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Vermont nonprofit raises brain injury awareness

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont serves more than 1,500 victims and families as well as raises awareness of the importance of brain injury prevention. The issue, according to the Waterbury-based nonprofit, is a growing one as we learn about the lifelong impacts of brain injuries.The Brain Injury Association of Vermont serves those living with brain injury, their family members, caregivers and professionals. 1,358 more words

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Drunken King Street fight led to serious brain injury

The nasty incident occurred at 6.30am on October 19 last year, and a court heard that all involved in the fight outside The Hub in King Street, were heavily intoxicated.Aaron Smith, 21, of Library Street, Wigan, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to inflicting grievous bodily harm. 199 more words

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Hayden support group helps victims of brain injury

Hayden — Leigh Erceg was working on her family ranch in 2009 when she fell and broke her neck.Temporarily paralyzed and unable to remember her family or many other things, Erceg began the long road to recovery from a brain injury.After many doctors appointments and meetings with neurological specialists, Erceg slowly began to recover, learning new skills and taking up new hobbies, like painting, that she had never done before.Years later, Erceg has formed a brain injury support group to help those with brain injuries and disorders navigate the resources available to them in the area.“This town did not have a brain injury support group,” said Erceg, who lives in Hayden. 494 more words

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When then 18-year-old Iva Sadaraka started suffering sharp headaches and loss of balance, he didn’t realise he was about to join millions of other Australians in a journey of rehabilitation.The 20-year-old from Minto has just completed 18 months of treatment at Liverpool hospital’s brain injury unit after developing a brain tumour.His story is one to help raise awareness of acquired brain injuries.Iva grew up in Minto, went to Sarah Redfern High and played rugby league for the Minto Cobras.Mr Sadaraka was diagnosed with an astrocytoma tumour on his brain.With Brain Injury Awareness Week just gone health experts are keen to highlight the prevalence of acquired brain injuries in people like Mr Sadaraka. 264 more words

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Lincoln Panel Takes Questions On Traumatic Brain Injuries

LINCOLN, Neb. Micah Fulmer says he always gets a little nervous explaining to strangers exactly what happened to him six years ago but he wants people who are struggling to hear his message of hope.That’s why he was one of the four panelists who spoke at the community forum on brain injuries sponsored by the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln on 250. 388 more words

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Group calls on sports organizations to do more to prevent concussions

Despite growing awareness of the dangers, Canadian sports organizations are not equipped to prevent concussions, according to a coalition of health organizations that called Thursday for adoption of concussion protocols by all sporting groups. 760 more words

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Abbott wins $19.5 million contract to develop brain injury test

Abbott Laboratories and the Defense Department on Monday said they have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate concussions and other head injuries.Lake County-based Abbott will receive $19.5 million over the next two years to formulate the tests, which will be performed on its handheld diagnostic system called i-Stat. 184 more words

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