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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

August 14, 2017

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Excerpted from Medical Express | August 7, 2017

A new study published in PLOS Medicine shows that by improving the classification of patients with traumatic brain injuries, a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis can be made. The results are the product of a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital and Helsingfors University Hospital.

Traumatic brain injury (T...

August 14, 2017

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Researcher says victims need to be properly screened for traumatic brain injuries

By Flora Pan, CBC News | July 28, 2017

More domestic violence survivors may be suffering from traumatic brain injuries than we know, says Halina Haag, a researcher from Wilfrid Laurier University's faculty of social work.

Haag is a doctoral student at the university who received the 2017-2018 Ontario Women's Health Scho...

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...

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