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  • BIAA Update Feb 17

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 17-Feb-2011

    Dear Advocates, After analyzing the President's proposed FY2012 budget, we are pleased to report that programs authorized by the TBI Act, including the HRSA Federal TBI Program and the CDC's important TBI work have both been recommended to receive at least the same funding found in FY10 final and FY11 CR appropriations bills, $10 million for HRSA and just under $7 million for CDC. The CDC collects ...
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  • Appropriations Update Feb 15

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Feb-2011

    This week House Republicans previewed a spending measure that would cut $74 billion in non-security spending from President Obama's 2011 budget request. In addition, appropriators are trying to find billions more in spending cuts, as leaders work to put together a bill that will meet conservative demands. Programmatic funding information is not yet available, but BIAA will analyze the data when it ...
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  • Post-Traumatic Stress In Relatives Of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Feb-2011

    In the weeks following a severe traumatic brain injury, family members of the patient will often develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This stress tends to be higher in women, and when initial Glasgow Coma Scale scores are very low. In cases of severe traumatic brain injury, family members are sometimes called upon to make treatment or end-of-life decisions. But when family members ...
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  • Scarlett Law Group Wishes Everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Feb-2011

    Dear Advocates, Happy Valentine’s Day! As many of you know, President Obama has released his FY2012 budget today detailing many spending reductions and program cuts designed to slash the burgeoning federal deficit. After preliminary analysis of the reaseased documents of programs within Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, it appears that the TBI Act ...
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  • Marriage After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 11-Feb-2011

    Traumatic brain injury can cause a great deal of stress and disruption to marriage. When one partner becomes a caregiver for the other, the result can be an unequal partnership, and bitter feelings can arise from both sides. Research has reported that marital breakdown can be common after TBI. Marital breakdown can often mean divorce, but it can also mean a decrease in marital satisfaction. ...
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  • Appropriations Update February 9th, 2011

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2011

    This week, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released a fiscal 2011 budget allocation that would cap spending at $1.055 trillion and slice $32 billion from current government spending levels this year. As many of you know, fiscal year 2011 spending is currently running on FY2010 levels through March 4, 2011. The allocation by Ryan represents a $58 billion reduction below President Obama's proposed ...
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  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Update February 9th, 2011

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2011

    This week, BIAA partnered with Wounded Warrior Project to follow up with Congressional staff regarding the recent press around TRICARE's non-coverage of cognitive rehabilitation for medically retired service members. Many initiatives spearheaded by BIAA in the past few years have been highlighted as a part of an ongoing story generated by National Public Radio (NPR). In recent weeks, several ...
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  • Inappropriate Placement of TBI Patients Into Elder Care Facilities

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Feb-2011

    One challenge in more severe brain injury cases is residential placement. Residential facilities that are designed to care for the elderly are not suitable for the needs of traumatic brain injury survivors. And yet, for lack of any better placement, there are large numbers of young, brain-injured people who live in elder care facilities. TBI patients need programs that help promote ...
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