My Story

By: Ariel Johnson On the morning of December 13th, 2007 the weather was horrible. It was sleeting, hailing, and snowing. I was driving back to school when I swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a van and then collided into a tree. An off-duty EMT professional saved my life because the seatbelt was choking [...]

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Misunderstood

It is 2020, and the question remains, why are so many mild traumatic brain injuries still misunderstood? Despite extraordinary medical advancements, countless patients can travel from doctor to doctor, struggling to sort through the health crisis suddenly upon them. It takes years for changes in the medical system to become mainstream. Conventional imaging such [...]

Brain Injury in the News

In recent years, brain injury news, awareness and health information on successful breakthrough treatments had finally begun making frequent headlines in medical and science journals, universities, and health conferences around the world. Sadly, and understandably, over the past several months, COVID19 and its impact on global health have taken center stage.  Many health professionals [...]

Living with Brain Injury: Coronavirus

Disrupted daily routines can place undue stress on those living with a brain injury during the Coronavirus pandemic. Information surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on each of our lives can be overwhelming. Brain injury survivor, Jeff Sebell writes "We need to process and deal with the information we get, but processing information, dealing [...]

Improving Emotional Problems After Brain Injury

Healing the gut-brain axis could be a crucial factor in improving emotional problems after brain injury. Over the past several years, a multitude of studies has shown the breakdown of the gut-brain axis and our enteric nervous system, after a traumatic brain injury. Damage to the bidirectional highway linking our brain to our gut [...]

Self-Care After Brain Injury

Implementing a self-care routine after a brain injury could improve long term recovery outcomes. Although many patients recover from concussions, ignoring symptoms by returning to our regular activities may cause more harm in the long run. Even a mild concussion can become serious weeks or months down the road. If we injure our leg [...]

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2020

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month.  For the past thirty years, worldwide health conferences, non-profits, government entities, health organizations, and many other associations highlight the need for improving brain injury awareness.  The goal of increasing public education, ending stigma, advancing brain health, and promoting valuable brain injury resources for patients, families, and caregivers [...]

Pituitary Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury

Why is pituitary dysfunction after a mild traumatic brain injury often overlooked or misdiagnosed? Among various health conditions associated with mild traumatic brain injuries, neuroendocrine symptoms can overlap with other coexisting complications. From post-concussion syndrome, vagus nerve dysfunction, vision problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, or chronic neuroinflammation, conflicting issues could make it difficult for doctors [...]

Brain Injury and B12 Deficiency

Micronutrient testing could reveal a deficiency in vitamin B12 or other major wellness markers essential for brain injury recovery and long-term health. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in adults and the elderly. Yet, after a concussion or traumatic brain injury, B12 levels and many other micronutrients could plummet, worsening immune and overall cognitive health [...]

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