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Traumatic Brain Injury

'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...

Is Donald Trump Hiding Brain Damage?

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Observers have used all sorts of labels to describe Trump's highly unusual behavior in speeches, interviews, and his now-infamous tweets--like "narcis...

Beauty And The Brain: Five Ways Yoga Has Helped Heal My Brain Injury

Quenby Schuyler | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Quenby Schuyler

Beauty and the Brain: Five ways a Daily Yoga Practice Has Helped to Heal Brain Injury One year ago at thirty-five years old, I suffered a Post-Partum...

Man Charged With Murder For Allegedly Driving His Partner To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Crime

For approximately 10 years, Minnesota authorities say, Jessica Haban was physically and emotionally abused by her partner. Long Vang, 34, allegedly sm...

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...

Choosing The Right Path...

David Bernstein | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
David Bernstein

Living in the pediatric cancer community for over 3 years now, I've been honored and privileged to meet amazing families who are currently on their pa...

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...

BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE When He Died, Doctors Say

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.24.2016 | Sports

Dave Mirra, the legendary athlete who helped popularize BMX in the world of extreme sports, suffered from chronic brain damage when he died in Februar...

Healing From Traumatic Brain Injury With Yoga

Amy Zellmer | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

Yoga is something that I have done since college (if you promise not to do math, I'll simply say I've been doing yoga for 20+ years). There was a pe...

Finding Happiness After Loss

Jeff Sebell | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sebell

One of the offshoots of inner contentment is that, through it, you can achieve a state of fulfillment; a state of "feeling good" or a more permanent happiness, a state not dependent on people or events, and one that has staying power.

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...

Sleep Smart, Drive Smart -- Drowsy Driving Kills

Valerie Misch | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Valerie Misch

About an hour later, just two exits from home, Adam fell asleep at the wheel, with the cruise control set at 75, and the car careened off the highway into a bunch of oak trees. Trisha was killed on impact, and Michael suffered numerous physical and brain injuries.

How I Regained My Humanity After A Brain Injury

Jeff Sebell | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Jeff Sebell

At the age of 19 I was busy developing my own personality: likes, dislikes and strengths. But then, a car accident and month-long coma seemed to obliterate everything I had been. Beyond the obvious -- needing to learn how to walk again, talk, tie my shoes and cut my food, etc., -- I lost the things I identified myself by.

The VA vs. Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta

Shad Meshad | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Army Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta has received notification from the VA that his benefits for a caregiver are ending in 90 days, at the end of May. The letter he received from the VA states "he is no longer appropriate for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers."

Professional Athletes Call for Action on Medical Cannabis

Alex Thiersch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports
Alex Thiersch

Professional sports put an enormous strain on the human body. More and more retired athletes have spoken out about how the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis can ease a lot of the pain that players routinely face.

A Military Pilot Study Could Change The Way We Treat Pain

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness meditation may help combat veterans with traumatic brain injury manage their chronic pain, according to a small but promising pilot study ...

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...

Collaboration Is Key to Advance Brain Health

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Tremendous efforts have been directed toward better understanding how the human brain works and fails to work, especially over the last decade. But we have only begun to scratch the surface. We need to make some changes in order to get to the next level.

Bringing MRI Where It's Needed Most

Lab Notes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

MRIs provide critical early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening injuries, yet their size and cost make them difficult to deploy to hard-to-reach places.

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.01.2016 | 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...

Traumatic Brain Injury Links Football Players to King Henry VIII

Michelle Taylor | Posted 02.19.2016 | Sports
Michelle Taylor

A new study suggests that traumatic brain injury could explain the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches and insomnia Henry VIII dealt with prior to his death in 1547.

Ambiguous Loss: Having But Not Having

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.03.2016 | 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.

This Marine Wants To Tell The Stories Of America's Veterans. But He Needs Your Help.

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.15.2016 | Media

You could say The War Horse -- an ambitious new digital magazine currently raising funds on Kickstarter -- all started with a rocket-propelled grenade...

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

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.06.2016 | 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.