Posts Tagged ‘rehabilitation’

By On November 3rd, 2015

Learning the Ropes at Brookhaven Hospital

Written by Kristi Whitaker, MSW, Brain Injury Case Manager I wanted to introduce myself to our NeuroNotes readers since I’ve been working as a Brain Injury Case Manager and Clinical Assessor for the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) at Brookhaven Hospital for a few months now. In my brief time here, I have been to three…


By On January 8th, 2014

An anniversary and a life direction

The New York Times featured an editorial on January 8, 2014 from Gabrielle Giffords in which she talks about the direction she has taken in her life since her Traumatic Brain Injury from gun violence three years ago to the day. Ms. Giffords candidly addresses what has changed in her life and also talks about…


By On April 11th, 2012

Flu Drug Speeds Brain Injury Recovery: Amantadine Hydrochloride Appears to Speed Recovery in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

A recent study announced that amantadine hydrochloride may actually speed recovery in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.  Amantadine hydrochloride, is not new on the market, as it is a drug typically used to prevent and treat the flu as well as side effects caused by drugs and Parkinson’s disease. In the study TBI patients “who weren’t…


By On November 30th, 2011

Video Games and Your Brain: A Brain Changing Experience

  A small FMRI study conducted by Vincent Matthews, MD, of Indiana University showed that male gamers who spent 10 hours in one week taking aim at video game characters demonstrated diminished activity in the area of the left inferior frontal lobe and less activation in the anterior cingulate cortex during inhibition tasks when compared…

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