What it’s like to have brain trauma as a veteran

What it’s like to have brain trauma as a veteran

A lot of what I write on this blog is based on protocols, statistics, treatment methods, and research data around concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). What I don’t get to write about as much are the first-hand, personal stories of people who have been...
TBI in Active Military and Veterans

TBI in Active Military and Veterans

This month I discussed brain injury in a military setting and the care that veterans receive afterwards with Dr. Hetal Lakhani, a physiatrist at the VA in Martinez, CA and medical director of the Polytrauma Program. I spoke to her along with a 38-year military...
Abuse: A Leading Cause of Brain Injury in Children

Abuse: A Leading Cause of Brain Injury in Children

Abuse is the #1 cause of brain injury-related deaths among children 0-4. I start with that sobering fact because I want to drive home the point that there’s much more to discuss on the topic of children and brain injury than solely sports-related concussions. This...
Top Causes of Concussion and TBI in Children and Adolescents

Top Causes of Concussion and TBI in Children and Adolescents

When we think of “youth” and “concussion,” the first thing that likely comes to mind is a teenager engaging in a high-risk activity like football, soccer, or snowboarding. But that’s not a complete picture of brain injury among youth. There are millions of concussions...

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