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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

Risk factors predictive of psychiatric symptoms after TBI

A history of psychiatric illness such as depression or anxiety before a traumatic brain injury (TBI), together with other risk factors, are strongly predictive of post-TBI psychiatric disorders, according to an article published inJournal of Neurotrauma. In addition to a pre-injury psychiatric disorder, two other factors are early indicators of an increased risk for psychiatric illness one…

Concussion And TBI Dominate Hospitalizations From Stroller And Baby Carrier Injuries

A recent study shows more than 17,000 young children end up in the ER each year as a result of strollers and infant carriers (both baby-wearing carriers and the kind that build upper arm muscle when switching between a stroller and a car seat). Brain injuries made up 79% of the carrier-related injuries and 65% of the…

Association of Omega-3 DHA With Cerebral Amyloidosis in Alzheimer’s

Higher dietary intake of DHA has been associated with better cognitive performance in several epidemiological studies. Animal and in vitro studies also indicate that DHA prevents amyloid deposition in the brain. Cross-sectional analysis of serum DHA levels together with measures of amyloid deposition (Pittsburgh Compound B index) on amyloid PET scan, brain volumes, and neuropsychological…

Early prophylaxis reduces risk for PE, DVT in patients with TBI

Early initiation of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis appeared associated with decreased risk for pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, according to results of an observational study. Early initiation of prophylaxis did not confer increased risk for death or late neurosurgical intervention. The researchers conducted a propensity-matched cohort study that included…