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By On January 26th, 2015

US Military Announces New Guidelines for Brain Injury Treatment

Earlier this month, the military announced it would be updating its protocol for treating and returning soldiers to active duty following traumatic brain injuries. Under the new regulations, individuals must complete a six-step process of progressing levels of activity before being returned to action. The new rules,published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, were…

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By On September 5th, 2014

Rest Your Brain After Brain Injury, Not Just Your Body

Despite all of the improvements in how athletes respond to and manage brain injuries, the actual treatment for concussions and traumatic brain injuries has largely stayed the same. Even minor injuries should be carefully handled, similar to how a personal injury lawyer in Plymouth handles the case. People who suffer brain injuries are routinely prescribed…

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By On July 3rd, 2014

What Causes Personality Changes After Brain Injuries?

Personality changes can be one of the most difficult symptoms for both brain injury sufferers and their loved ones to accept and manage. Brain injuries are associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression, which are all enough on their own to greatly hamper one’s life. These issues can be improved and easier…

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By On May 29th, 2014

The Transformative Power of Words

Written by: Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD  Part of the reason I was so excited about the opportunity to edit the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope Healing and Hard Work is because I believe in the healing power of words. Five years after my son Neil’s traumatic…

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By On May 29th, 2014

Introduction of Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

We are honored to share Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein’s blog contribution with our readers.  Dr. Roy-Bornstein brings a unique perspective to NeuroNotes since she is a physician, a parent as well as a caregiver.  She has written a memoir, “Crash: A Mother, a Son, and the Journey from Grief to Gratitude,” that weaves this perspective throughout…

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By On January 31st, 2014

Doctors waking Schumacher from coma

Physicians in Grenoble, France are working to lighten Michael Schumacher from his medically induced coma. Schumacher received a severe brain injury in fall while skiing several weeks ago and his condition has been subject to much speculation. Emergency surgery to remove blood clots on his brain and reduce intra-cranial pressure took place at the hospital…

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By On May 15th, 2013

Study Shows Proof The Brain Heals By Re-Wiring Itself

New research from American and Australian scientists shows that the brain attempts to heal and make up for lost functioning after damage by creating complex new circuits, often far from the site of the damage. The study, lead by Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky and Dr. Michael Fanselow from UCLA, working with Dr. Bryce Vissel from Sydney’s…

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