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Brain Injury Association of America January 2017 Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Legislation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
January 13, 2017 Senate Votes to Repeal ACA in Budget Resolution The Senate conducted a “vote-a-rama” Wednesday night until early Thursday morning considering a number of amendments supported by Democrats to S. Con. Res. 3, the budget resolution bill, to stall the total repeal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act (ACA). The… Continue Reading

Living With Brain Injury: Embracing the Future – Pacific Northwest Conference

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
  34th Annual Brain Injury Conference   Living With Brain Injury: Embracing the Future   15th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference         Join Us March 9-11!   Come join us for the 15th Annual Northwest Brain Injury Conference and the 34th Annual BIAOR Conference   Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training The… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays & American Association for Justice 2016

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
New York City Times Square 2016Happy Holidays!! My best and most sincere wishes to all my friends, family and colleagues: A most happy, joyful, peaceful, and prosperous New Year. American Association for Justice  The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2016 Conference in Times Square New York City, was an unpredicted success. Attendance, during this festive time of year, was an… Continue Reading

Sports Related Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is another way of saying “Brain Damage!”

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
My colleagues and I have been monitoring and posting on issues of CTE (recall the movie “Concussion”) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. This has been widely exposed in NFL as retired players are experiencing CTE during life and autopsies bear out the damage caused by repeated trauma to the brain.  I came across an article recently that… Continue Reading

NIH Reports Big Data and Imaging Yields High Resolution Brain Map

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications
In a study reported recently in the journal Nature, an NIH-funded team of researchers has begun to bring this map of the human brain into much sharper focus. By combining multiple types of cutting-edge brain imaging data from more than 200 healthy young men and women, the researchers were able to subdivide the cerebral cortex,… 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

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

Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century for the US. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries.… Continue Reading

Legislative Update July 2016 Congress Goes Home

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Legislation, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAJuly 2016 Here is the legislative update from the Center for Neuroskills and the Brain Injury Association of America. With Congress adjourned and in their home districts, advocates have an excellent opportunity to speak out about brain injury. Many are campaigning to be re-elected and other candidates are campaigning to take their jobs. They, along… Continue Reading

Schizophrenia Patients Get Promising Results from Imaging Study

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Dynamic cerebral reorganization in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia: An MRI-derived cortical thickness study. Credit: Lena PalaniyappanIncrease in brain’s grey matter proof that brain has ability to rescue itself A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first time that imaging data has been used to show that our brains… Continue Reading

Neurological Disease Act

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
BIAAThe Brain Injury Association of America updated its legislative progress on June 24, 2016.   Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act Brain injury advocates have helped get the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act (S. 849) further than it has ever advanced in the United States Senate. This bill would establish a data collection system to… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update June 2016

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
BIAAQuick Links BIAA Government Affairs BIAA Home Page Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) Find BIAA in Your State Brain Injury Preferred Attorneys BIAA Career Center   BIAA Policy Corner is a update on federal policy activity related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is published weekly when Congress is in session. The Brain… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Legislative Update May 2016

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
This is from the Brain Injury Association of America’s latest legislative update.  Note Dr. O’Shanick, Medical Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, spoke to Congress.  House Committee Holds Hearing on Youth Sports Concussion Act Dr. Gregory O’Shanick, President and Medical Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, Virginia and the Medical Director… Continue Reading

BIAA December Update

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Congress released the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, the fiscal year (FY) 2016 omnibus appropriations bill *, which totals $1.15 trillion in discretionary spending in compliance with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The bill appropriates $1.067 trillion in base discretionary budget authority, pursuant to the two-year budget agreement enacted in November… Continue Reading

Brain Effects Holiday Choices

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Model SkullIf you’re pondering whether to buy a Windows Phone or an iPhone this holiday season, (I am a Windows Guy), a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex might  ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices. A… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association of America Survey

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAA Survey The Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to forward this message on to my reader Affordable Care Act Consumer Survey The Brain Injury Association of America is conducting a survey to better understand whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is meeting the needs of individuals with brain injuries. If you have health… Continue Reading

American Association for Justice Invitation

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
American Association for Justice 2016 – Tim Titolo I am once again honored to be invited to give a presentation at the 2016 Mid-Year American Association for Justice.  The conference will be in Boca Raton Florida from February 26 to 29, 2016. My topic will be “Inadequate Security Involving Third Party Crime.”  I wish to… Continue Reading

BIAA Brain Injury Conference in November 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Tortuous Path to TBI Recovery: Mapping the Punch-Drunkard’s Walk Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific William Kearns, Ph.D., University of South Florida   Those with dementia or traumatic brain injury often walk in ways describable by the statistical “drunkard’s walk”. Using a spatial mapping… Continue Reading

Congress Avoids Government Shutdown

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAThe Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to post the below information.  Read on… Congress Avoids Government Shutdown On Wednesday, the House cleared, with a 277-151 vote, a two-month stopgap spending bill (Continuing Resolution-CR) that will avert a government shutdown. Earlier in the day, the Senate passed the measure with a 78-20 vote.… Continue Reading

BIAA Brain Injury Conferences in October 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Persistent Problem in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar  Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific Keith Yeates, Ph.D., University of Calgary, and H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University In this webinar, our presenters will summarize the natural history, determinants, and functional significance of… Continue Reading