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By On March 13th, 2012

Substance Abuse May Predate Brain Injury

When Dr. Gabor Mate began investigating medical literature to prove that addictions develop following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he made a startling discovery: the exact opposite is true. Brain injuries tend to develop in greater frequency among those who are already predisposed to the symptoms of addiction. “Brain injuries happen mostly to young men…

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By On December 5th, 2011

Students & Sports, More to Consider

Recently, I blogged about the military and their testing program for brain injury. Today I learned that high schools may be doing a better job than the military in testing and in using those results to prevent brain injuries in student athletes. In 2010, 41.2% of the student concussions were evaluated with computerized testing a…

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