Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion
Created:   2/7/2012
Contains:  76 items
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Survive and Thrive: Bob Woodruff received the best care and attention after a traumatic brain injury (TBI)—and made a remarkable recovery. Today, his foundation tries to ensure...

Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(2):40-43, April/May 2016.

Bob Woodruff received the best care after a traumatic brain injury (TBI)—and made a remarkable recovery. Today, his foundation tries to ensure the same outcome for other TBI survivors.

The Voice: Caring for her younger brother, who is non-verbal and has a brain injury, fuels Elizabeth Espinosa's passion to speak for him and others with special needs.

Farley, Todd; Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now . 11(5):40-43, October/November 2015.

Caring for her younger brother Christian, who is non-verbal and has a brain injury, fuels TV and radio host Elizabeth Espinosa's passion to speak for him and others with special needs.

Tracking Traumatic Brain Injury: What new biomarkers may reveal about concussion over the short and long term.

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 10(3):24-31, June/July 2014.

What do new biomarkers reveal about the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion? In this article, we explain the imaging technology currently available to diagnose TBI—as well as the ongoing research on risk factors, and the short- and long-term consequences of brain injuries.

High Note: After leaving the NFL because of repeated concussion, Ben Utecht has found a new sense of purpose in music and advocacy.

Farley, Todd

Neurology Now . 10(2):17-19, April/May 2014.

Following his fifth documented concussion, Ben Utecht's six-year National Football League career came abruptly to an end. “After suffering multiple concussions, there have been changes in my cognitive functioning,” Utecht says. But he has found a renewed sense of purpose as a recording artist, motivational speaker, and advocate for brain health. Now, Utecht is being honored with the American Academy of Neurology's Public Leadership in Neurology award.

You've Survived a TBI, but Will Your Marriage?

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 9(6):20-23, December/January 2013.

Medicine has made great strides in prolonging the life expectancy of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). “Where we haven't come a long way is on psychological recovery and sustaining relationships,” says Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D. Here, couples discuss recovery after severe TBI.

A Flood of Emotions: Treating the uncontrollable crying and laughing of pseudobulbar affect.

Gordon, Debra

Neurology Now . 8(1):26-29, February-march 2012.

Many individuals with pseudobulbar affect—characterized by prolonged and unexplained episodes of laughing and crying—live in constant fear of their next outburst. Now, with one medication already approved by the FDA and other treatments in the works, patients may finally be able to regain control of their emotions and their lives.

Sounds of Silence: Living with tinnitus can be frustrating—even debilitating. But with the right treatment, people can learn to tune out the noise.

Gamble, Kate Huvane

Neurology Now . 8(1):20-25, February-march 2012.

Roughly 36 million Americans never experience silence. Instead, they hear a constant ringing or buzzing in their ears known as tinnitus. Photographer David Keenan tells Neurology Now how he learned to turn down the volume of this potentially debilitating disorder.

Get Well, Spend Less: How to save money on treatment costs through patient assistance programs.

Samson, Kurt

Neurology Now . 7(5):59-63, October/November 2011.

Along with the emotional and physical costs of being diagnosed with a neurologic disorder come the tangible costs of treatment. Read here to discover the many organizations, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and social media sites that can help you save money while receiving top-notch health care.

A New Game Plan for Concussion: As new research on the dangers of concussions is uncovered, treatment on sports sidelines is changing—from the little leagues to the professional...


Neurology Now . 7(1):28-31,35, February/March 2011.

As new research on the dangers of concussion is uncovered, athletic organizations at every level—from Pop Warner football to the National football League—are revising the rules that dictate what type of personnel must be present at sporting events, and how to determine if an athlete can suit up… or should sit down.

When the Nose Doesn't Know


Neurology Now . 6(5):22-23,27-29, September/October 2010.

When the Nose Doesn't Know: Once smell and taste are lost, their importance in everyday life—from detecting spoiled food, to warning of a fire, to enjoying a meal—becomes obvious. Here, a neurologist who shares his patients' loss of smell and taste offers advice on how best to cope with this underappreciated problem.

Mind Games: Computerized cognitive exercise is big business. But do the industry's claims stand up?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 6(4):26-27,32-34, July/August 2010.

With the first wave of baby boomers now past 60, scientists (and manufacturers) are working around the clock to come up with computerized programs to help keep the brain in shape. The brain games business is booming, but do the industry's claims stand up? And what do neurologists recommend for improving cognitive fitness?

Your Brain on Ice


Neurology Now . 5(2):26-29, March/April 2009.

Cooling the body after cardiac arrest or stroke can save precious brain function. In Europe, cooling has become the standard of care for cardiac arrest. In the U.S., “It's a complete hit or miss,” says Stephan Mayer, M.D., who runs a cooling unit, “depending on where you live and where the ambulance takes you.” Here's what you should know about cooling's risks and benefits.

Am I Nothing but What I Remember?

Cooper, Andrea

Neurology Now . 4(4):24-27, July/August 2008.

At 21, Denise Reagor assumed that she knew who she was. sure, there were discoveries to be made, but she figured her personality was pretty much formed. Most of us make the same assumption, and most of us are wrong. If you've ever wondered what it's like to rebuild your life from scratch, read the story of Reagor's amnesia.

Kids Talk


Neurology Now . 4(2):26,28-30, March/April 2008.

You can—and should—speak to your children about your neurological condition. Even if they're too young to understand everything about multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, head injury, muscular dystrophy, or migraine, you probably won't be able to hide it from them. And there's no reason to. Here's how to open the lines of communication.

The Patient Revolution


Neurology Now . 4(1):23-26, January/February 2008.

Becoming a patient advocate empowers you to help others, and yourself. “A cure would be nice,” says Parkinson's advocate Jackie Hunt Christensen, “but what I really am working toward is preventing other people from getting the disease.” Stephanie Cajigal profiles a truly inspiring group of people and offers tips on how to become an advocate.

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