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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

Some myths, facts about sports-related concussions

This year the NFL raised the profile of head injuries in contact sports, highlighting the prevalence of concussions on the field and kicking off concern among parents of high school and club sports athletes. Unfortunately, some of what parents are hearing is a fumbling of the facts. While it is vital that we work to…

Test Detects Early Brain Damage in Football Players

A new, enhanced MRI diagnostic approach was, for the first time, able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of professional football players following “unreported” trauma or mild concussions. Published in the current issue of JAMA Neurology, this study could improve decision making on when an athlete should “return to play.” According to…

Concussion Culture: How to Protect Young Athletes

In May of 2012, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau took his own life by shooting himself in the chest. Seau was dealing with depression, mood swings and insomnia. An autopsy of Seau’s brain revealed that he suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which Boston University’s CTE Center defines as “a progressive degenerative disease of the…

Danger of Repeat Head Injuries: Brain’s Inability to Tap Energy Source

Two or more serious hits to the head within days of each other can interfere with the brain’s ability to use sugar – its primary energy source – to repair cells damaged by the injuries, new research suggests. The brain’s ability to use energy is critical after an injury. In animal studies, Ohio State University…