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Posts Tagged ‘traumatic brain injury’

By On September 4th, 2018

CDC releases new guideline for managing pediatric concussions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their first-ever evidence-based clinical guideline for diagnosing and managing concussions in US children. The report includes 19 specific recommendations for every stage of TBI, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. While the CDC has released several guidelines or recommendations on concussions in the past, they have…

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By On August 28th, 2018

Chris Nowinski talks concussions in sports on recent podcast

If anyone can claim the title of being a brain injury expert, it is Chris Nowinski. He played football while studying at Harvard. Then, he went on to become a professional wrestler until a brain injury derailed his career. Rather than let his story end there, Nowinski then got a doctorate in behavioral neuroscience, wrote…

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By On August 16th, 2018

TBI may nearly double a person’s risk for suicide

In the past, research has indicated that traumatic brain injury – often caused by falls, car crashes, or sports – is the leading cause of death for young adults in the developed world, followed by suicide. Now, research suggests these two causes of death may be more interrelated than originally expected. According to findings published…

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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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