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By On May 29th, 2015

Strategy-Based Brain Training Provides Lasting Mental and Physical Gains After TBI

New research published in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation claims that veterans and civilians who have experienced traumatic brain injury show significantly improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health after receiving strategy-based cognitive training. “Veterans and others who have sustained traumatic brain injuries often experience persistent cognitive and psychological difficulties, such as depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder,…

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By On December 22nd, 2014

Retired NFL Players Join Program Designed To Treat Veterans With TBI

A brain injury treatment program originally created to help military veterans with traumatic brain injury is being expanded to include retired professional football players. The Eisenhower Center’s “After the Impact” program is designed to offer intense treatment for soldiers who have experienced concussions, mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related health issues.…

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By On December 12th, 2014

New Study Shows Progesterone May Not Be Effective Against Severe TBI

Despite promising preliminary research, a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates progesterone provides no improvement in clinical outcome for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. “This trial, referred to as SYNAPSE, reports on a large prospective randomized clinical trial that investigated the effects of progesterone administered to severe TBI patients,” said…

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By On October 7th, 2014

Stroke Drug May Provide Effective TBI Treatment

A study published in PLoS ONE says the only drug currently approved to treat the disabling effects of strokes may also be a potential treatment for similar damage in more moderate forms of traumatic brain injury, if the drug is used in the form of a nasal spray. Researchers Ye Xiong, Ph.D, Zhongu Lui, Ph.D.,…

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By On August 7th, 2014

Can Massage Help Manage Symptoms of TBI?

  In my time researching and writing about traumatic brain injuries, I’ve heard quite a few far-fetched and barely researched “cures,” “treatments,” and “therapies,” most of which I ignore entirely out of skepticism. For example, after continuous research supporting the need for rest after TBI, I find it hard to believe that “quick return to…

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By On August 5th, 2014

Can a Mild Vacuum Help Limit Brain Damage After TBI?

Researchers may have found a treatment option which minimizes brain and tissue damage in the moments after a traumatic brain injury. According to an experimental study published in the August issue of Neurosurgery, the team of scientists say “mechanical tissue resuscitation” – consisting of applying vacuum pressure over the injured area of the brain –…

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