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October 05, 2010
  Combination of Drugs May Treat Traumatic Brain Injury
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
Researchers at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in ?, New York, may have found a drug combination that will treat traumatic brain injury (TBI). Currently, there are no drugs on the market to treat TBI. While many clinical trials have been done, no ...
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October 05, 2010
  Playground Safety
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
If you are like most parents, you do everything you can to ensure that your child is well cared for, safe, and happy. Most of us send our kids off to school every day assuming that they will be safe. But most of us rarely stop to think about whether ...
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October 05, 2010
  Helmet Company Sued by Family of Football Player
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
In October of 2009, a high school football player named Edward Acuna suffered a blow to the front of the helmet during Gary High School's homecoming game, resulting in a subdural hematoma that caused severe long-term traumatic brain injury. The ...
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October 05, 2010
  Study Shows Potential for Treating Paralysis
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
A study recently done by Stanford University's schools of medicine and engineering showed that exposing nerves to light may result in increased muscle activity. The study, which was published in September 26 online edition of Nature Medicine , ...
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September 23, 2010
  When is a CT Scan Necessary?
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
If you have kids, chances are you'll experience the following scenario-or a variation-at some point during your parenting career: Your child was jumping on the bed, fell off, and hit his head. He didn't lose consciousness and is behaving normally, ...
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September 23, 2010
  Botox May Help with Drooling, But Be Aware of Side Effects
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
A study recently done by Dr. Arthur Scheffer of Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, indicates that Botox shots may help relieve the type of drooling in children associated with cerebral palsy and other neurological ...
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September 23, 2010
  Beware of Second-Impact Syndrome
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
You hear about it at least a couple of times a year, this time of year. A young football player in good health collapses on the field and dies. What causes this to happen to an otherwise healthy person? One answer is second-impact syndrome, a ...
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September 16, 2010
  Write the Perfect Fundraising Letter
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
The perfect fundraising campaign begins with the perfect fundraising letter. Creating a powerful fundraising letter takes time, effort, and a bit of knowledge, but done right it can have a huge impact on the amount of funds you raise. A fundraising ...
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September 16, 2010
  Study of Brain Pathways Advances Knowledge of Brain Regeneration
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
Studies done at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Medical Center may help scientists figure out ways to help the brain repair itself. The study, which was led by Vittorio Gallo, PhD, showed that the two major types of ...
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September 16, 2010
  New HBOT Study Shows Significant Benefits
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
A recent study on using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat cerebral palsy is attracting notice in both the United States and India. The study, which included the largest sample of children ever, was piloted by Dr. Arun Mkherjee, Senior ...
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September 09, 2010
  CP in Premature Infants on the Rise
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
A study done by Loyola University Health System and published in a recent issue of American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology showed that cerebral palsy is on the rise in premature infants born in the United States. The study determined that ...
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September 09, 2010
  Smartphone App Helps Those With Cognitive Disabilities
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
Several years ago, the NASA Ames Research Center developed an application designed to help those working on the Mars rover make quick decisions and respond better to unexpected problems. Today that application is serving a new population-people with ...
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September 09, 2010
  Preventing Head Injuries in Young Soccer Players
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
Soccer is one of the biggest youth recreational sports in the United States today. One of the reasons why it's so popular is its simplicity-all kids need to participate is a pair of cleats, a ball, and a ride to the field. Protective gear like ...
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September 06, 2010
  Xenon Gas May Prevent Brain Injury
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
An article in the Associated Press reports that British doctors at St. Michael's Hospital in Bristol, UK, were able to prevent a brain injury in an infant by using an inert gas called xenon gas. The infant boy, Riley Joyce, was born unable to ...
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September 06, 2010
  Study Shows Link Between CP and Pre- and Post-Term Births
Posted By Danielle's Foundation
A study published in the September 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that babies delivered at 37 or 38 weeks, as well as those delivered at 42 weeks or later, have an increased risk for developing cerebral palsy, ...
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