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  • Veterans’ Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services Improvements Act

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Nov-2010

    On September 17, 2010, BIAA officially endorsed The Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services Improvements Act of 2010 (HR6123) which was introduced by Congressman Tim Walz and includes Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, as a co-signer. The bill ensures wounded warriors suffering from traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) receive a ...
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  • Appropriations Update

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 22-Nov-2010

    This week Congress weighed the possibility of utilizing a stopgap funding measure to keep much of the government running in the new fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. However, it is not yet clear if Congress will opt to approve a stand-alone continuing resolution (CR), or to attach the measure to one of the regular spending bills. BIAA will monitor the situation closely and continue to advocate for ...
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  • Health Care Reform Update, November 2010

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 22-Nov-2010

    On August 27, 2010, BIAA, as part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor regarding the health care reform law implementation of Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections, (otherwise known as the Patients' Bill of Rights). CCD ...
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  • Bicycle Helmet Use Among Children

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Nov-2010

    Head injury accounts for more than half of bicycle-related deaths and nearly half of bicycle-related hospital visits in children aged 5-14. Helmets can prevent these injuries, and yet a recent study has shown that more than half of children aged 5-14 do not always wear their helmets. Changes in state legislation over the last 15 years have significantly increased the number of children who always ...
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  • Endothelin-1 and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Children

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Nov-2010

    Endothelin-1 is a powerful vasoconstrictor (narrows blood vessels) that can affect the brain for long periods of time after a brain injury. A recent study looked at the effects of this increase in endothelin-1 on outcome in pediatric traumatic brain injury. Additionally, the research team wanted to determine if therapeutic hypothermia affected outcome in relation to endothelin-1. Levels of ...
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  • Fatigue After a San Francisco Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 8-Nov-2010

    Fatigue is a common symptom after traumatic brain injury that can be an indirect result of other common TBI symptoms (such as depression, pain, or sleep disturbance) or a direct result from pituitary gland damage and its resulting hormonal dysfunction. Growth hormone deficiency, testosterone deficiency, or adrenal insufficiency are types of hormonal dysfunctions that are known to be related to ...
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