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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...

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...

October 5, 2017

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Exerpted from The New York Times | By Perri Klass, MD

More than 30 years ago, my toddler stood up in his stroller, evading the various belts and restraints, and took a dramatic header down onto the pavement. He cried right away — a good thing, because it meant he didn’t lose consciousness, and by the time we got home, he seemed to be consoled, though he was already developing a major goose egg. I w...

October 1, 2017

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After suffering a brain injury when he was four, this Markham boy has been shuffled through five different schools in the York Region District School Board. (Tina Mackenzie/ CBC Toronto)

By Shannon Martin, CBC News Posted: Sep 27, 2017 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017 8:03 PM ET

Markham mom desperate to help 9-year-old son after he suffered a serious brain injury

Five years ago to...

August 16, 2017

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Dr. Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D. is paving the way for new eye-tracking diagnostic measures after a brain injury.

By Amy Sellmer, Huffington Post | August 2, 2017

I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Uzma Samadani speak at a Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance conference for professionals and was mesmerized by what she had to share regarding eye-tracking and the correlation to brain injury. I couldn’t soak u...

July 26, 2017

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Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blow...

June 27, 2017

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Football teams of the future — even high school squads on limited budgets — may someday have a new tool to check players for brain injuries. It’s a special form of headgear, packed with sensors that read the brain waves of athletes after they come off the field, thus detecting changes caused by the trauma of hard knocks.

June 6, 2017

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Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the American College of Radiology today announced the creation of the first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Imaging Reference Library. The library will be essential to the development of effective clinical imaging tools for diagnosing and managing patients with mild TBI.

June 6, 2017

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A small study of NFL players suggests that the signs of CTE may be found with a low-cost, noninvasive test that tracks changes in conversational language years before symptoms appear.

May 22, 2017

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Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

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