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Brain Injuries Archives

Brain injuries can be hard to cope with, especially financially

Brain injuries are difficult injuries to live with. This is true for the person who has the injury, as well as the people who have to help care for the person. Even children of the victim might suffer due to the effects of the brain injury. We know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family members.

Researchers tie TBI to brain connection problems

New Mexico residents who have sustained traumatic brain injuries may be interested to learn that Texas researchers believe they have gained insights into how TBIs impact chronic sufferers. Their study revealed that six or more months following an injury, patients may display signs of connectivity problems between different areas of their brains. This phenomenon might contribute to long-term cognitive impairments associated with TBI, and scientists are hopeful that the discovery could lead to improved treatment methods.

Duo aims to improve brain injury awareness in New Mexico

An educator at the New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center and a brain injury survivor have teamed up to announce an art project aimed at increasing brain injury awareness. The Unmasking Brain Injury Project is also meant to provide a voice to those who may feel different because of their injuries.

New movie sheds light on sufferers of concussions in the NFL

New Mexico theaters are set to debut a new film starring Will Smith called "Concussion." In this biopic, he plays the scientist who discovered the link between repeated concussions and a form of permanent brain damage known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. This dramatization has touched a sensitive area for the American sports industry, and there are reports of controversy over the film and its contents among individuals who work for the NFL.

Bicycle helmets reduce brain trauma in accidents

According to a new University of Arizona study, bicycle riders in New Mexico and across the U.S. reduce their odds of a severe traumatic brain injury by 58 percent when they wear a helmet. The research was presented at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons on Oct. 8.

Research being conducted on brain injuries

Accident victims in New Mexico may be affected by recent research conducted on the nature of brain injuries. Biomedical engineers from Columbia University are now attempting to change many of the common misconceptions held about the brain. Rather than describing the brain as an object that rattles around inside a vessel, one professor likened it to gelatin, warping in shape as the container reforms. According to these professionals, traumatic brain injuries are typically difficult to diagnose because the cells may die off long before the actual tissue is destroyed.

Energy drink consumption linked to traumatic brain injuries

Teens in New Mexico and around the country who frequently consume energy drinks may have a higher risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury according to a study published on Sept. 16. Researchers came to this conclusion after looking at survey information provided by more than 10,000 7th to 12th grade students in 2013. The results of the research was published in the open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Suggestions for helping those suffering with brain injuries

New Mexico residents whose loved one or friend is recovering from a traumatic brain injury might be interested in reading about the effects of the injury and ways to assist the victim. Several tips may assist friends and relatives to understand what these people are experiencing and how they can help them as they try to get back to normal.

How TBI and ADHD are related

New Mexico parents may be interested in learning more about recent research that links traumatic brain injuries to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. A survey of adult residents in Canada indicates that people with a history of TBI might benefit from being screened for ADHD. Researchers claim they discovered a significant correlation between the two disorders. According to the new study, adults diagnosed with TBI are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than other patients.