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Can a TBI Get Worse Over Time? Recovery Chances from a Head Injury Years Later

Can a TBI get worse over time? The short answer is: yes, it can. Every brain injury is different and even though many secondary effects of a brain injury improve with time, others may linger and interfere with rehabilitation.  Survivors with long-term effects can often present signs of decline in their recovery process. Fortunately, there […]

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5. Coping with Brain Injury Anniversary Dates – Survivor, Caregiver, Spouse, & Mother Perspectives

How do we approach brain injury anniversaries? That day can bring up a weird feeling, it can be painful, it can be hard to get through. Each of us will have different experiences with it. Today we will have perspectives from survivors as well as family members. Wherever you are on your journey, my hope […]

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How to Recover Hand Function After Brain Injury: Causes, Types, & Treatment

Understanding how to recover hand function after brain injury is essential to promote recovery. Often, the hands are the slowest part of the body to recover because they are furthest from the midline of the body. Slow progress is still progress, and there are many ways to boost your recovery such as rehab exercise.  This […]

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Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Recovery Outlook, and Treatment

About 32% of all spinal cord injuries result in a complete spinal cord injury, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is completely severed. This results in the loss of all sensation and motor control below your level of injury. Fortunately, there is hope for […]

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Some Types of Stress Could Be Good for Brain Functioning

Low to moderate stress can help build resilience and may reduce the risk of developing more serious mental health disorders including depression and anti-social behavior, a new study reports.

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6. Adapting + Adjusting to Life After Brain Injury (Survivor Stories)

Simply put… life is different after brain injury. So what is it like adjusting and adapting to living with symptoms and everything else that comes with having a brain injury? Today you’ll hear from two survivors sharing their stories, and how they have been learning to live in the “new normal”. My hope is that […]

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Home Remedies for Head Injury: 10 Effective Ways to Heal the Brain Naturally

After a brain injury, survivors may experience a variety of lingering secondary effects. While pharmaceutical drugs and/or medical procedures can help treat these effects, there are many home remedies for head injury that are just as effective. The brain has the ability to heal naturally after sustaining trauma with various types of homeopathic remedies. This […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis: How to Maximize Your Chances of Recovery

Spinal cord injury paralysis, or loss of muscle function, occurs when the brain and spinal cord cannot communicate with the affected muscles in the body. Lack of communication between the brain and muscles can lead to paraplegia (paralysis in the lower extremities) or quadriplegia (paralysis in the upper and lower extremities). The type of paralysis […]

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Learning to Read Again After Brain Injury: How to Improve Pure Alexia

Survivors may experience pure alexia after brain injury, which involves difficulty with reading. This usually occurs when a brain injury affects the posterior left hemisphere of the brain. While learning to read again after brain injury can be challenging, it is possible to improve pure alexia. Speech-language pathologists (SLP) and occupational therapists (OTs) are excellent […]

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Making Sense of Socially Enhanced Aggression in the Brain

Study reveals the lateral habenula plays a critical role in the priming of aggression in male mice.

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Self-Reflection Linked to Improved Late-Life Cognition and Brain Health

A person’s ability to self-reflect is associated with cognition and glucose metabolism later in life, a new study finds. Those who engage in more self-reflection had improved cognition, better overall brain health, and increased glucose metabolism later in life.

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Scientists Find Molecular Clues Behind Acute and Chronic Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers identified a unique biomarker associated with only the chronic or acute stage of traumatic brain injury.

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Feeling Stressed? It Can Show In Your Skin, Hair, and Nails

Researchers explain how stress can have a detrimental impact on your skin, nails, and hair.

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9. Re-Injuries, Symptom Flare-Ups, and Combatting Fear (with Ali Rheaume + Natasha Wilch)

The journey of living with brain injury comes with ups and downs. Today, you will hear from two guests: – Survivor Perspective: Ali Rheaume has been living with a TBI for 5 years, and just sustained a re-injury concussion a few months ago. She shares some of her journey and tips for dealing with re-injuries, […]

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Detection of Pitch Errors in Well-Known Songs

A song’s lyrics have an effect on our ability to process musical pitch, but not necessarily due to the meaningfulness of the words.

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