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Brain Injury News: Recognizing the Benefits of Art

Individuals who live with brain injuries can greatly benefit from fun, creativity and socializing. When combined, these can do much to boost engagement and quality of life for brain-injured individuals. Activities such as artwork, drawing, and painting are not just recreation, but also have positive impacts, such as anxiety reduction. Recognizing the benefits of art activities for their members, one Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) set an example by hosting a fun art workshop this past August.

Football And Brain Injury - Is The Danger Overhyped?

All sports come with some degree of risk. But in recent popular perception, it's hard to separate the words "football" from "brain injury". In the light of a new research study, doubters and critics may see the results as a green light in support of football's rough-and-tumble nature. Yet, even the study's scientists are cautious about drawing definite conclusions about the sport and long-term brain health.

Learning about Brain Injury in New Orleans

Gluckstein Lawyers was thrilled to attend the 12th Annual World Congress on Brain Injury held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury this past March 29 to April 1 in New Orleans.

Ontario Man's Cross-Country Drive Promoting Brain Injury Awareness

When brain injury enters public awareness, it often does so in the form of TBI - a traumatic brain injury that results from a severe impact to the head. An ABI, or acquired brain injury, is less-known. This spring, one Peterborough man is looking to change that as he embarks on a coast-to-coast drive to share his story of living with ABI.

Tool Reveals Brain Injury Already Present In Young NFL Players

It comes as no news that athletes of high-impact sports suffer damage to the brain in the later stages of their lives. But researchers at John Hopkins Medicine recently used a combination of medical tools to reveal brain injury and repair activity even in younger players. The findings could move research one step closer to developing earlier interventions in the area of brain injury.

Potential Blood Test To Diagnose Brain Injury

Despite their widespread occurrence, concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) continue to be among the most elusive diagnoses to make. They often turn up negative in scans and doctors often go by symptoms to identify them. But researchers at two U.S. companies are on the cusp of new technology aimed at using a simple blood test to detect the presence of brain injury.

Excited To Sponsor Brain Injury Canada's 2016 Conference

Starting on September 27, Brain Injury Canada will be hosting the 13th Annual Brain Injury Canada Conference and Gluckstein Lawyers is proud to be sponsoring this exciting annual event. As passionate advocates for brain-injured individuals, our firm encourages all to benefit from this enlightening and inspiring opportunity -- survivors, their family, and friends, care providers, anyone who regularly interacts with patients and the public.

New Cognitive Assessment Brain Injury Testing Tools

According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC), over 160,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year and the rates are rising. Across the border, the numbers reach into the millions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval for the marketing of two new devices that put more tools in the hands of medical professionals to assess brain injury.
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