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Published 24 March 2013 by Video report by Alicia Summers on

CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - It has been a little more than two years since Mark Kelly's wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was nearly assassinated after a gunman shot her in the head.

Since then, Giffords has made a remarkable recovery and become an inspiration for those suffering...

Published 15 March 2013 by NPR on

Suffering a single concussion may cause lasting brain damage, researchers report in the journal Radiology. Steven Flanagan, co-director of the Concussion Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the findings, and why diagnosing a concussion is so difficult.


Published 12 March 2013 by Abby Robinson on Science News,

Despite many remarkable discoveries in the field of neuroscience during the past several decades, researchers have not been able to fully crack the brain's "neural code." The neural code details how the brain's roughly 100 billion neurons turn raw sensory inputs into...

Published 11 March 2013 by Leigh Steinberg on Huffington Post

In part one of this series, I suggested that the increased size, speed and strength of today's NFL players are creating a dramatically more impactful and damaging set of collisions. We have known for years of the devastation these collisions wreck on every joint in the human body. It has...

Published 5 March 2013 by The Telegraph on

People who feel that they have a purpose in life are 20 per cent less likely to suffer from a stroke, according to a new study.

A study of over-50s found that those who had defined goals for the future were at a much lower risk of suffering a clot on the brain than people with few...

Published 27 February 2013 by Andrea Ratuski on CBC Manitoba Scene

It's a remarkable story of determination, perseverance and above all, a deep love of music, jazz music in particular.

Connor Derraugh is a 17-year old aspiring musician who plays alto sax and piano. But two and a half years ago he suffered a terrible brain injury during surgery that...

Published 18 February 2013 by Mary Blake on CBS Boston, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) – If you were to ask 10 people on the street what TBI is, you’d be hard pressed to find even one person who knows the answer.

TBI stands for traumatic brain injury.

I’ve been recovering from one for the past six months.

Last July, I tumbled...

Published 12 February 2013 by NBC29 on

Taking a hard hit to the head is causing concussions in more young athletes. Virginia schools are preparing parents and young athletes to deal with the impacts of an increasing number of sports concussions caused by a hard hit to the head in competitive play.

A study by the Centers...

Published 6 February 2013 by Carmen Chai, Global News on Global News

TORONTO – Spouses and family members looking after a loved one who just suffered a stroke have a reason to try to stay optimistic during the trying times: new American research suggests stroke patients’ health outcomes are influenced by their caregiver’s outlook. 


Published 2 February 2013 by CTV News on

Watch the inspiring story of young hockey player Dane as he recovers from a hemorrhagic stroke and learns how to love his favourite sport from the sidelines. View video>><

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