UPDATE: Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against UPenn over Brain Cancer Death

As an update to an entry we posted back on January 6th, 2014, we have now learned that the court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim, principally because she did not file appropriate expert affidavits to link her husband’s death to radiation exposure or to the medical care provided to him. The medical providers, on the contrary, […]

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Australian Medics plead for ban on boxing as fighter dies after fight.

Medical officials from Senior Queensland have announced they wish to bring forth a request to ban boxing in Australia as a local fighter lost his life early this month after a fight.  Braydon Smith, a fighter from Australia, lost a WBC Asian Boxing Council continental featherweight title bout to Filipino John Moralde, unanimously.  After the […]

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Department of Transportation Releases First Tween Seat Belt Advertisements

On March 12th, the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they will be releasing a series of advertisements directed at parents of children years 8-14.  Although children this young are not yet getting behind the wheel, NHTSA believes it is important to remind parents that these children must be […]

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Protecting the Rights of TBI Children: A Guide for Parents

Protecting The Educational Rights of Children with TBI A Guide for Parents and Caretakers If you are the parent of a brain-injured child, you undoubtedly want the very best for them. If you know what to do, you can be your brain-injured child’s most effective advocate. For that reason, we present this guide to ensure […]

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Drugs could potentially treat spinal cord injuries.

Depending on the severity of a spinal cord injury, a victim who suffers one of these infamously irreversible injuries will likely face an upward battle for the rest of his or her life.  Whether full or partial paralysis ensues the damage sustained to the spinal cord, there are very few instances where a victim completely […]

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The necessity for more research on drugged driving.

Awareness of a certain issue can usually lead to improvement of the issue, and recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted two studies that highlight the effects of MADD’s efforts against drunk driving.  Over the course of MADD’s (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) mission, they have continually sought ways to diminish drunk driving around […]

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Woman from Winston-Salem uses personal experience of brain injury to raise awareness.

Over twenty years ago, Kelly Bouldin Darmofal came face to face with an extraordinary moment that would change her life forever.  On September 17, 1992, just five days after her 15th birthday, Kelly Bouldin rode in the passenger seat of a friend’s car, which crashed against a telephone pole and sent Kelly headfirst against the […]

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Studies on Blood Biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury

Over the last few months, new technology brought to the NYU Langone Medical Center will potentially help researchers advance blood biomarker capabilities.  If studies are properly recorded, the researchers will be able to observe changes in low concentration of proteins after sustaining a neurological injury.  These tests will be conducted with the help of single […]

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Brain Injury Awareness

Advocating awareness of certain medical issues or diseases provides a great way to get the conversation rolling and can go a long way in potential treatments.  Over the course of the last decade, traumatic brain injuries have gone from being a relatively unknown occurrence to national headline.  In part, the increased awareness of brain injuries […]

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UCF students look to change the world with their 3D arm team highlighted by Microsoft.

There are countless amounts of people who have lost a limb by amputation, like an arm, for a myriad of reasons like disease or war.  This does not exclude children.  So when engineering students at UCF heard the story of a six-year-old boy named Alex Pring, who lost his arm and gets teased by fellow […]

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