Category: TBI

Children’s Safety Network Oct 23, 2014 The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is widely recognized as an acceptable assessment of postural control for adult patients following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. However, the measurement properties of the BESS as a post-mTBI assessment test for younger patients are not well understood. The Utility

More than ‘just a concussion’ — nurses play key role in assessing impact on patient and family Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly—after all, it’s “just a concussion.” But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to

Oct 08, 2014 Although it is well established that sex is a risk factor in acquiring a traumatic brain injury (TBI) among adolescents, it has not been established whether it also moderates the influence of other TBI psychological health correlates. The Moderating Effects of Sex and Age on the Association between Traumatic Brain Injury and

Oct 08, 2014 This month’s CDC Vital Signs series presents the latest CDC findings on the health burden and costs of motor vehicle crash injuries in the United States. The issue includes proven strategies for increasing restraint use, reducing impaired driving, and improving teen driver safety. CDC Vital Signs October: “Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries: Costly

Huffington Post Article by Shannon Babineau, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director of Pediatric Headache Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital A new school year has begun. Playgrounds are full of children chasing, tumbling and climbing. Sports fields teem with young athletes practicing football, field hockey, and

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced S. 2539, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act, which would authorize appropriations through fiscal year 2019 for traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention and surveillance or registry programs. That bill also heads to the House. https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2539?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22TBI+Act%22%5D%7D Senators Pass TBI Act Reauthorization The Senate passed the TBI Reauthorization of 2014, S. 2539,

Cedar Rapids Gazette Published: April 17, 2014 The truth can often be quite harsh. More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If that doesn’t open eyes, consider

The percentage of people killed in motorcycle crashes in 2011 who were not wearing helmets is higher in states without a mandatory helmet law. More than 8 million motorcycles were registered in the United States in 2011, and nearly 500,000 motorcycles were sold in 2012. In 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in crashes and 81,000

The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) stands with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) to support his introduction of the National Brain Injury Research and Treatment Act of 2014. The proposed legislation, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney (F.L.), will require the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national