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Posts Tagged ‘Severe Brain Injury’

By On December 23rd, 2016

Does Improving Sleep Lead To Improved Brain Injury Recovery?

Though the link is poorly understood, brain injuries and an increase in problems with sleep often go hand-in-hand. Now, a new study suggests improvements in sleep problems could be a useful metric for assessing how far along a person’s recovery from a brain injury is. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, recovery…

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By On July 20th, 2015

Brain Injury Rehab: Are we thinking long-term?

Written by Dan Harren TBI rehab is hard stuff. 10-plus years in, and I still find myself failing, learning, and moving forward. I’ve been thinking about success a lot lately, and what it means to be successful in rehab – from a client’s perspective (and thus from the treatment provider’s perspective). Here’s a bit of…

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By On July 20th, 2015

NeuroNotes welcomes Dan Harren

Dan Harren is joining NeuroNotes as a guest blogger. Dan is the Business Development Manager for Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO), our sister facility in Toronto. He brings a background in brain injury rehabilitation for individuals with severe brain injuries and a dual diagnosis in hospital, residential and outreach settings through NRIO and other…

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By On September 4th, 2014

NFL attempts to dodge brain injury settlement

The NFL is trying to dodge their responsibility to the players living with brain injury through creating twists and turns to the structure of the settlement and the available payouts. The rules they have created for the application process would be daunting to a person without a brain injury and may be near impossible for…

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By On August 28th, 2014

A Story of Recovery

Its not often that a tragic story about brain injury and disability has a positive ending, but The Telegraph ran a story about Simon Lewis who experienced a devastating brain injury in a horrific car accident which killed his wife and he was mistaken for dead with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 at the…

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By On June 18th, 2014

Schumacher moves to rehab: The long road back

Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 champion, has emerged from his long coma and moved into a rehabilitation center at University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Schumacher sustained a severe brain injury from a fall in a skiing accident and has been in a medically sustained coma. During his hospitalization in Grenoble, France there has been…

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By On April 16th, 2014

Vegetative State: Can we measure the potential for change?

When we hear the term “vegetative state” we commonly think of a person who has experienced a brain injury of such magnitude where a return to consciousness is unlikely. A recent study conducted by Steven Laureys, MD, PhD and his colleagues of the University of Liege in Belgium shows that enhanced imaging methodology offers a…

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