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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dynamic Mental Illness Indicators Caught by Advanced AI in Brain Imaging

A new AI algorithm used fMRI data to identify novel brain patterns linked to mental health disorders.

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No Pain, No Gain? How the Brain Chooses Between Pain and Profit

The ventral striatum plays a crucial role when it comes to choices about future pain versus future profit.

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Brain Stimulation Improves Motor Skill Learning at Older Age

Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation applied to the motor cortex can help improve age-related impairments in learning new motor skills.

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Racial Discrimination Affects Brain Microstructure

In Black women, racial discrimination affects the microstructure of the brain, specifically within the anterior cingulum bundle and corpus callosum, and increases adverse mental health risks.

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Can Listening to the Beatles Improve Your Memory? New Research Says Music Just Might Stir the Brain

Listening to your favorite music increases connectivity in the brain, especially for older people. Researchers said music appears to bridge the gap between the auditory system and the reward system in the brain.

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11. The Vestibular System and Brain Injury (with Dr. Jeremy Schmoe)

What is the vestibular system? How does it affect brain injury survivors? What symptoms can be caused by dysfunction of this system? Today, Dr. Jeremy Schmoe is here to answer these questions and so much more. Next week, Dr. Schmoe will be back to continue this conversation & talk about Dysautonomia. Season 1 – Episode […]

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