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The Paralysis Resource Center and Sam Maddox

The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is a comprehensive set of tools and information found online, created by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to help people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI). According to the PRC website, its mission statement reads: “We promote the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by… Read More

2014 Event Calendar: Top 10 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Events

In May of 2013, the “Collaborating for Cures” symposium was held to showcase a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaboration at treating brain injury and brain process dysfunction resulting from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Strokes. Each year, conferences like this one are held to bring together researchers… Read More

Tony Dorsett and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

The growing focus on head injuries and long-term consequences among ex-NFL players has been the focus of media attention in recent months, in part because of a large lawsuit settlement between former players and the NFL. A number of ex-players and their families have also spoken out about the permanent effects of multiple concussions and how life after football has… Read More

Car Crash Fatalities less likely in big cities

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) crash accident data from 2009 revealed that while motor vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of accidental death in the US, they are actually less likely in large US cites. The researchers reviewed data from 2009 from both the U.S. Census Bureau and the National… Read More

Aldon Smith Party Shooting Lawsuit

Aldon Smith, currently a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers (placed on indefinite leave), is a named defendant in a lawsuit brought by a man shot at a party at the player’s home last summer. Smith has presented what some call an “odd” defense by arguing that the man should have known that’s the type of danger he was likely… Read More

How to cope with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious injury that can have a lasting impact on the patient and their loved ones. Coping with a traumatic brain injury can be made easier by trying to maintain a positive outlook and being committed to rehabilitation. Friends, family, and support groups are important resources to helping a traumatic brain injured individual cope with… Read More

Ten Complications that Can Arise From Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), the result of physical trauma to the brain, has been known to cause a variety of physical and mental health complications. The risk of complications increases with the severity of the brain injury. However, even mild traumatic brain injury has been recently linked to impairments that interfere with social interactions, employment, and everyday living. Long term… Read More