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Nancy Reyer, an 'extraordinary person' to be honored by brain injury survivor group

Riverhead’s Nancy Reyer will be honored as “caregiver of the year” at a gala event hosted by New Beginnings Community Center Aug. 15 at the L.I. 1,021 more words

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Researchers investigating brain trauma treatment

UW Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma at Harborview Medical Center Eileen Bulger will be the local lead investigator for an upcoming nationwide study on the effectiveness of tranexamic acid on survival and recovery after traumatic head injuries.Tranexamic acid works by slowing blood clot breakdown and is already a medication approved by the U.S. 658 more words

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Former CU Linebacker Chad Brown Has Questions About NCAA Concussion Actions

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – As the NCAA has proposed a deal aimed at making college athletics safer, it agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit by offering $70 million to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. 336 more words

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How to Prove Traumatic Brain Injury to Skeptical Juries and Insurance Adjusters

Traumatic brain injury from car accidents is often difficult for lawyers to prove, as many people with brain injury appear “normal.” Yet they have a multitude of serious symptoms that can evolve and worsen over time, says attorney Steven M. 601 more words

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Drug blocks light sensors in eye that may trigger migraine attacks.

For many migraine sufferers, bright lights are a surefire way to exacerbate their headaches. And for some night-shift workers, just a stroll through a brightly lit parking lot during the morning commute home can be enough to throw off their body’s daily rhythms and make daytime sleep nearly impossible.

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Family fights for brain injury services after son's tragic death

Ian Cusack was five years old when he was struck by a car outside his home in Limerick in 2008. He suffered devastating head injuries which left him needing 24-hour care. 652 more words

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Tyler will be presenter at the Traumatic Brain Injury Summer Institute

The Center for Disabilities is hosting the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Summer Institute Aug. 13–14 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown, Sioux Falls, with Janet Tyler, Ph. 218 more words

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