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  • Continuing Resolution Fiscal Year 2013

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Sep-2012

    On September 13, 2012, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year 2013 which will continue funding government programs and services until March 27, 2013 or until final Appropriations legislation can be approved. The CR continues funding at the current rate of operations for federal agencies, programs, and services as provided in applicable appropriations acts ...
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  • Studies About Mild Traumatic Brain Injury May Not Represent The General Population

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Sep-2012

    Selection bias is a term used in research that describes an unbalanced selection of study participants, which can cause the study's results to be invalid or not representative of the people it is supposed to describe. For instance, a study that uses undergraduate students under the age of 25 to describe how memory works for all people in the general population is an example of selection bias. Mild ...
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  • Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 17-Sep-2012

    On August 31, 2012, the President released an Executive Order to improve access to mental health services for veterans, service members and their families. BIAA applauds the President for taking action on this very important issue so that all returning service members, veterans and their families receive the access to mental health services they deserve. In Section 5 of the Executive Order, the ...
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  • CT or No-CT? How To Decide If Your Child Needs a CT After Concussion

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Sep-2012

    Children who are under age 2 are at increased risk of head injury. It is difficult to assess the severity of injury in very young children, and although it is rare, dangerous complications can occur. One way to assess this risk is to administer a CT scan. However, the CT scan itself carries a risk of exposure to radiation. At the emergency department, parents and clinicians are often in a ...
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  • When Should Someone Have a Hormone Assessment After Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Sep-2012

    Hypopituitarism is a hormone impairment in which the pituitary gland is not producing sufficient hormones. At least 25% of people who suffer a traumatic brain injury will develop hypopituitarism, and it can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms of decreased hormones can sometimes overlap with symptoms of the brain injury itself. People who have suffered a moderate or severe brain injury ...
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  • Fatigue Increases Disability After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Sep-2012

    Somewhere between 50 and 80% of people who have had a traumatic brain injury will experience disabling fatigue. However, fatigue is also related to other symptoms commonly found after brain injury, such as depression, insomnia, and cognitive deficits. Until recently, it has been unclear whether fatigue has a direct impact on disability, or if it is a side effect of other common symptoms ...
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  • Visual Impairment Up To One Year After Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Sep-2012

    A recent review of 18 studies of visual impairments after brain injury outlined some of the more common vision problems that occur and should be screened for. These include: • Blurred vision • Reading problems • Double vision or eyestrain • Visual field defects, such as ignoring one side of an object • Light sensitivity • Color blindness These problems can manifest in symptoms that are not always ...
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