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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

Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update June 2014

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The Brain Injury Association of America notes the following legislative updates: Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Act of 2014 Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Congressman Butterfield (D-NC) introduced H.R. 4755, “Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Act of 2014” on May 29, 2014.The bill allows Inpatient Rehab Facilities (IRFs) to count recreational therapy services toward satisfaction… Continue Reading

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
My friend, Gavin Atwood, asked me to share this event with my readers.  I have known Gavin for several years and am familiar with his work at the Colorado Brain Injury Alliance. Space is Limited! Pueblo Conference Presenters  Government Resources & Caregiver Support – Bill Levis, family member ABC’s of Behavior Management – Cheryl Catsoulis,… Continue Reading

The Crash Reel

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon has asked me to forward the event below to my readers.  I have participated and taught in programs for this group previously and recommend this event.    The Crash Reel Crash Reel: The Ride of a Lifetime RESERVE TICKETS Crash Reel:  The Ride of a Lifetime The Kevin Pearce… Continue Reading

Craig Hospital Award

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
Craig Hospital again made the News. Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Craig is a not-for-profit, free-standing, national center of excellence that has treated nearly 30,000 patients with SCI and TBI… Continue Reading

North American Brain Injury Society

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The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 27th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury will be held March 20-22, 2014, in conjunction with the International Brain Injury Association’s Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Embarcadero Hotel, San Francisco, California. This… Continue Reading

12th Annual Northwest Brain Injury Conference

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
12th Pacific Northwest Regional Brain Injury Conference 2014 Hosted by BIAOR and BIAWA www.biaoregon.org/annualconference.htm  Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Conference 2014! Early bird pricing (available until March 1) for Professional members will be $475 for all three days, $100 for Thursday, March 13, only (8.5 CEUs), $350 for Friday… Continue Reading

TBI Act Reauthorization of 2013

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The TBI Act Reauthorization of 2013, H.R. 1098, was approved by voice vote in the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health passed the bill in markup on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 with the following changes: • Inserted authorization levels for the TBI Act… Continue Reading

National Center for Victims of Crime Bar Association Presentation

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
The National Center for Victims of Crime Bar Association and Jeff Dion asked me to give a presentation to over 150 practitioners.  My topic was Foreseeability, Inadequate Security, and holding third party hotel liable for crimes of others. The conference was in Phoenix, Arizona. I was very impressed with the Compassion Fund Initiative which will ensure… 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

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

11th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference

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The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon and the Brain Injury Association of Washington are sponsoring the March 2013 Brain Injury Conference.  Here is the information I received today.   30th Annual Brain Injury Conference   Living With Brain Injury: Focusing on the Future   11th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference            Join… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Brain Center Getting NIH Grant to Study Alzheimer’s

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, The Human Brain
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will be significantly involved in testing Alzheimer’s patients.  The National Institutes of Health has approximately $55 million in funding over the next 5 years for a variety of participating centers. Alzheimer’s disease, which causes dramatic problems with memory, thinking and behavior, is the sixth-leading cause of death… Continue Reading

Congratulations President Obama

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Congratulations to President Obama on his successful campaign for re-election. President Obama successfully passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) otherwise known as "Obamacare" in his first term and the Brain Injury Alliance of Nevada (BIAN) looks forward to supporting the Obama Administration to implement PPACA in the states.   Brain Injury Alliance… 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

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to post their legislative update for my readers. TBI Act Reauthorization 2012 The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act, H.R. 4238 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Representative Todd Russell Platts (R-PA) on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the House of Representatives. Please call your… Continue Reading

Legislative Update June 2012

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to post this legislative update: Appropriations Update The Senate Appropriations Committee provides $9,760,000 for the Traumatic Brain Injury program. This amount is the same as the fiscal year 2012 comparable level and the budget request. The program supports implementation and planning grants to States for coordination… Continue Reading

TBI Act Reauthorization 2012

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The Brain Injury Association Grassroots has asked me to forward this TBI Act Reauthorization.  TBI Act Reauthorization 2012  The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act, H.R. 4238 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Representative Todd Russell Platts (R-PA) on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the House of Representatives. Please call your Representative today to ask… Continue Reading