TBI Recovery
Jul22

TBI Recovery

Not all brain injuries occur by way of blunt force.  Some trauma occurs through lack of oxygen to the brain.  This is referred to as hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HI-BI) and occurs when the individual stops breathing.  Once the brain sustains an HI-BI, it shuts down and enters into a vegetative state.  This lack of vital oxygen  may cause irreparable damage to the brain.  But is there hope for those who have experienced an HI-BI...

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Caring for a TBI Loved One: Some Helpful Tips
Jul09

Caring for a TBI Loved One: Some Helpful Tips

Brain injury, whether it’s mild or severe, affects the family and friends of the victim. Understanding the process and recovery of TBI is vital to moving forward with life, and loving the TBI patient. It’s easy to find articles and blogs about individual stories to relate to when living with someone who has brain injury. But what are some important things to know as a caretaker of someone who’s suffering from a TBI? First, it’s...

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Physical Therapists and TBI Patients
Jul09

Physical Therapists and TBI Patients

Most mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries include other physical damages that require the attention of physical therapists. But when it comes to treating the brain, how equipped are physical therapists? Have they been educated enough to treat TBI patients? As a caretaker, it is vital to understand the kind of care your loved one will receive from a physical therapist. While many physical therapists are very responsible and care a...

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Football, Concussions, and Apps:  Bringing Technology and Awareness to the Game
Jul09

Football, Concussions, and Apps: Bringing Technology and Awareness to the Game

In an interview, retired NFL running back Thomas Jones expresses what it’s like to have a concussion in the middle of a game, “You know a lot of people say you’re in the zone…a lot of times I think especially for a running back its because you’ve have some sort of hit over the course of the game to where some part of your brain is taking you to a different dimension”. Jones explains that he had some of his best games while concussed....

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Head Injuries Growing In Girls Soccer Raises Concerns
Jun29

Head Injuries Growing In Girls Soccer Raises Concerns

It’s a fact: kids who grow up playing sports have higher grades, cleaner rooms, and a better sense of independence. Sports give children a responsibility that is theirs to manage. They learn how to live in a schedule, hone a skill, and work with others. But are those things enough to get parents to overlook the staggering injury statistics involved with sports? With the NFL’s investigation into head concussions and chronic traumatic...

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Do Bicycle Helmets Prevent Head Injuries?
Jun29

Do Bicycle Helmets Prevent Head Injuries?

Learning to ride a bike is a right of passage for many kids. Graduating from training wheels to riding a two-wheeler is an exciting step in childhood. But how safe is it for children to be riding bikes? Uncontrollable threats can create a dangerous atmosphere for children while bike riding. Cars, dogs, sharp rocks, and other children leaves room for a plethora of accidents waiting to happen. According to a study done in 2003, only 48%...

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