A 28-year-old woman died of severe brain damage after an accident incurred while snowboarding in Colorado. The odd thing is, her accident didn’t cause any trauma directly to her head or brain. Jennifer Ash, of Indianapolis, IN, fell and landed hard on her buttocks while snowboarding on March 16. Ski patrol was not notified because… Read More
Omega-3 fatty acids, the stuff from seafood, seem to be pretty miraculous substances. My doctor has me taking them right now, as a matter of fact. I don’t really know why, but he’s a doctor, right? Well, it turns out that omega-3 fatty acids supposedly do a lot of good stuff for your body such… Read More
According to a new survey commissioned by Headway, discrimination against brain injury victims is alarmingly widespread. More than two thirds of brain injury survivors believe that they are discriminated against by society because of their injuries. Most alarming, however, is that 60% of respondents had experienced discrimination from at least one institutional service (healthcare, social… Read More
A report was released today summarizing the conclusions reached by the attendees of the Brain Injury Consensus Conference, which was held on November 2, 2007. The conference included more than one hundred of the nation’s most respected authorities on brain injury. The report, entitled Barriers and Recommendations: Addressing the challenge of Brain Injury in America,… Read More
Following right on the heels of yesterday’s story about the spinal cord injury patient in southern Oregon, is this story of SCI patients in the UK. Apparently they too are finding the Nintendo Wii to be a beneficial part of SCI recovery. Sounds like fun too!
Lloyd Millimake is ready to go home after his intensive rehabilitation utilizing, of all things, a Nintendo Wii video game system. Millimake has been at Rogue Valley Medical Center in southern Oregon for a month now, following a motorcycle accident that fractured four vertebrae and severely compressed his spine. His physical therapist chose the Wii… Read More