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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 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 February 2nd, 2017

Photographer Tells His Story of TBI Recovery Through Pictures

Every story of traumatic brain injury may include some similar themes, such as cognitive issues, long recoveries, and a lot of quiet resting. But, every story is also unique. Trevor Gavin shows this through vivid pictures that document every step of his journey from traumatic brain injury to recovery. In March 2016, Gavin experienced a…

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By On September 29th, 2016

Nearly Symptom-less Dale Earnhardt Jr. Returns To The Racetrack

After months of rehabilitation from a brain injury, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will finally be appearing at major racing events this weekend – though he won’t be racing. The famous driver has not raced since early July, due to complicated and long-lasting post-concussion symptoms, and has already decided to sit out the rest of the season…

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By On May 20th, 2016

Full Concussion Recovery May Take Years For Kids

Past research has made it clear that younger athletes take significantly longer to recover than their older counterparts, but a new study suggests it may take much more time than previously thought before they recover entirely. According to findings from York University, it can take up to two years before athletes between the ages of…

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By On February 18th, 2016

Could Yoga Help Rehabilitate Those With TBI-Related Disabilities?

Could an adapted form of yoga be used to help treat individuals who have experienced stroke or traumatic brain injury? That is what is report from an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) study claims, saying adapted yoga can help adults who have experienced TBI improve balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, and walking speed following their injury.…

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