Abbot, a company that makes everything from baby formula to cardiovascular devices, recently secured FDA clearance for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnostic test. This handheld tool is both portable and it provides results in 15 minutes, providing important diagnostic data that will quickly inform healthcare providers whether the patient needs a brain CT or…

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Victims of traumatic brain injury have been referred to as the walking wounded. They often suffer in relative silence to the world outside because their injuries are invisible to and not easily understood by other people. The loved ones of the victims also suffer as a result. It can be difficult to understand the nature…

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Individuals who suffer from a mild traumatic brain injury may recover in just a few months of sustaining the initial injury. Some symptoms can clear up in about 30 days. However, a percentage of concussion victims experience symptoms beyond a six-month period. When this occurs, a doctor may diagnose the patient with post-concussion syndrome (PCS).…

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With Super Bowl LIV come and gone (congratulations, Kansas City), it’s time to take another look at one of our favorite sports. The Super Bowl is definitely an American tradition and cultural touchstone, but viewership in both pro and college football has been dropping over the past few years – and many experts believe that…

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Brain trauma, also called traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a damage to the brain caused by a sudden trauma to the head.  TBI can be caused by such incidents as a blow, jolt, or bump to the head that creates enough force to cause the brain to impact the inside of the skull.  TBI can…

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