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Doctors using person’s own stem cells to treat TBI

A Texas surgeon (along with a team of doctors) is always looking for different ways to treat children and adults with traumatic brain injury. One of those treatments involves using the patient’s own stem cells. Dr. Kevin Lally is the surgeon in chief at Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and chair of the department of pediatric […]

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Doctors using person’s own stem cells to treat TBI

Researchers look at long-term effect of brain injury

Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s presented their study on the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) recently at the Association of Academic Physiatrists in Las Vegas. The study, which looked at multiple patients on an average of seven years following TBI showed that people with mild to moderate brain injuries are twice as likely to […]

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Researchers look at long-term effect of brain injury

TBI drugs have negative effect on children

While there’s no drugs to specifically treat traumatic brain injury (TBI), new research has shown that certain antibiotics used to prevent inflammation in the brain following a TBI have been helpful for adults, while simultaneously having a negative effect on children and infants.  “The treatment was found to have a negative effect on the brains […]

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on TBI drugs have negative effect on children

Conference Highlights Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent conference in England brought more than 200 professionals together to discuss how brain injuries affect people’s lives. According to an article on Shropshirelive.com, the conference was organized by brain injury specialists and called Surviving Brain Injury: The Journey. Several speakers including medical professionals, rehabilitation experts and brain injury specialists spoke at the conference. […]

By | April 1st, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Conference Highlights Traumatic Brain Injury

Events Bring TBI Awareness Across the U.S.

Organizations across the United States have banded together this March to bring awareness to brain injury. March is brain injury awareness month and according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), more than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) each year. An ABI is any injury to the brain […]

By | March 26th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Events Bring TBI Awareness Across the U.S.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

To raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month every March. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired […]

By | March 10th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Documentary Focused on Brain Injury Recovery to Debut on Netflix

Netflix is set to debut a documentary in March that details a woman’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). “My Beautiful Broken Brain” voyages into the fragility of the human brain after Dutch-French filmmaker Lotje Sodderland suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and found herself starting over in a world unknown to her; a world without […]

By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Documentary Focused on Brain Injury Recovery to Debut on Netflix

Lead pipes threaten water quality in Wisconsin, U.S.

An article recently released by Superior Telegram reports existing laws fail to protect Wisconsin and the nation from harmful exposure to lead in drinking water — a danger illustrated by the public health crisis in Flint, Mich. Research in 2009 using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate brain function found that adults who were […]

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: General, Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Lead pipes threaten water quality in Wisconsin, U.S.

Why Do Female Newborns Have Better Protection from Brain Injury?

Researchers have recently started to look at why male and female newborns suffer brain injuries at different rates during pregnancy. At birth, the brain can sometimes be deprived of oxygen, and as a result, the blood can lack the nutrients needed. The result that follows is a brain injury known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Sometimes […]

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Why Do Female Newborns Have Better Protection from Brain Injury?

How to Protect Your Children from Brain Injury

As parents you have many things that you can do to protect younger athletes from concussions. For example, make sure that you children wear the appropriate helmet when riding a bike or rollerblading. If it does not fit well, try a different helmet or tighten the straps. You want to make sure that it fits […]

By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Children from Brain Injury

Brain Injury—Treating It is Big Business

In some ways, the growing awareness of concussions has created a new market for entrepreneurs to cash in on. The advantage of this is that there are some good products out there. However, we are also witnessing a flooding in the market with pricey products that have no scientific evidence to back them up. You […]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Brain Injury—Treating It is Big Business

Video Games and How They are Helping Children Recover from TBI

Recently, video games have started to be used as a method of helping children to recover from video games. In one example, “Diego the Robot” helps a paralyzed girl, 7, to learn how to move again. After experiencing a bleed on the brain, Grace McShane had become partially paralyzed as a result. However, thanks to […]

By | December 18th, 2015|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Video Games and How They are Helping Children Recover from TBI

What to Do After a Concussion

Ever hit your head during a game or after falling? After such an accident, you may have trouble with concentrating, forgetting stuff you learned, have headaches, feel dizzy or have difficulty with keeping your balance. If you have had any of these symptoms, you may have suffered a concussion, which must be taken seriously. Even […]

By | November 24th, 2015|Categories: Child Injuries, Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on What to Do After a Concussion

Could a Blood Test Help Diagnose Concussions in Children?

If a simple blood test could accurately diagnose a concussion, researchers hope that it will one day be used on the field with trainers, coaches and parents for developing a reliable plan of action. According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention, analysts estimate that around 1,000,000 children have to be treated in hospitals […]

By | November 18th, 2015|Categories: Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Could a Blood Test Help Diagnose Concussions in Children?

A Neuroscience Breakthrough: Through the Tongue?

Most people know that the brain is neuroplastic, and it will adapt to the changes based on behavior, thinking, emotions and environment. Life experience has taught us how the tongue becomes a tool in the development of our brain. For example, babies will test everything when they place it in their mouths, and children will […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on A Neuroscience Breakthrough: Through the Tongue?

Will Limited Tackling Reduce Concussions?

During a recent study, they found that limiting the amount of tackling that takes place during football practice can drastically reduce the risk of concussion. Legislature introduced these new rules about tackling during a football practice session in the Wisconsin high school. They banned full contact for the first week that players would practiced, they […]

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Will Limited Tackling Reduce Concussions?

Equestrian Safety to Prevent Brain Injuries

While you rarely see sports injuries contributing to a fatality, the leading cause of death in sports injuries relates to brain injury. Approximately 21 percent of the TBIs in American adolescents relates to sports injuries. Concussions can occur from a direct blow to the face, head or neck. It does not matter as long as […]

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Equestrian Safety to Prevent Brain Injuries

Rock Climbing: Helping People with Brain Injury?

When it comes to rehabilitation, you probably do not imagine extreme sports as the first place of rehabilitation for those with a traumatic brain injury. Even with a little height, Sophie Charles maintains that rock climbing has a therapeutic benefit for anyone who struggles with neurological challenges. After crafting a series aimed at those who […]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Rock Climbing: Helping People with Brain Injury?

Cooling Therapy Could Harm Brain Injury Recovery

Ever wondered if therapeutic cooling could help with a brain injury? According to research scientists published in the New England Journal of Medicine, hypothermia used to care for patients does not improve the outcome of caring for patients. After researchers looked at the effect of this treatment on patients who had a TBI, they soon […]

By | October 13th, 2015|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Pediatric TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Cooling Therapy Could Harm Brain Injury Recovery

Concussions a Real Danger—Especially to Younger Athletes

Anyone remember Alabama’s September 5th game against Wisconsin where safety Michael Caputo suffered a huge hit to the head when he attempted to tackle the running back Derrick Henry? Caputo became so confused that he lined up on Alabama’s side of the field for the next play. In that moment, trainers came out to get […]

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: Pediatric TBI|Comments Off on Concussions a Real Danger—Especially to Younger Athletes