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Study Finds Childhood Brain Injuries Strain Child-Parent Relationships

A new concussion study conducted by CHU Saint-Justine, a research hospital, has alarming news for many parents. According to CHU Saint-Justine, childhood concussions can have significant effects on child-parent interactions. Why is this important? Children develop social skills they will use later in life by communicating with their parents, so the findings may suggest concussions have long-term implications for years after an injury. The study focused on 130 children aged 18 to 60 months because this age group is more at risk for the adverse effects caused by concussions. Children in this age group have thinner skulls. Researchers divided up children into groups that have suffered concussions, orthopedic injuries and no injuries. Parents of these children also participated by filling out questionnaires that measured the quality of child-parent interactions. All participants were filmed in an evaluation setting so researchers could see how children and parents interacted during daily activities. Children…
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Louisiana Brain Injury Programs You Should Know About

For some people with brain injuries, part of the difficulty during rehabilitation is knowing where to access local programs that can help aid efforts to recover. Fortunately, there are several brain injury recovery programs and communities throughout Louisiana. Brain Injury Programs for Adults: Every March, Pilot International hosts an event aimed at helping adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). For the last three years, the Louisiana Fleur de Lis Camp has brought people with TBIs together. According to the camp organizers, most of the attendees, who come from Texas and Louisiana, led normal lives until suffering TBIs during accidents. Attendees get to meet new people and partake in recreational activities. Brain Injury-Friendly Activities for Children and Adults: Adaptive sports are another great option for accident survivors with TBIs. These athletic activities are modified to allow people with disabilities to play sports such as softball, tennis, horseback riding and basketball. The…
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Can This New TBI Treatment Offer Accident Survivors a Better Prognosis?

A team of researchers from the United States and South Korea are testing a new implant that can monitor the progress of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) without creating secondary health problems. The implant, which rests on top of the brain, can measure pressure, temperature and other vitals by wirelessly transmitting information to doctors. Why is it important to monitor these vitals? A slight change in pressure or temperature can cause permanent brain damage if not treated quickly by doctors. Here’s what makes this treatment unique and helpful to those who have suffered TBIs. Presently, monitoring devices for TBIs exist, but involve complicated surgeries and equipment that can cause secondary health issues, such as infections or bleeding. This new implant is about the size of a grain of rice and dissolves once it has carried out its functions. Unlike existing treatments, doctors do not need to go back and perform additional…
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