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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

Hope for the future: athletes find alternative that could shorten concussion recovery time

A study on concussions and teenagers conducted by University at Buffalo researchers began in late 2015 and will continue through at least the end of 2016. Researchers are looking for a sample size of about 100 high school athletes. Julia Whipple’s participation began with her diagnosis of a concussion after a concussion on the soccer field.…

Anemia negatively affects recovery from traumatic brain injuries

Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia’s effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, researchers have found evidence that anemia can negatively influence the outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injuries. For each increase in hemoglobin of 1 gram above 7 grams…

Doctor criticized in congressional report on concussion research counters claims

A pediatric neurosurgeon criticized in a congressional report Monday vehemently denies attempting to influence the selection process for a research grant on the NFL’s behalf and says no one from Congress contacted him before the report’s release. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, who is co-chairman of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, said his two phone…

“It was like the light in him had gone out”: Wife of Navy SEAL diagnosed with brain disease watches him unravel

THE EARLIEST SIGNS that retired Navy SEAL Dave Collins was changing were subtle enough that his wife, Jennifer, brushed them off as normal consequences of getting older. Then came the irritability and, as his temper shortened, forgetfulness. By 2012, it was bigger things. Other cognitive problems began to show. His temper was getting worse. For all of the experts…