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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

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

Unemployment and Suicide Risk

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I am again featuring Julia Merrill as guest blogger.  Julia has been publishing tips and comments on how the signs, symptoms and consequences of traumatic brain injury affects peoples lives.  This week she looks at how unemployment, a consequence of traumatic brain injury, can lead to suicide. Why Your Unemployment Status Could Increase Your Suicide… 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

Water Polo Sport and Brain Injury

Posted in The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players — especially goalies — have long suspected: Concussions seem to be prevalent in the sport. More than a third of water polo participants reported sustaining a concussion either during games or in practice, according to a poll conducted by University of California, Irvine researchers. Study… 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

Medivisual Guest Blog – Medical Inconsistencies in Brain Injury

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
 | Medical Legal Educational Blog   By: Robert L. Shepherd, MS, Certified Medical Illustrator, President & CEO, MediVisuals Inc. and Reid Shepherd, BA When developing demonstrative aids regarding plaintiffs that may have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the absence of a reference to a traumatic brain injury or references to “mild” traumatic brain injuries… 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

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

Hearing Damage

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
f782739be2ce57e3786012cedb0d29adSo you listened to Led Zeppelin and Rock music as a teenager?  You went to concerts?  All very loud stuff! New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus indicates an alarming level of early, permanent hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from a leading Canadian researcher… 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

Mopping Up the Mess – Brain Cleaning

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
When brain cells, neurons, die, their debris need to be quickly and efficiently removed for the surrounding brain tissue to continue to function properly. Elimination of the dead neuron corpses, is accomplished through phagocytosis (Phagocytosis is a specific form of endocytosis by which cells engulf and internalize solid matter). Phagocytosis is carried out by highly specialized cells… 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

BIAA Update October 2015

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to pass along this new information: BIAA Meets with Leadership at ACL As reported in Policy Corner, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell relocated the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Grant Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to… Continue Reading

Recovery From Concussion Slower in Older Population

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, accounts for 75 percent of all TBI and represents an important public health problem. Difficulty in working memory is frequently reported in patients after concussion. Now new research suggests that older individuals may have a more difficult time recovering from concussion. However, neuropsychological tests, computed tomography (CT) and… 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