the first to systematically compare the combination […]

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Two injured in Monroe County crash

Two people were seriously injured Saturday afternoon following a crash in Monroe County. According to various media reports, two people had to be extricated from their vehicles and transported to local hospitals as a result of the incident. “According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew E. Kuruzovich, 33 of Sparta, was driving a 2014 […]

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents|0 Comments

One dead, three injured in head-on crash

At least one person is dead and three others injured following a two-vehicle crash west of Waupun. According to various media reports, the crash happened last Monday evening. “At 5:46 p.m. Monday, the Fond du Lac County Dispatch Center received a report of a head-on collision on County Highway AW just east of Oak Grove […]

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents|0 Comments

Waukesha motorcyclist killed in crash

A 25-year-old man was killed Nov. 4 when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a vehicle in Waukesha. That man was identified by authorities recently as Kyle T. Hahn, of Waukesha, 25 years of age. According to an article posted on the Waukesha Patch website, the crash occurred that Friday evening about 6:40 p.m. […]

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

New approach to treating traumatic brain injury looks promising

Researchers in California have discovered a new approach to treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) through calcium release-activated calcium and they presented their findings last week at the 46th Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. The scientists, who are from the San Fransisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF along with CalciMedica, Inc., presented a poster at […]

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Researchers receive grant to study phone apps for measuring TBI

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have received a grant that will allow them to study how smartphone apps and video game technology may help improve the assessment of patients who suffer traumatic brain injury. The grant was given to the team by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV). “The study […]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Nekoosa boy struck by vehicle

A young teenager from Nekoosa was struck by a vehicle in Wood County Tuesday night. According to various news reports, the 13-year-old was standing on the side of a road after a deer was struck by a car on State 73. “The boy was listed in stable condition early Wednesday morning after Spirit Air Helicopter […]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

Common Symptoms Following TBI

The symptoms of TBI for anyone following a brain injury can be basically put into four categories. We have physical changes, headaches, or the most common physical change. We have emotional changes, which also include the behavioral changes, which can be devastating for the individual. There are cognitive changes, meaning inability to concentrate, word finding […]

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

New technology aimed at preventing traumatic brain injury

Head injuries are always a concern when it comes to impact sports. A new tool is now being used to gauge the speed and force of impacts sustained in competitive sports that researchers hope will one day help prevent future traumatic brain injuries. “Anyone who has seen the 2015 biographical sports drama, Concussion, featuring Will […]

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Post-Traumatic Headache|0 Comments

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy beneficial in TBI recovery

Many soldiers who return from war zones suffer from traumatic brain injury. In fact, blast injury overwhelmingly is the most common wound etiology from soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The brain is vulnerable to both secondary blast injury caused by flying debris and fragments and tertiary blast injury, caused by being thrown by blast […]

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|0 Comments

Pedestrian struck, killed in Milwaukee

A woman was struck and killed while walking in a Milwaukee crosswalk on Monday, Nov. 7. According to various media reports, Shelly Jarvey, who was 50-years-old, was struck by 27-year-old Ruben Tovar of Milwaukee. Jarvey was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Tovar has reportedly been charged in connection with the fatal pedestrian crash […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Pedestrian struck, killed in Milwaukee

New device helps paralyzed monkey walk

Scientists from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology recently discovered that a wireless connection from the brain to the spinal cord in a monkey with one paralyzed leg helped the monkey to eventually regain the ability to walk. The scientists reported their findings last Wednesday, according to an article in the New York Times. “In recent […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Spinal Cord Injury|Comments Off on New device helps paralyzed monkey walk

Research shows concussions can cause long-term effects

There’s always risk with any activity. Of course the risk is greater when an activity involves an impact sport or is high risk – such as rock climbing, skateboarding or racing. And according to an article in the Hillsboro Tribune, all active sports, not just football, involve injuries — bruises, sprains, lacerations, dislocations and broken […]

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Post-Traumatic Headache, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Research shows concussions can cause long-term effects

Study shows sertraline could prevent depression in TBI patients

Many people who suffer traumatic brain injury suffer from various levels of depression following diagnosis. According to an article by Brain Blogger, the prevalence and functional effects of depressive disorder following traumatic brain injury are significant. After a study on the issue, researchers now say sertraline may be effective for preventing depressive symptoms after TBI. […]

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study shows sertraline could prevent depression in TBI patients

New Public Service Announcement highlights TBI

The Brain Injury Association of America along with Helius Medical Technologies has released a new Public Service Announcement called “Tackling TBI.” The announcement features patient and veteran advocate Montel Williams and former NFL player Marvin Washington. The PSA was created with the intent of bringing awareness to health issues and to provide patients with education, […]

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on New Public Service Announcement highlights TBI
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