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  • Biomedical Engineering Works to Detect Minor Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 31-Dec-2014

    While it is relatively easy to spot the signs of serious traumatic brain injury, it is harder to detect subtle or “minor” brain injuries, although these types of trauma can also cause long-term damage. Now, biomedical engineering may be able to provide some answers for ways to detect these minor brain injuries and to treat them appropriately, thereby possibly limiting the damage caused ...
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  • Executive Functioning Impairment Predicts Poor Caregiver Health Status

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 30-Dec-2014

    A traumatic brain injury frequently affects the frontal lobe-the large area of the brain that is vulnerable to the sharp, bony ridges of the skull that protrude from the eye and nose area. The prefrontal lobe is important for a set of skills such as problem-solving, planning, abstract thinking, decision making, and inhibition of inappropriate responses-skills known as executive functioning. As the ...
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  • Healthcare use by children after a traumatic brain injury.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 30-Dec-2014

    When a child sustains a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, it is difficult to predict and track outcome because certain deficits may not be recognized until their corresponding developmental milestones have been reached. A long-term health care plan using a consistent team can help to record, recognize, and address potential deficits over time. Without this consistency and expectation ...
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  • MSW @ USC Blog | Military Mental Health Resources: Depression, TBI & PTSD

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jun-2014

    Military family life can come with some challenges for service members and their families. The stress of deployment and mobilizations can add up, leading to depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. For this reason, the University of Southern California School of Social Work has put together a resource page with some of the best support resources and mental health information available ...
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  • Screening for sleep dysfunction after traumatic brain injury.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-May-2014

    Sleep dysfunction is common after a traumatic brain injury, and can negatively affect mood, cognition and pain, as well as diminishing the potential for recovery. Even though the negative of effect of sleep on recovery is well-established, it is not routinely assessed in clinics. A recent review assessed the current gaps for assessing sleep dysfunction after a traumatic brain injury. They found ...
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