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Healthline | Aug 16, 2022

Actor Anne Heche died of a traumatic brain injury at the age of 53. Medical experts said she developed an anoxic brain injury caused by a sudden lack of oxygen and can be the result of head trauma as well as cardiac arrest, stroke, or suffocation.

Military Times | Aug 15, 2022

Activist John Feal — who spent years as one of the lead advocates to award federal benefits to Sept. 11 victims, first responders, and their families — said work to make sure those payouts and resources are properly funded and administered continues to this day. He cautioned that even well-written bills don’t always mean an easy transition to getting people the help they need.

The New York Times | Aug 12, 2022

The actress, 53, was being kept on life support while it was being determined if her organs could be donated, the representative said.

People | Aug 12, 2022

The 52-year-old NFL Hall of Famer said he initially believed the number was low, but now thinks the estimate is much higher now that he knows more about concussions, which can cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). | Aug 9, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a website explaining the details of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics, or PACT, Act, and encourages veterans to file claims and apply for health care coverage.

BBC | Aug 9, 2022

A study showing depression isn't caused by low levels of the "happy hormone" serotonin has become one of the most widely shared medical articles. -- Read the study on depression here.

CNN | Aug 9, 2022

Vince Gill used a song he wrote for his wife, fellow singer, Amy Grant to show love for her after a bike accident left her with a concussion. | Aug 9, 2022

For the second straight year, all seven former Department of Veterans Affairs secretaries are calling on Congress to designate a Sunday in November as a national day to raise awareness about suicides among the veteran population.

Salon | Aug 9, 2022

Experts are finding that targeted therapy can benefit long COVID patients with memory and language problems -- For more on brain fog, read our latest on Neurofatigue.

The New York Times | Aug 9, 2022

The former N.F.L. receiver died at 33, six months after he retired from football. He had been posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E.

The New York Times | Aug 8, 2022

At least four fixtures of Alabama’s great teams of the 1960s had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., at their deaths. Researchers expect it in other players, too.

Good Housekeeping | Aug 5, 2022

Janet Iacobucci's husband, Joe, almost never spoke about what happened in Vietnam — and fearing what she'd learn, Janet never asked. But eventually, she knew they couldn't pretend anymore.

The Washington Post | Aug 5, 2022

Inspired by the mental health toll that the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot took on first responders, the U.S. Senate passed a bill Monday night that creates a pathway for families of officers who die by suicide to access death benefits.

NeurologyAdvisor | Aug 5, 2022

A self-powered sensor neck patch has been developed to determine head kinematics — the angular acceleration and the angular velocity during collision — which could be used to detect concussions, according to a report published in Scientific Reports.

Inverse | Aug 3, 2022

In trauma’s early aftermath, changes in the hippocampus could help identify and potentially prevent PTSD from developing.

Associated Press | Aug 3, 2022

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. -- Learn more about exercising with brain injury in the Basic Self-Care section of The Treatment Hub.

U.S. News & World Report | Aug 3, 2022

A service dog can lower the severity of a U.S. military veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder, according to past research.

The Washington Post | Aug 3, 2022

The bill also would amend a federal program to make it easier for officers suffering from PTSD linked to their work to access disability benefits.

UNC School of Medicine | Jul 28, 2022

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that in the initial days and weeks after experiencing trauma, individuals facing potentially threatening situations who had less activity in their hippocampus – a brain structure critical for forming memories of situations that are dangerous and that are safe – developed more severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. This association between reduced hippocampal activity and risk of PTSD was particularly strong in individuals who had greater involuntary defensive reactions to being startled.

BBC | Jul 28, 2022

Sport governing bodies have been called on to acknowledge that repetitive head impacts cause a degenerative brain disease after new research found a causal link between the two. The authors say they have found "conclusive evidence" that repetitive head impacts cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Arizona State University | Jul 28, 2022

New research led by scientists at Arizona State University has revealed some of the first detailed molecular clues associated with one of the leading causes of death and disability, a condition known as traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

The New York Times | Jul 27, 2022

The singer-songwriter’s surprise return to the stage at the folk festival she first played in 1967 was an act of bravery, joy and reinterpretation.


The New York Times | Jul 20, 2022

Four Veterans Affairs clinicians, frustrated with existing treatments for addiction and PTSD, have turned to drugs the government still deems illegal.

Yahoo! News | Jul 18, 2022

With 308,000 average annual cases in the US, they say traumatic brain injury has become frequent among school-aged children participating in sports and playground activities that involve equipment such as football, basketball, and soccer.

ABC News | Jul 18, 2022

The lifeline has been in operation as a ten-digit number (1-800-273-TALK) since 2005 and that number will continue to route callers to 988.