The Day Miranda’s Life Changed Forever It was a sunny day, and Miranda was riding her bicycle through her neighborhood as she normally did on Sunday mornings. That previous Friday had been Miranda’s thirteenth birthday, and she had invited 20 of her best friends over to spend the [...]
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Thomas’ Rock Climbing Accident Thomas had always been an excellent student. After thriving in high school and graduating at the top of his class, he earned a full ride scholarship to George Washington University in Washington D.C. His parents and his best friend from high school helped him [...]
Fatigue after Traumatic Brain Injury What is Fatigue? Fatigue can be described as a sensation of exhaustion or weariness that may coincide with an increased difficulty performing physical and mental activities. Fatigue is a sensation that almost everyone will experience at some point in their lives. However, after [...]
Seizures After Traumatic Brain Injury What are seizures? A seizure is a sudden and abnormal electrical impulse that occurs in the brain. This electrical disruption can lead to variety of outward symptoms including irregular and sporadic movement, loss of consciousness, and difficulty communicating. The symptoms that manifest during [...]
Post-Traumatic Headaches: A Common Side-Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) What are post-traumatic headaches? Post-traumatic headaches is a frequently reported symptom from those who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). In general, the symptoms of post-traumatic headaches are highly similar to those experienced from cluster-headaches or migraines. In [...]
Hormone Changes After Traumatic Brain Injury What is Traumatic brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be classified as a change in brain function as a result of physical trauma or pathology. A large number of people all over the world incur traumatic brain injuries every year. It [...]
Diffusion Tensor Imaging Versus Conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scanning method used to develop intricate images of the human body. Generally while an MRI is being conducted the human subject lies supine in a hollow tube located in [...]
Utility of Brain SPECT for Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as concussion, is a highly debilitating injury that affects a large population every year. Simply put, TBI is a change in brain function as a result of external forces. There are a wide-variety of [...]
Attentive Reading and Constrained Summarization (ARCS) as a treatment for Wernicke Aphasia What is Wernicke Aphasia? The Wernicke’s Area of the brain is the region associated with language comprehension. It plays a role in both the understanding of language and the formation of coherent sentences. Damages to this [...]
The Life Changing Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs) are severe central nervous system afflictions that can be extremely difficult and cumbersome to manage. Depending on the severity of the SCI, there may be relatively few ways to ameliorate the health complications that result from [...]