Depression can be caused by both physiological reasons and life events. As far as life events go, depression happens to be a very common side effect of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). What is important to remember is that feeling sad is normal, especially after the losses and changes that tend to follow TBI. However, when

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A National Concussion Surveillance System will be implemented, thanks to the Traumatic Brain Injury Program Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was passed this December and signed by President Trump. It will be able to accurately determine how many Americans get a concussion each year and determine the cause. What are the origins of this state-of-art

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It is somewhat unusual to assign months for awareness of subjects that deserve awareness year-round. March is TBI Awareness month, which brings awareness to traumatic brain injuries. Recently, we posted a blog about how scientists are now able to recreate traumatic brain injury in order to learn about recovery. We’ve discussed how to avoid obesity

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Before answering any questions about the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, it is far more pressing news that the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program Reauthorization Act of 2018 was passed this past December. This legislation extends federal TBI programs through 2024. It also authorizes resources to launch a National Concussion Surveillance System, which is expected

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When is reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury a good idea? We never thought of asking such a question but, fortunately, researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center recently did ask such a question and the results are fascinating. By reproducing the effects and stimulating recovery in neuron cells grown in a

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Six Things To Consider If You Have Sleep Paralysis Imagine waking up and not being able to move a muscle. You may try to wake up from what you are certain is a nightmare, only to find that for a few terrifying moments, it is not. It is real. This is a condition known as

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Famous Faces of TBI No one is immune to the effects of a traumatic brain injury. Now, you can add ‘rock star’ to that list of larger than life public figures to be taken down by traumatic brain injury. Most probably remember the cause of INXS front man Michael Hutchence’s death to be suicide by

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It is always a good idea to maintain a healthy diet and get some exercise. According to a recent study, it is especially important to engage in these activities following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The reason is that obesity compounds the health problems that survivors face during recovery. One thing that TBI and obesity

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The term ‘mild traumatic brain injury’ is problematic in and of itself. It may be distinguishing itself from other types of traumatic brain injury but there is nothing mild about it. If anything, the distinction is an attempt to highlight injuries that may go undetected. Last year, Canadian researchers published an article that went so

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The degenerative brain disease known as CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, can only be formally diagnosed via an autopsy. Still facing a concussion epidemic, professional football cannot afford to wait that long to address the problem in its players. One of the more promising solutions to have emerged is the SpeedFlex helmet, featuring InSite technology

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