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House Committees Pass Reconciliation Bill Affecting Health Care

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Legislation, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Resources, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tim March 2016 (450x800)Health Care Bill This week, two House Committees expedited legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and dramatically reduce and change the Medicaid program. The Committees debating the bill were the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. Congress is using the reconciliation budget process to fast track repealing… Continue Reading

High Blood Pressure Leads to Cognitive Decline

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
There’s a saying, “What’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” Evidence supports preventing or controlling cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure to protect brain health as adults grow into old age. One in three American adults has high blood pressure, putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke, conditions that… Continue Reading

Delivery of Drugs For Brain Injuries

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain LipidsA new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery, published in Nature Communications, provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain. About 2.5 million people in the US… Continue Reading

Erasing Unpleasant Memories After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Researchers from KU Leuven and the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology have now shown that some memories can also be erased when one particular gene is switched off. The team trained mice that had been… Continue Reading

Affordable Care Act is Accomplishing Goal of Providing Lower Cost Care to Millions

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Publications, Resources, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Data From HHS revealing, to the dismay of naysayers, that the Affordable Care Act – ACA – “Obama-Care”) is achieving its goal of keeping medical costs down as more enrollees  subscribe.  This was the intent of the ACA.  Not that of a small % of those individuals with “bad” health insurance who were required to… Continue Reading

Athletes Report Recovery But Found To have Lasting Brain Injury

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Uncategorized
New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 2016, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority on the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion. The conference brings together leading experts… Continue Reading

Upcoming Brain Injury Conferences

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, Resources, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I am attending the Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Conference with the American Association of Justice next month in Montreal.  The American Association for Justice is a group of dedicated lawyers fighting for consumers and injured people.  The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group is a specialty subset of the American Association for Justice.  These lawyers represent… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association Legislative Update July 2015

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Hearing Held on Social Security Disability System This week, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to debate an overhaul of the bankrupt Social Security Disability System. Lawmakers are looking to amend the system to encourage work. Experts testified the system is overly complicated, promotes fear among beneficiaries, and creates disincentives to return… Continue Reading

From Traumatic Brain Injury to Savant

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury
I post blog items and information I come across regarding Traumatic Brain Injury.  While reading professional journals, articles, and Scientific literature, I share things of interest.  One of those topics includes the unique and rare situation where a concussion actually causes the brain to exhibit genius level processing.  (Of course that does not take away… Continue Reading

13th Pacific Northwest Regional Brain Injury Conference 2015

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update
The sponsors of the 13th Pacific Northwest Regional Brain Injury Conference 2015 sponsors asked me to remind everyone of the upcoming conference.   March 12Pre-ConferenceManaging Challenging Behaviors  Conference March 13-14, 2015 From 8am to 5pm   Reception & Dinner The Music Within Us Friday, March 13, 5:30 to 10 pm     Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel… Continue Reading

From Traumatic Brain Injury to Savant

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I have been posting to this blog items and information I come across regarding Traumatic Brain Injury.  While reading professional journals, articles, and Scientific literature, I share things of interest.  One of those topics includes the unique and rare situation where a concussion can actually cause the brain to exhibit genius level processing.  (Of course… Continue Reading

Neuroscience and Neurolaw at Tulane University Law School

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Law Students Get Law School Training in Brain Injury Law I was recently contacted by Tulane University Law School Professor Francis Shen.  Professor Shen is authoring the first law school text book dealing exclusively with neuroscience and neurolaw.  I was asked to be interviewed for substance on the chapter dealing with traumatic brain injury. This is… Continue Reading

Resources

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Medical Resources http://www.mayo.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov http://www.pubmed.gov http://www.mdconsult.com http://www.guidelines.gov http://www.emedicine.com http://www.ama-assn.org http://www.aamc.org http://www.amda.com http://www.webmd.com www.epocrates.com http://www.labtestsonline.org/ http://www.mdcalc.com/ http://www.icufaqs.org/ http://www.health.nih.gov http://www.medmatrix.org http://www.medicinenet.com http://www.abms.org http://www.certifacts.org http://www.aafp.org http://www.nysafp.org http://www.nycms.org Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/disability Veterans Administration http://iris.va.gov National Mental Health Association http://www.nmha.org Epilepsy Foundation http://www.efa.org Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org Brain Injury Association of Nevada http://www.bianv.org/ National Rehabilitation Association http://www.nationalrehab.org… Continue Reading

Self Comes To Mind, Damasio

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 I recently completed a book written by Dr. Antonio Damasio entitled Self Comes to Mind, Constructing the Conscious Brain published in 2010. You may have heard of Dr. Damasio’s previous books Descartes’ Error and  The Feeling of What Happens. He is the author of a number of books, including Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain,"… Continue Reading

The Tell-Tale Brain by V.S. Ramachandran

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Tell Tale Brain I completed The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human by V.S. Ramachandran.   The preeminent neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran has, without a doubt, raised the bar in this, his newest book, The Tell-Tale Brain. He states in the preface, "Readers who have assiduously followed my whole oeuvre over the years… Continue Reading

Blood Work by Holly Tucker

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature
 I recently posted about a book entitled Blood Work by Holly Tucker on my WordPress Blog and on GoodReads. This is a non-fiction book about the travails of blood transfusion in the mid-1600s. The epilogue put the topic into perspective: how science and its discovery is historically taboo based on religion and other inhibitions of society… Continue Reading

Has Neuroscience Redefined Free Will?

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Brain On Trial Is Criminal behavior regulated by “free will?” Is free will something that is actually free at all? Neuroscientist, David Eagleman[1], recently published an article in The Atlantic, July/August 2011, The Brain on Trial.[2] He describes how the foundations of our criminal-justice system are beginning to crumble, and proposes a new way forward for law… Continue Reading

Surviving Brain Injury

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature
Gary Prowe of Gainesville, Florida has published a book entitled Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility. Susan H. Connors, the president of the Brain Injury Association of America has written the foreword to this easy-to-read guidebook, which is intended for families in the first… Continue Reading

Brain Science Podcast

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature
I found a great podcast from my ITunes store called Brain Science Podcast.  Creator, Dr. Ginger Campbell, is an Emergency Room Physician.  She has created a great resource for general interest audiences in topics related to Brain Science.  She also has a blog on Books and Ideas. The topics covered in Brain Science Podcast vary and… Continue Reading

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature
Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health concern and challenge to critical care practitioners. The prevention of secondary injury is key to improving morbidity and mortality outcomes. Interventions are targeted at maintaining adequate cerebral blood flow and minimizing oxygen consumption by the brain. The anticipation and prevention of systemic complications are also… Continue Reading

Back, Neck and Spine Injury Diagnosis

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
As a back and neck injury lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada, I encounter untreated or undiagnosed spine injury often.  Even though back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults aged between 35 and 55 years. Experts say that back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and… Continue Reading

Does the Recession Devalue Brain Injury?

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This article I found today suggests, thank goodness, that while the economy may tank, the perceived "value" of brain injury and its consequences does not tank as well.  Today’s post is a reprint of Barbara L. Jones article on February 24, 2010 for Finance and Commerce entitled "Economy’s down, but value of brain-injury cases isn’t." Lawyers… Continue Reading

Brain Injury, Psychiatry, Faith and Religion

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
In a new book titled "Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries," the author considers why and how, when and where religion (and spirituality) are at stake in the life of psychiatric patients.  The interface between psychiatry and religion is explored at different levels, varying from daily clinical practice to conceptual fieldwork. Religion is one subject that… Continue Reading

Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain

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The Dana Foundation released Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain, its newest free education resource. The book, the culmination of a summit sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative, focuses on the convergence of neuroscientific research and teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the arts.    Education and brain experts… Continue Reading