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  • BIAA History Fact:

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Dec-2007

    In the year 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affirmed the rights of citizens with disabilities which makes American society more accessible. It paved the way for the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, which led to President Bush’s new Freedom Initiative. This initiative is about getting federal agencies to coordinate disability services. It includes systems-change grants ...
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  • BIAA Partners with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for Brain Injury Awareness Month Initiative:

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Dec-2007

    The CDC is planning to launch the “Help Seniors Live Better, Longer: Prevent Brain Injury” initiative in March 2008 during Brain Injury Awareness Month. The CDC has also developed a new set of English and Spanish language materials for older adults and their caregivers. Each publication uses a concise question and answer format to provide older adults, and their family members and ...
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 2008

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Dec-2007

    CALBIA is busy making plans for Brain Injury Awareness Month in March 2008. Please mark your calendar for the following events: March 8, 2008 2nd Annual Greek Dinner & Dance for Thought, Long Beach, CA March 14, 2008 – Condors Hockey, Bakersfield, CA March 16, 2008 – A Night At The Opera, Los Gatos, CA March 29, 2008 – Statewide Walk For Thought. Confirmed locations are: ...
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  • Caring for Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan Will Cost $662 Billion Over 40 Years

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Dec-2007

    According to Linda J. Bilmes, a former chief financial officer and assistant secretary of the US Commerce Department, it will cost $662 billion over the next 40 years to care for returned veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Bilmes, who now lectures on public policy at the John F Kennedy School of Government, accuses the Bush administration of being unprepared for what disability benefits and ...
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  • High School Footballers Wearing Special Helmets to Monitor Brain Injuries

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Dec-2007

    As they root for the home team from the bleachers this fall, high school gridiron fans in the small Illinois town of Tolono won’t necessarily see anything out of the ordinary down on the field. But just out of sight, tucked inside many of the maroon helmets worn by the Unity High School Rockets, a revolution of sorts is taking place. This season, 32 varsity team members are sporting helmets ...
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  • Neural Activity Connected To Blood Flow In New Brain Stimulation Technique

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 19-Dec-2007

    Neuroscientists at the Uni-versity of California, Berkeley have, for the first time, measured the electrical activity of nerve cells and correlated it to changes in blood flow in response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive method to stimulate neurons in the brain. Their findings, reported in the journal Science, could substantially improve the effectiveness of brain ...
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  • BIAA News Flash

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 18-Dec-2007

    SENATE PASSES TBI ACT REAUTHORIZATION BILL Earlier today (Tuesday, December 11, 2007), the Senate passed by voice vote S. 793, legislation to reauthorize the TBI Act. The reauthorization includes provisions to continue and hopefully expand TBI Act programs, such as the HRSA State Grant and CDC surveillance programs. This is a big victory, as the authorization for TBI Act programs officially lapsed ...
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  • Scientists seek to help ‘locked-in’ man speak

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 18-Dec-2007

    NEW YORK (CNN) — It’s been described as the closest thing to being buried alive — complete paralysis of the body, except for controlled movement of the eyes. That’s how 24-year-old Erik Ramsey has spent the last eight years of his life. He suffered a brain stem stroke after a car accident when he was 16, leaving him with “locked-in” syndrome. This condition is ...
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  • Urge Congress to Enact Omnibus Appropriations Bill Now

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 18-Dec-2007

    The House is scheduled to vote on Dec. 11 on a multi-bill “omnibus” Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bill which splits the difference between the White House and Congressional budget proposals. The omnibus appropriations package is expected to consist of the 11 remaining spending bills – including the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill, which funds TBI programs – totaling ...
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  • Urge Congress to Retain TBI Funding Levels Regardless of Appropriations End-Game Strategy

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 18-Dec-2007

    Congress is still working on Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations. At least three options, as explained below, appear to be under consideration. As events are in flux at this point, please click on the “Take Action” button in the upper right-hand corner of this email to call your congressional representatives and urge them to ensure that, regardless of what appropriations end-game strategy ...
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  • Adding Color Untangles the Brain's Gray Secrets

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 17-Dec-2007

    By BENEDICT CAREY For an organ that has been scanned millions of times by experts using high-end imaging technology, the brain remains in large part a shrouded landscape, as lost in darkness as the ocean floor. One reason has less to with the brain's complexity than its uniformity: it contains billions of identical-looking cells, most sprouting multiple identical-looking branches to other cells, ...
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