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Inflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Personal Injury, Publications, Resources, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Tim March 2016 (450x800)Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury and Findings could transform understanding of brain injury, disease The concept of Traumatic Brain Injury being a “process” and not just an “event,” has been discussed by experts in recent years.  A new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation may change our perception of neuro-degeneration. This new… Continue Reading

National Institutes of Health Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Uncategorized
Tim TitoloAs I review updated web sites I come across Pertinent information.  For instance, below is a page from NIH about Brain Injury.  It contains several sub links per topic. This makes getting answers to your questions easier. Risks to Cognitive Health  Genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors are all thought to influence cognitive health. Some of… Continue Reading

Liability Medicare Set Aside – CMS Gearing Up to Reject Medicare Claims Related to Liability Settlements

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Uncategorized
Tim TitoloLast week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a “CMS Manual System” “One-Time Notification” regarding Liability Medicare Set Asides and enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer statute (MSP). Starting October 1, 2017, Medicare and their contractors will reject medical claims submitted post-resolution of a liability settlement on the basis those claims “should… Continue Reading

BIAA Update February

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Lawmakers Introduce Therapy Cap Bills Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has introduced H.R. 807 to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps. The legislation currently has 46 co-sponsors. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced a companion bill, S. 253. So far, three senators have agreed to co-sponsor the legislation. The Medicare cap on outpatient rehabilitation therapy… 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

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

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

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

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

BIAA Brain Injury Conferences in September 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Implementing Brain Injury Services for School-Aged Children David Strauss Memorial Clinical Webinar  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific Cindy Pahr, M.Ed., CBIST, San Diego Unified School District and EduCLIME, L.L.C.   Implementing services for school-aged children with brain injuries can be challenging. Through this webinar, attendees will learn about the flow… 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

Brain Injury and Teenage Drug Use

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
DepressionIs traumatic brain injury early in life a precursor to drug use?  Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to drink alcohol or use drugs when compared with whose who have never experienced a similar blow or trauma to the head.  Young adults who’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are… Continue Reading