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The Brain Health Education and Research Institute’s mission is to change the way we address protection from, and treatment of, all forms brain injury. From proactively taking care of our brain health on an ongoing basis, to post-injury treatment, to recovery, BHERI is committed to being at the forefront of research and education. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are critical to brain health and are one of the principal building blocks of the brain. BHERI supports Continuing research on Omega-3′s (ALA, DHA & EPA) and their impact on brain health. To learn more about our Mission, please visit our Mission page.

Recent Articles and News

Fish oils & bleeding risk: Extensive review supports safety of supplements

Concerns that fish oil supplements may increase the risk of bleeding – a potential concern for people undergoing surgery – are unfounded, according to a systematic review the scientific literature published in the Danish Medical Journal. The aim of the review was to evaluate the effect of fish oil supplements on haemostasis and bleeding risk, and…

How Cannabis Can Help Those With Traumatic Brain Injury

There have been over 30 failed clinical trials searching for better treatments for TBI, resulting in no significant effect worthy of becoming a pharmaceutical therapy. None involved cannabis. It has been shown that activating the innate cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) reduces brain swelling and neurological impairment. Cannabinoid 2-AG is released in the brains of mice…

New Helmet Technology Isn’t A Cure-All For Football’s Concussion Issues

By any measure, new helmet technology looks to be a step forward in the fight for better safety for football players of all ages [Note: the cost is prohibitive, in my opinion, to most people outside the NFL]. But, helmet technology isn’t a panacea for the problems that the game faces. It is at best, a tool…

Deaths Averted From Primary Prevention Interventions

 A total of 372,054 (15.1%) of all U.S. deaths in 2010 would have been averted if all rigorously studied, efficacious primary prevention interventions were implemented according to a new meta-analysis. Two in three averted deaths would have been from cardiovascular disease or malignancy. A substantial proportion of deaths in the U.S. in 2010 could have…