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Brain&Life | Aug 17, 2020

The Game of Thrones actor emerged stronger after two brain aneurysms. Her charity, SameYou, reflects that strength—and her commitment to people with brain injury.

Brain&Life | Aug 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has motivated many people with neurologic conditions to guard their health more aggressively.

CBC | Aug 17, 2020

Mark Long says Cracked Armour aims to prompt conversations about mental health among first responders

WHYY | Aug 17, 2020

When Jordan Emerson was 13, she was a member of the Whiz Kidz race team. They raced 4-cylinder compact cars on a small NASCAR racetrack in Scarborough, Maine.

During a race in 2007, Emerson’s car spun off the track and slammed into the outside wall. The result was a TBI, a coma, and a change in personality.

U.S. News and World Report | Aug 14, 2020

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a big draw for adventure-loving kids, but a new study warns that the thrill ride can often land children in the ER.

The Washington Post | Aug 14, 2020

Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was playing with her daughter when she fell and hit her head on the hardwood floor. She recounts the confusing and painful injury and her experience at the hospital during the pandemic’s “new normal.” 

U.S. News and World Report | Aug 14, 2020

Concussion symptoms aren't always evident, so parents of student-athletes need to know the signs and seek a diagnosis if their teen gets hurt, experts say.

Time | Aug 6, 2020


Singer-songwriter Jewel and her friend Dr. Blaise Aguirre, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, spoke about creative ways for young people to take care of their mental health during stressful times.

Medical Xpress | Aug 4, 2020

A scientific team led by the University of Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, identified a robust set of biomarkers through proteomics and metabolomic analysis that could help guide treatment for tens of millions of patients who each year sustain brain injuries, potentially preventing severe long-term disabilities.

The New York Times | Aug 3, 2020

In skeleton, the headfirst Olympic sledding sport, the opportunity for unlimited training on the track can be a huge advantage. But Canadians Olympians who had such access believe it was bad for their brains.

Yahoo! News | Jul 31, 2020

I have a million things I want to say about "secondary trauma", so many that when I put my fingers on the keyboard, it all falls away, and I can’t think what would be the best thing to share. So, I guess I’ll just start with what is staring me in the face today.

U.S. News and World Report | Jul 30, 2020

People with a history of concussion may face increased risks of certain psychological and neurological conditions, a large new study suggests.

U.S. News and World Report | Jul 30, 2020

Talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't appear to increase addiction treatment patients' risk of relapse, a small new study says.

BBC | Jul 30, 2020

A person's pupils can reveal if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past, according to new research.

Yahoo! Life | Jul 30, 2020

A few years ago, I found myself in the same situation many traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors have faced — trying to establish a “new normal” and re-enter the workforce while navigating the murky purgatory of brain trauma recovery.

The New York Times | Jul 27, 2020

Past and present find their place as a couple wades through what their future holds. And it’s all OK.

The New York Times | Jul 27, 2020

Sledding athletes are taking their lives, Did brain-rattling rides and high-speed crashes damage their brains?

Forbes | Jul 27, 2020

Regardless, of where one might find themselves on a continuum of support for the 43-year-old rapper, it seems as though the public has been given front row access to West’s manic breakdown and have consequently formulated an opinion that could very well be based on the actions of a person who is in the depths of a severe mental health crisis. | Jul 27, 2020

U.S. military personnel and veterans have a reputation for drinking heavily, but as with any stereotype, the characterization is more complex than that, new research has found.

HCP Live | Jul 27, 2020

Childhood abuse will often have reverberating effects later in adulthood, leading to therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

However, there is some debate over what form of therapy is most effective in this patient population.

A team in the US and Germany compared the efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy for PTSD (DBT-PTSD) with cognitive processing therapy (CPT).

Poynter | Jul 23, 2020

Covering traumatic stories and facing distressing circumstances take a toll on journalists. Newsrooms must address it, but taboos are in the way. 

The Washington Post | Jul 22, 2020

In the days, weeks and months before the sky fell, Lindsay Simpson felt everything was finally coming together. She had just gotten married. She and her new husband were closing on their first home together. At 32, she was a vice president for D.C. United. Then, just before that first game, a long aluminum railing cover fell from the seating area overhead and came crashing down. Nothing was the same after that.

Medical Xpress | Jul 16, 2020

The pupils of people with post-traumatic stress disorder respond differently to those without the condition when they look at emotional images, a new study has found.

Scientific American | Jul 13, 2020

They worked for my depression. Could they be the future of psychiatry?

Medical Xpress | Jul 9, 2020

A study from the National Institutes of Health confirms that neurofilament light chain as a blood biomarker can detect brain injury and predict recovery in multiple groups, including professional hockey players with acute or chronic concussions and clinic-based patients with mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury.