Tag Archives: traumatic brain injuries

Popular Highchair Recalled

Graco has recalled their Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair line due to a potential fall hazard. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the highchair’s rear legs can pivot out of position making the chair unstable and posing a fall hazard to a child in the highchair”. To date there has been 38 reported instances -->

Brain Anomaly Tied to PTSD & Brain Injury in Vets

By Traci Pederson: A new study finds that veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to have a larger amygdala — the part of the brain that helps regulate emotion — compared to veterans with mild TBIs who didn’t develop PTSD. Read more here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2017/07/18/veterans-with-brain-injury-ptsd-have-larger-amygdala-than-those-with-brain-injury-only/123382.html

New PTSD study identifies potential path to treatment

By Bill Hathaway:  A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National PTSD Brain Bank, and Yale University—has identified a new potential mechanism contributing to the biology of the disorder that may be targeted by future treatments. Read more here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-ptsd-potential-path-treatment.html

Learn More About Safe Cycling in Ulster County This Weekend

On Saturday, July 15th a free Bike Fest is taking place at the Kingston Library from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. This event will include a children’s bike skills program (no bike needed), a community bike repair clinic, a helmet fitting clinic, a free community barbecue for participants (provided by the Kingston Elks Lodge 550), and lots -->

Did You Know June is National Safety Month?

Every year hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of unintentional injuries, and millions more are treated in emergency rooms across the country. June is National Safety Month, we encourage you to utilize the opportunity to learn more about how you can promote safety and reduce the likelihood of preventable injuries in your -->

Albany’s Project Lifesaver Success

Project Lifesaver was designed to bring peace of mind to the loved ones of those prone to wandering. Who wanders? Wandering is a behavior associated with various conditions, including those with head injuries (or traumatic brain injuries), Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, down syndrome, dementia, and those on the autism spectrum. How does wandering effect caregivers and -->

Predicting the Long Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Experts are continuously seeking ways to accurately diagnose brain injuries in a timely fashion. When a patient is diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, many of their questions, including, “what will the long term effects be?” are difficult, if not impossible, to answer. There are a number of variables that contribute to long-term effects of -->

Workplace Injury More Common Than You Think

Many workers assume they are safe on the job, however some common workplace injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, actually occur quite frequently and to workers who have relatively ‘safe’ jobs.  According to the National Institute of Health the leading causes of fatal brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and contact with objects. Each of -->

Brain Injury Linked to Late-Life Parkinsons

Brain injury researchers are constantly searching for better ways to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, researchers are making strides towards understanding how brain injuries effect victims long term.  How common are brain injuries? According to the Brain Injury Association of New York State every 13 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a traumatic -->