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  • Brain Injury Alert: A New Screening Tool For Children

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jun-2011

    When a child sustains a brain injury, some symptoms might be delayed because of different milestones of the developing brain. These delayed symptoms can be subtle, and are often within cognitive, social, or emotional skills. Current tools used to screen for brain injury in children are based on behavior, mental status, or family functioning. They do not address the more subtle symptoms of ...
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  • What Predicts Aggression After Brain Injury?

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jun-2011

    Aggressive assaults on healthcare workers are common, and people with a brain injury are more likely than people without a brain injury to show aggressive behavior. In order to help healthcare workers predict which patients are most likely to be aggressive, researchers recently reviewed hospital charts to determine the characteristics that were linked to aggressive behavior. They found that an ...
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  • Pre-Injury Exercise History Predicts Brain Injury Rehabilitation Success

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jun-2011

    People who survive a severe traumatic brain injury spend considerable time in the hospital and often return home in a dramatically weakened physical state. For this reason, rehabilitation professionals often prescribe an exercise program in order to strengthen the patient's weakened muscles and cardiovascular system. But, adherence to an exercise program can be difficult, with depression, pain, ...
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  • Public Knowledge About Concussion Is Inaccurate

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jun-2011

    Traumatic brain injury, head injury, and concussion are all terms that can be used interchangeably when describing the now accepted clinical diagnosis " mild traumatic brain injury." The clinical definition of mild traumatic brain injury has only recently been accepted, and clinicians and researchers still seem to struggle with the term. Understandably, the public is now very confused. Researchers ...
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  • Appropriations Update – June 6, 2011

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jun-2011

    Defense On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee considered top line funding for defense programs in Fiscal Year 2012. The approved bill included $32.3 billion, $935 million more than the 2011 enacted level and $119 million more than the president's request, for military health care. This week, to follow up on the FY12 appropriations request submitted to the Subcommittee ...
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