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CDC reports increase in ED visits for concussions in children, teenagers.

A large number of media sources discussed a report showing a sizable increase in kids and teenagers visiting the emergency department (ED) for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The New York Times (10/7, B17, Zinser, Subscription Publication) reported that emergency department “visits by children and adolescents for brain injuries jumped more than 60 percent over an -->

A drug to help brain heal itself

Below is a link to an article about  researchers proposing to use erythropoietin – otherwise known as EPO, to help the brain regenerate neurons. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/a-drug-to-help-brain-heal-itself-20110314-1bu0j.html?utm_source=RSS+Feeds%3A+Aggregate+News+%26+Info&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TBI_News_Information+%28TBI+News+and+Info+-+BrainLine.org%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

Traumatic Brain Injury and Coldplay

Many great trial lawyers have used music to inspire them, as themes of their case, or even just to remind them what they’re fighting for.  Whenever I hear the song “Fix You” by Coldplay, I am always reminded of the struggle that my TBI clients go through every day.  Below are the lyrics to “Fix -->

Veterans are being cheated out of healthcare

I have attached an article from NPR regarding how the Pentagon and private “independent” insurance companies are cheating our heroes out of cognitive rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injuries. This is an unfortunate step back for the US Armed Forces, who have been a leader in brain injury study for sometime.  There are many lessons to be learned from -->

NFL Concussion Reports Up This Season

The Associated Press reported an increase in concussion reports in the NFL this season. As a sports fan and as a neurolaw attorney, I am curious as to what the NFL will do in regards to these concussions. The NFL is filled with, in my opinion, the best athletes in the world. The biggest, fastest, -->

The Labeling of a mTBI

A recent article published by PubMed from the National Institute of Health covers two of the topics I follow the most, traumatic brain injuries and linguistics.  The linguistic aspects of “labeling” are very powerful.  Where many like to say “a picture says a thousand words,” I also believe that a word can show a thousand -->

Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

What is cognition? Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes: Attention and concentration Processing and understanding information. Memory Communication Planning, organizing, and assembling Reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment Controlling impulses and desires and being patient How does TBI affect cognition and -->

Sleep and TBI

How common are sleep problems following a TBI? Many people who have brain injuries suffer from sleep disturbances. Not sleeping well can increase or worsen depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, and one’s sense of well-being. It can also lead to poor work performance and traffic or workplace accidents. A review of sleep disorder studies and surveys -->

Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a traumatic brain injury? A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental -->

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

This list is not all inclusive of all TBI symptoms.  Also, a victim who suffers a TBI may have very few of these symptoms and still have a very serious and permanent TBI. Loss of simple movement of various body parts. Inability to plan a sequence of complex movements needed to complete multi-stepped tasks, such -->