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By On February 3rd, 2015

Researchers Say Brain Inflammation Is Responsible For Many Brain Injury Symptoms

As the National Football League has become the lynchpin for the brain injury conversation in America, the blame for chronic neurodegenerative problems has been routinely placed on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in autopsies of former football players with signs of brain trauma. However, researchers at the University of Maryland School…

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By On January 14th, 2015

A Blood Test For TBI May Not Be Possible After All

Despite huge efforts from the U.S. government and private sector, new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests the Holy Grail in brain injury diagnosis may not be possible after all. The animal study says complications involving the brain’s waste removal system – which has been only recently discovered – could potentially prevent researchers…

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By On January 6th, 2015

More Rest May Not Be The Best Approach After Concussion

New research could lead to a large shift in how teens with mild traumatic brain injuries are treated, as a study has found extended rest provides little benefit in recovery. In fact, it may even make matters worse. Researchers from The Medical College of Wisconsin conducted a randomized trial to compare approaches using extended rest…

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By On December 22nd, 2014

Retired NFL Players Join Program Designed To Treat Veterans With TBI

A brain injury treatment program originally created to help military veterans with traumatic brain injury is being expanded to include retired professional football players. The Eisenhower Center’s “After the Impact” program is designed to offer intense treatment for soldiers who have experienced concussions, mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related health issues.…

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By On December 13th, 2014

Survey Finds One in Six Ontario Adults Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury

A new survey finds nearly 17 percent of adults in Ontario report having experienced a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required overnight hospitalization, according to a report published in Journal of Neurotrauma. The rates found in the survey are comparable with rates of substance abuse, cigarette smoking, and psychological…

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By On November 4th, 2014

Is The Proposed NFL Concussion Settlement as Good as It Sounds?

Brain injury professionals have been highly critical of the latest proposed settlement between the NFL and the former players suffering from the debilitating after-effects of exposing themselves to repeated brain injuries, but the deal looks almost generous on the surface. How can so many people be so strongly against an “uncapped” settlement which claims to…

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