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By On February 5th, 2019

Aerobic exercise may speed up concussion recovery

Sometimes it feels like everyone is telling you to do opposite things after a concussion. Some doctors and experts stress that rest is essential, while others will say it is important to gradually return to activity. The problem is that some research suggests that a gradual return can actually speed up a person’s recovery but…

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By On September 24th, 2018

Neurobehavioral symptoms may predict employability after moderate-to-severe TBI

For those with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), finding employment can often be very difficult. According to some estimates, more than 60% of those who have survived a moderate-to-severe TBI Many survivors live with significant disabilities which can have a significant impact on a person’s employability, but there is evidence that physical and mental disability…

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By On July 9th, 2018

Weight gain after TBI could have long-term health consequences

Weight changes are common after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but new research indicates becoming overweight or obese after a moderate to severe TBI also raises the risk of chronic diseases later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR) indicate that new strategies may be needed to manage weight…

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By On June 1st, 2018

Cognitive training is linked to reduced depression and better brain health after TBI

Cognitive training is able to not only reduce depression levels after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but can even improve overall brain health according to new findings published in the journal Human Brain Mapping. The new findings found that after undergoing cognitive training, patients with TBI reported significant reductions in the severity of depressive symptoms,…

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By On April 23rd, 2018

Concussed children are often overlooked for rehab services

It is widely believed that children with “mild” traumatic brain injuries (more often referred to as concussions) don’t require anything more than rest to make a full recovery. It may be true that these less-severe brain injuries largely resolve on their own, but many require rehab services such as educational support and mental health care…

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By On July 10th, 2017

Experimental drug repairs the memory in brain injured mice

A new experimental drug tested in animal trials could potentially have huge implications for those recovering from traumatic brain injuries in the future. The drug, called ISRIB, completely restored memory and the ability to learn in mice with brain injuries similar to TBI in humans, even when the drug was administered up to a month…

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