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The Power of Unconditional Love to Heal the Trauma of Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

The team at Sojourner Center is dedicated to the field of domestic violence. We go to work every day now at a campus that includes the Southwest's lar...

People With Brain Injuries More Likely To Go To Prison

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Men and women who suffered traumatic brain injuries had more than twice the risk of winding up in a federal prison in Canada as the...

After Fire: The Challenges Facing Women Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

"Every day is Veteran's Day," says a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) team in After Fire, a documentary by Brittany Huckabee. They are ca...

The Same Old, Same Old is Not Working for Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

If we want a world free from domestic violence, we must demand new ideas. At Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence research, advocacy, shelt...

From Battlefield to Home Front: Protecting our Veterans and Loved Ones from TBIs

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

For all Americans, Veterans Day is a time to honor and thank the men and women who served in the military and dedicated their lives to protecting our ...

Young Football Players' Brains Change After One Season

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Children’s brains undergo noticeable changes after just one season of football, even if they were never diagnosed with a concussi...

Making Meaning Of My Brain Injury And My Life

Jeff Sebell | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sebell

My son was married in August of last year. The date he and his, then, fiance, picked out for their marriage, unbeknownst to them, happened to be the 4...

4 Lessons I Learned From NASCAR About Concussions

Amy Zellmer | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

I have been following Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery since he sustained a concussion in a June 12 crash at Michigan International Speedway. Dale Jr....

'Quit Using Your Brain Injury As An Excuse'

Amy Zellmer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

“Quit using your brain injury as an excuse!” I was caught completely off guard by this statement a few weeks ago, said by someone I have known man...

Vietnam Vet Finally Says Goodbye To The Friend He Couldn't Save

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

It took 46 years, but Ricky Miller finally went to say good-bye to the best friend he tried desperately to rescue in Vietnam. It wasn't easy.

Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

“You look great! You must be fully recovered!” “You look great! You must be feeling good!” I have come to loathe these phrases. I know they ar...

Honoring The Wounded, Ill And Injured Veterans...All Of Them

Shad Meshad | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

I've been thinking about the Invictus Games ("Invictus" means unconquered) since the news coverage last month. Modeled after the U.S. Department of De...

We Must Challenge Assumptions about Pediatric Concussions

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

It's easy to assume that most pediatric concussion cases are diagnosed in the emergency department (ED). However, new research, published this month i...

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Concussions Can Hurt Your Sleep Far Longer Than Experts Thought

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Doctors have long known that sleep trouble is common in the first few months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. But a study published...

Finding Hope in the Face of Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Webster's dictionary defines hope as "to expect or wish... to be optimistic... to cherish a desire of good... with expectation of obtaining it or beli...

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.02.2017 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Blessing and mourning may sound like a strange combination, but I experienced the benefit of God's nearness as I mourned the ambiguous loss of our son...

Ambiguous Loss: Having But Not Having

Tammy McLeod | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

After my son Zach suffered a major brain injury during a high school football scrimmage, I found the grieving process to be complicated.

Elvis Presley's Death -- What Really Killed the King?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.04.2017 | Science
Garry Rodgers

I'd have to classify Elvis's death as an accident. There's no one to blame -- certainly not Elvis. He was a severely injured and ill man. There's no specific negligence on anyone's part and definitely no cover-up or conspiracy of a criminal act.

It's Not 'Just' a Concussion

Amy Zellmer | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

In the movie "Concussion," we start to garner an understanding that concussions are much more serious than originally thought. We get a glimpse inside the severity of repetitive head trauma, and how it can hide invisibly inside our brains, while wreaking havoc on our lives.

Here's What You Should Ask the Presidential Candidates About the Military

Justin Constantine | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Justin Constantine

For the next few months the people who are vying to be our next president will be amazingly accessible. If you happen to live in a state like Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina you can very easily find an event featuring one of the presidential candidates at which you could ask them a direct question. When the moment comes, what would you ask?

Practicing Without Helmets Could Make Football Safer For Players

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - For college football players, practicing without helmets and shoulder pads may help reduce the number of head impacts in later prac...

Life With a TBI: 6 Tips for Surviving the Holidays and Overstimulation

Amy Zellmer | Posted 12.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

I have compiled a list of six simple things you can do to make the holidays easier on yourself, or a loved one who is dealing with overstimulation.

Just How Dangerous Are Sports Concussions, Anyway?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

It's in the headlines every week: Professional athletes are hit too hard, and they wind up with a concussion. But when it comes to your own child on t...

Anxiety, Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

Anxiety is a seriously scary thing that you truly have no control over. I am surprised what sets it off, and of course, it happens when I am least expecting it. Other times, like when we got our first snowy-ice mixture the following winter, it makes sense to me.