Posts Tagged ‘The New York Times’

By On August 15th, 2013

Simple Concussion Tool Offers an Alternative to High Tech Tests

Football season is gearing up for high school and college athletes across the country, renewing concerns over repeated head impacts and traumatic brain injuries or concussions. Even over the past year, tons of advancements have been made in managing brain injuries, and research has unearthed extensive information as to how our brains function and react…


By On February 21st, 2013

How Technology Is Advancing Traumatic Brain Injury Research

There are three types of traumatic brain injury advances being made right now: preventative, diagnostic, and treatment. Preventative advancements are currently lagging because they come mostly in the form of human change. New helmets and padding do their part to reduce the risk of brain injury, but our professional sports have become so cut throat…


By On January 3rd, 2013

Military Chaplain Is Now The One Needing Help Following TBI

Every day soldiers return from their service with traumatic brain injuries that will seriously impact their lives for years, possibly even until they die. Lt. Col Richard Brunk knows all of this well. Now retired from the service, the chaplain had only been in Baghdad two weeks when a rocket destroyed the chapel he was…


By On December 10th, 2012

Study Finds More Evidence Linking TBI and CTE

New research published in the scientific journal Brain helps support the theory that repeated “mild” traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study examined brain samples from 85 people with histories of repeated mild TBI, and the study alone has doubled the number of CTE…

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