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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

What You Don’t Know About Concussions

If you think you understand concussions well enough, you are probably wrong. Unfortunately, I myself [author Jennie Shulkin] am overly informed. By sharing my own experiences with TBI, I hope to educate others on its potential graveness, as well as eradicate certain concussion misconceptions. Concussion Myths 1. A minor impact cannot cause a concussion. My…

What To Make Of The New Proposed Dietary Guidelines

Eggs and coffee are in, sugar is out and vegetables will always be good for you, according to a committee of top nutrition experts tasked with advising the federal government. Their recommendations reflect the latest and greatest in food and nutrition research, and will help  update the nation’s dietary guidelines — something they have to…

Simple Test May Predict If a Coma Patient Will Wake

Although researchers have made remarkable advances in studying comas and other disorders of consciousness, doctors say a great deal remains unknown. When a doctor walks into an exam room, for example, the tools available for determining the prognosis of a patient in a coma are limited — and far from an exact science. In fact, there…

Why Is the Mystery of Blast Force Brain Injury So Tough to Solve?

Author of National Geographic’s February cover story discusses the ravages of traumatic brain injury from battlefield blasts. “Healing Our Soldiers,” the cover story of the February issue of National Geographic, is a searching inquiry into blast-induced traumatic brain injury—the signature injury suffered by American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. Known as shell shock in…