LEARNING TO LIVE WITH A BRAIN INJURY

Sue-Ellen Shortiss has just had an anniversary with a mixed blessing, after an accident  left her with permanent brain trauma, she writes for Verandah Magazine. ‘Ten years ago my brain had an adjustment. A tweaking you might say. I suffered an Acquired Brain Injury (or ABI) which would forever change the way I live. I…

Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury

As I near the one-year mark since my accident, I have thought a lot about writing a blog post on it. Actually, the entire past year I have thought a lot about it. But I didn’t. I didn’t have the courage. I’ve been scared. Scared of what people might think. Scared that people will be…

Deputies: NC couple wanted after infant suffered brain injuries, cigarette burns

MARION, NC (FOX Carolina) – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said a couple is wanted in connection with disturbing injuries suffered by a 4-month-old baby. According to deputies, in June the infant was brought to Catawba Valley Medical Center with traumatic brain injuries and burns to the feet consistent with cigarette burns. Investigators said the…

Passenger suffered brain injuries after driver stole car in Leeds

A MAN stole his brother’s car then caused his friend to suffer serious head injuries by crashing it after getting drunk at a party, a court heard. Brett Brown, 24, ploughed into a van after mounting the kerb as he drove home from the party in Leeds on November 30 last year. Brown was uninjured…

Football Alters the Brains of Kids as Young as 8

A promising athlete, 13-year-old Zackery Lystadt’s head hit the ground as he rolled through a routine tackle in 2006. He  didn’t lose consciousness. But he did lie on the ground for a moment after the play, clutching the sides of his helmet. His coach took him out for two plays. Then Lystadt played the rest…

Clerk Overhears Guy’s Question, Acts Fast When He Sees What’s By His Feet

A confused-looking man wandered into his local Lowe’s store and began talking to a sales clerk. When a manager overheard what he was saying, he made a quick evaluation of this strange guy and noticed something amiss about him, then acted fast when his eye caught what was on the ground near him. Owen Lima…

Soccer Players at Risk of Brain Injury, Study finds

WASHINGTON —  A career of heading a soccer ball may raise the risk of dementia, according to a small new study. Six longtime soccer players who died with dementia were found to have brain injuries from repetitive trauma. The injuries are the same kind found in American football players, boxers and soldiers hit by explosions….

Montreal General Hospital to close 23-bed stroke and brain-injury unit

Despite making $21 million in cuts to its budget, the McGill University Health Centre must still comply with a “legal requirement” to chop another $7 million, and has decided to close a unit at the Montreal General Hospital for stroke and traumatic brain-injury patients, the Montreal Gazette has learned. The closing this summer of the…

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