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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

TBI: Still Looking for Effective Early Intervention

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health concern, especially among young adults. Every 15 seconds, an American incurs a TBI, translating to approximately 1.5 million injuries annually. TBI’s primary insult often initiated a cascade of processes that continued to injure the brain, unfortunately causing more than 50,000 deaths and 80,000 permanent and serious…

Do Concussions Lead To Suicide?

On Nov. 30, Kosta Karageorge, a defensive lineman for Ohio State, was found dead of a gunshot wound — an apparent suicide. His family cited his multiple sports-related concussions (Karageorge was also a wrestler) as contributing to confusion and depression that may have led to his death. If confirmed as a suicide, Karageorge’s death would…

Blow to the Head May Impact the Brain’s Waste Removal System and Cause Alzheimer’s

A blow to the head may actually disrupt the function of the brain’s waste removal system. The new findings reveal that head injuries may be far more dangerous than first thought, and could cause toxic proteins to accumulate in the brain and set the stage for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s The brain is essentially…

Is Your Fish Oil Poisoning You?

NOTE: This is a pretty well written article about the good and bad of fish oil supplements. In particular, a discussion about toxins like mercury and PCBs. Not 100% accurate, but worth reading. For the best quality supplements, I always recommend: concentrated triglyceride form from small fish (like anchovies), molecularly distilled, pharmaceutical grade, IFOS-certified. Here’s the…