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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

Vision Check Needed for Kids With Concussion

A new study in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science Journal suggests that children who’ve had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they’re ready to go back to school. This is especially important, researchers said, for kids who struggle in school. “Moving forward, physicians treating concussed patients should consider the damage…

VA study finds EEG can help tell apart PTSD and mild TBI

The two disorders often carry similar symptoms, such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness. If someone is rating high on an mTBI scale, for example, that person may also rate high for PTSD symptoms. The researchers used electroencephalogram, or EEG, a test that measures electrical activity in the brain. The…

Omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut risk of childhood asthma by a third

Consuming omega-3s from fish oil during pregnancy could cut down the risk of childhood asthma by almost a third. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month, found that women who were prescribed 2.4 grams of the omega-3 supplements during the third trimester of their pregnancy reduced their child’s risk of…

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of heart disease

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad cholesterol in their blood, a research review suggests. Researchers examined published research on EPA and DHA. They found that consumption of omega-3s in food…