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2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-26 23:11:04

Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...

2014-06-25 23:03:34

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. The bill was passed unanimously in a voice vote on the evening...

2014-06-10 23:01:50

DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States find doctors by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, sub-specialty, and location, has announced that Dr. David Raffle, a Los Angeles, California Neuropsychologist, has added his profile to the growing number of doctors using the site. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States located doctors by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, sub-specialty, and location, has announced...

2014-06-10 12:29:56

WASHINGTON and MODI'IN, Israel, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific cognitive tests, evidence-based recommendations, and easy-to-read graphical reports empower healthcare professionals with an innovative tool for home-based wellness NeuroTrax, a pioneer and leader in the emerging brain wellness industry, today announced the global availability of BrainCare(TM), a cognitive assessment and report solution to aid...

2014-06-09 12:30:20

Results to be announced of Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from the conditions WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complementary and alternative treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as caregiver and family support, are the major topics to be examined at The American Legion's symposium on TBI/PTSD in Washington on June 24. The results of The American Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from one or...

2014-06-05 23:09:33

A recent study revealed a nearly 30 percent increase in rates of traumatic brain injury diagnoses in United States’ hospital emergency room departments. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 A study, conducted by an emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, revealed an almost 30 percent increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rates in the period from 2006 to 2010 in United States emergency departments (ED), according to a May 14, 2014 report...

2014-06-03 20:21:39

Award comes on heels of President Obama's Summit on Concussions ST PAUL, Minn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just one week after the White House Summit on Safe Sports Today, the Terrill Foundation announced that Kayla Meyer of New Prague, Minnesota, has been awarded the 2014 Terrill Scholarship for community leadership, academic persistence, and commitment to pursue her education and career goals. The only national scholarship of its kind, the Terrill Foundation awards scholarships...

2014-05-29 23:05:25

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is an invited participant at today’s White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, where President Obama will announce new public and private initiatives to improve prevention, identification, and management of youth sports concussions. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is an invited participant at today’s White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, where President...

2014-05-29 20:22:01

President Obama announces game-changing gift at White House summit on youth and sports LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. Announced by President Obama today during a...


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