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March 22, 2019

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I recently heard about Barrow Neurological Institute's Domestic Violence Traumatic Brain Injury Program in Phoenix, and am impressed, inspired, and grateful to know that such a program exists and is thriving. Having served over 20 years with Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico, I have long known of the link between inter-partner violence and traumatic brain injury. The link between athletes and ve...

March 15, 2019

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By Jon Hamilton | NPR Health News 

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.

A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reportedWednesday in the journal Neurology.

Patients who still had low levels of consciousness and cog...

March 1, 2019

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Adelina Lancianese | NPR 

Brett Simon, president and co-founder of K9s for Warriors organization, stands with his dog Lincoln at the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans annual conference in Tyson's Corner, Va. The nonprofit bills itself as the largest provider of psychiatric service dogs for veterans.

Claire Harbage/NPR

Retired Army Sgt. Kevin Crowell boarded an American Airlin...

February 5, 2019

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Pain is one of the marvelous mechanisms your brain uses t tell you to stop and take care of yourself - to pay attention. At its best, pain can save your life. But sometimes it seems to misfire, to cause trouble rather than help. Please join three UNM School of Medicine faculty members on a journey through the brain’s pathways to understand pain’s functions and the different types of pain. Learn a...

December 10, 2018

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More than 200 interviews and thousands of pages of medical, social work and housing records reviewed by ProPublica and FRONTLINE, in collaboration with The NY Times, show that for some mentally ill NYC residents , a sudden shift from an institution to independence has proved perilous, and even deadly.

November 16, 2018

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Doubled risk compared with football teams from large schools

By Randy Dotinga, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

SAN DIEGO — Size matters when it comes to risk of injuries in youth football, researchers said here — the size of the school fielding the team, that is.

Players from small schools faced more than double the risk of injury -- including concussion — than those on the largest teams, said Lau...

November 14, 2018

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In a recent interview on Christiane Amanpour and Co.'s show (PBS 11-12-18) journalist and New York Times best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald discussed his trials and years dealing with Brain Injury from seizures starting at age 18.

September 28, 2018

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Those who have had a TBI "may be able to reduce their [dementia] risk through other activities, such as engaging in physical, mental, and social activity and eating a brain-healthy diet.

January 2, 2018

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In 2014, there were 1.8 million children in military families. Studies indicate that these children have higher risks than non-military children for a range of behavior and mental health problems. But military children and their families are also notably resilient.

December 20, 2017

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Brain lesions temporally associated with criminal behavior map to a common functional brain network involved in aspects of moral decision making, a finding that may help explain why certain brain lesions may predispose individuals to criminal behavior, new research suggests.

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