A qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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

Mild traumatic brain injury can have lasting effects for families

Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly—after all, it’s “just a concussion.” But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the November issue of American Journal of Nursing. “With the increasing numbers of people…

What’s Killing American High School Football Players?

This week, high school football player Tom Cutinella was laid to rest. The 16-year-old from Long Island died while blocking for a teammate during a football game. Cutinella was the third high school football player to die in one week. Another player from Alabama collapsed after making a tackle, and a player in North Carolina collapsed…

Beyond Obesity: Western Diet Shown to Make People Unintelligent

Eating junk food doesn’t just make you fat — it also makes you stupid. Researchers from Australia came to this conclusion after evaluating the dietary habits of young teenagers as part of a large study, determining that those who consume a high amount of soft drinks, fried foods and other processed garbage perform worse mentally.…

Researchers hope fish oil can curb antisocial behavior

A University of Pennsylvania professor who studies psychopaths has found hope for improving human behavior in a surprising place: fish oil. A new study led by Adrian Raine, a psychologist in Penn’s criminology department, found giving children a fruit drink mixed with omega-3 fatty acids – a key ingredient in fish oil – improved their…