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Posts Tagged ‘traumatic brain injury recovery’

By On June 6th, 2016

Anemia Could Lead To Poorer Outcomes After TBI

There are many factors that can determine whether a person is likely to experience a positive outcome after experiencing traumatic brain injury (TBI), and more are being found on a regular basis. According to a study recently published in World Neurosurgery, one of those factors may be a person’s history with anemia. The findings suggest…

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By On February 8th, 2016

Rest Is Still Best For Concussion Recovery

Rest and relaxation remains the best response to a concussion or traumatic brain injury, according to the findings of a recent study from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). The study, published in the March 2016 issue of American Journal of Pathology, shows that more than 24 hours of rest is “critical” to allowing the brain…

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By On October 2nd, 2015

Does Fructose Prevent The Brain From Recovering After TBI?

According to a new study by UCLA neuroscientists, diet may play a significant role in determining how long an individual needs to recover from mental deficits following a traumatic brain injury. The animal study showed that a diet high in processed fructose impaired rats’ brains’ ability to heal following head trauma. “Americans consume most of…

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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 May 25th, 2015

Hospital Readmission Rates Following TBI May Be Higher Than Previously Reported

A new study published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation suggests the rates of hospital readmission following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be significantly higher than other chronic diseases and injuries and may even be higher than previously reported. The study, led by Dr. Angela Colantonio, senior scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN, examined…

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By On April 24th, 2014

Higher Education Can Help You Recover From TBI Faster

Researchers have found many factors that can determine how quickly a person recovers from a traumatic brain injury, such as age and gender. But, one of the most important considerations in deciding how quickly you bounce back may be how far you went in school, according to a new study. The study, reported in the…

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