Head & Brain Injury Advice and Resources


TBI Ages the Brain According to New Study

Dr. James Cole of the Imperial College London published an important paper on TBI and brain aging in the April 2015 issue of the Annals of Neurology. Prior to the study Dr. Cole and colleagues developed a computer program to track normal aging of the human brain using MRI images. After age 40

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Drink Milk to Nourish and Protect Your Brain

As people age their brains undergo what is called “oxidative stress” from normal metabolism. This can produce the equivalent of rust in the brain with increased risk of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Although supplement producers charge high prices for the over-the-counter pills which they claim will protect your brain from

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Pediatric Brain Injury and Severe Blood Vessel Narrowing

Severe cerebral vasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a very dangerous complication observed in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) which tends to go undetected and untreated. That is because it generally begins 4-5 days post brain injury, and because many physicians who care for brain injured children

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New Approach to Treating TBI

In March 2015 Henry Ford Hospital researcher Ye Xiong, M.D., Ph.D., published an extensive review of the work going on at Henry Ford to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the online journal Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs. According to Dr. Xiong over the past several decades all 30 clinical trials of neuro-protective

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Should You Tell Your Boss You Have a TBI?

According to Dr. Carolyn Dewa, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, of the 40% of workers who would not tell their boss they had a mental health problem half of them would want to do something to help a colleague with a mental health problem. Why the difference in

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TBI and Memory Dysfunction

In the November 6, 2014 online issue of PLOS Computational Biology Dr. Samuel Gershman and colleagues published a new theory of human memory formation based on testing a quantitative model on human volunteers. The theory states that humans will modify an existing memory to keep track of small, gradual changes in their environment,

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Lost Sense of Smell After Head Trauma Could Signal TBI

In the March 18, 2015 issue of the journal Neurology federal researchers published the results of their study of over two hundred veterans with head trauma. They found that soldiers who had lost their sense of smell were far more likely to have evidence of TBI on neuroimaging studies. This because the ability

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Dangers of Insomnia and Drinking for Females with TBI

Women who drink alcohol excessively and who suffer from chronic insomnia are at high risk of suicide according to a study by Michael Nadorff, PhD and colleagues at Mississippi State University which was published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. One possible reason is that feeling hopeless

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Functional Scan of Cerebral Blood Flow Diagnoses Concussion

In the March 2015 online issue of JAMA Neurology neuroscientist Timothy Meier of Albuquerque, NM published a study of 44 college football players with cognitive and behavioral symptoms of concussion. Dr. Meier used a form of neuroimaging that tracks patterns of cerebral blood flow CBF). He found that the players who improved and

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