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Did You Know That The Brain Handles Reading and Writing Separately?

Posted in 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, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Man Catches FishDid You Know That The Brain Handles Reading and Writing Separately? It’s true.  Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly. In a paper… 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

PTSD can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

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I once heard a neuropsychologist declare that one could not have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post concussion syndrome (PCS).  If you do not remember the trauma you are precluded from having PTSD since you do not remember the trauma.  Therefore if you have organic PCS, damage to the brain, and your memory of the… Continue Reading

Fat Brain

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, 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, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The concept of being able to boost the health of the brain with good nutrition is really very exciting.  Lipids are good for the Brain.  New research shows lipids boost the brain.  That’s right, fat is brain fuel. Researchers have pursued an investigation of the effect of lipids which bear polyunsaturated chains when they are… 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

Repairing an Injured Spinal Cord

Posted in 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, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Frogs, dogs, whales, snails can all do it, but humans and primates can’t. Regrow nerves after an injury, that is — while many animals have this ability, humans don’t.  Humans cannot grow new nerves to replace damaged ones. But new research suggests that a small molecule may be able to convince damaged nerves to grow… Continue Reading

AAJ Baltimore 2014

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, 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, Resources, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I was honored to accept an invitation to make a presentation at this week’s American Association of Justice Annual Convention.  My presentation was on Hotel Security Trends.  The American Association of Justice is the largest grouping of consumer attorneys in the country.  This year’s convention was in Baltimore at the Convention Center. I am also… Continue Reading

Environmental Enriching

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Environmental Enrichment "Environmental enrichment may protect against brain atrophy in the chronic stages of traumatic brain injury," was published September 24 in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, by Dr. Robin Green. Dr. Green has been studying the brain surrounding areas that were previously damaged.  She finds that among the damaged areas are healthy areas interspersed.  The… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide in Military

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, 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, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Blast Injury has come a long way from Shell Shock People in the military who suffer more than one mild traumatic brain injury face a significantly higher risk of suicide. Veterans and deployed military used to be thought of as having sustained "shell shock" as a result of hearing or being near blasts.  Today we… Continue Reading

How The Brain Keeps Track Of Similar But Distinct Memories

Posted in 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, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 How does the brain keep track of similar but distinct memories?  Scientists at the SALK Institute FOR Biological Studies think they have made inroads on answering the question. Have you ever misplaced your keys and racked your brain to remember where you put them?  When you eventually find them, you can thank your Hippocampus which… Continue Reading

Brain Can Rewire Itself

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A Damaged Brain Can Rewire Itself It has generally been thought that once a brain is damaged, the damage is permanent.  But a new study shows that the brain can actually rewire itself.  This is different from what we previously knew about how the brain repairs connections that are not too badly damaged.  We knew,… Continue Reading

Hypertension and Dementia

Posted in 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, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 A new study reveals that hypertension combined with at least one risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s increases the chances of dementia. "The identification of hypertension as an additional risk factor for amyloid plaque deposition is encouraging as we may be able to prevent, or at least slow, pathological aging in some individuals through lifestyle modification… Continue Reading

North American Brain Injury Society Conference

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, 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, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) is having their 11th Annual Conference on Brain Injury at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The conference will be held on September 18-21, 2013.  NABIS is requesting Abstracts for the Conference.  To learn more click NABIS.… Continue Reading

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, 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, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announce that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The CDC states the following: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Every year, at least… Continue Reading

Youth Sports Injury and Concussion

Posted in 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, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  Youth Sports Injury are common.  Brain Injuries in youth sports have reached epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 300,000 sports and recreational traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur in the United States each year.  Concussions also occur in other contact and non-contact youth sport, including ice hockey, basketball, cheerleading… Continue Reading

Serotonin and Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, 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, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Depressive symptoms are a common mental health problem following traumatic brain injury (TBI), occurring in up to 87% of patients. Depression following Traumatic brain injury has important consequences including poor functioning, lack of ability to return to work and family activities and prolonged Traumatic brain injury symptoms. The reason depression develops in some patients following… Continue Reading

Single Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Brain

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Personal Injury, Publications, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 My friend and colleague, Randy Rozek, editor of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Newsletter, recently shared a blog revealing that a single traumatic brain injury can change the brain.  Randy practices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Randy writes: A new study published in the highly-regarded Journal of Neurotrauma establishes organic brain changes, even in cases of… Continue Reading

What is Neuroscience?

Posted in 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, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Neuroscience has origins dating back to 500 B.C.E. Arguably even earlier evidence exits that Egyptian civilization studied the nervous system in 1700 B.C.E  Varying views on the brain began to emerge in Ancient Greece. Alcmaeon, believed to be a student of Pythagoras, wrote that the brain is where the mind is; he was probably the first… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Hospitals Among Worst in the Nation

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The Las Vegas Review Journal recently published result of Las Vegas Hospitals Safety.  One of the nation’s leading patient safety organizations has rated Summerlin and Desert Springs Hospitals as some of the worst in the nation.  This is disconcerting.  The Leapfrog Group hospital survey, measured the rate of deaths from serious treatable complications after surgery.… Continue Reading

Resources

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, 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, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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

Motorcycle Helmet Repeal is Bad Idea

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Causes of and Risk Factors, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Since I received a flurry of comments on my Motorcycle Helmet Blog of recent, see Nevada Helmet Law Repeal and comments at http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/2011/05/articles/brain-injury/nevada-helmet-law-repeal/ , I thought I would forward a tweet by fellow blogger Steve Gursten.  Steve is a great Michigan Personal Injury Trial Attorney. The title of the article EDITORIAL: Helmet law repeal is a horrible idea  is http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/06/09/opinion/doc4df0f7e007da2700519623.txt?viewmode=default… Continue Reading

Nevada Helmet Law Repeal

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Helmets are just common sense safety.  Helmets save lives.  Most states have helmet laws.  But the Las Vegas Review Journal reports Nevada helmet laws may be repealed.  That is if Sen. Don Gustavson gets his way. Mimicking the "build it and they will come" line, Gustavson says "Let them take off their helmets, and they will… Continue Reading