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The Whole You
The Whole You "Our family has been affected by brain injury," says Abby, "but how much are we willing to let this experience define who we are?"
What Exactly Does the "Mild" in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mean?
What Exactly Does the "Mild" in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mean? We still have a lot to learn about the brain and what happens at a cellular level after a concussion. But most people diagnosed with a mild TBI recover quickly and fully.
Would This Retired NFL Player Do It Again?
Until recently, retired NFL player George Visger said he'd never trade his football career with its friendships and experiences for anything. But now he tells a different story.

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Would This Retired NFL Player Do It Again? Until recently, retired NFL player George Visger said he'd never trade his football career with its friendships and experiences for anything. But now he tells a different story.
Deployment-Related TBI and Co-Occurring Conditions
Deployment-Related TBI and Co-Occurring Conditions Learn to identify and treat the co-occurring conditions that are common in deployment-related concussion.
 
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The Real Truth About Brain Injuries
The Real Truth About Brain Injuries
Caregivers often focus on the silver linings. Mother and caregiver Dixie Coskie has had enough; she's sharing how she truly feels.
Homonymous Hemianopsia: Right Versus Left Hemispheric Injury
Homonymous Hemianopsia: Right Versus Left Hemispheric Injury
How is damage to the brain different on the right versus the left side?
Retired Soccer Star Briana Scurry on Her Post-Concussion Depression
For a long time, retired soccer star Briana Scurry wondered if her post-injury depression was physiological from the hit to her head or because her professional soccer career was over.

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Retired Soccer Star Briana Scurry on Her Post-Concussion Depression
Was her depression physiological from the hit to her head or because her professional soccer career was over?
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Each year there are a reported 1.7 million brain injuries in the United States, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help with everyday activities due to TBI. Most brain injuries are mild and are also known as concussions. Usually people recover from a concussion in a matter of weeks but sometimes symptoms can persist. BrainLine.org, a free educational website, provides authoritative information about brain injury symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. For people living with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field, BrainLine also offers an online community of support through our social networking sites.


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