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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

Preventive therapy in brain-injured patients lowers risk of pulmonary embolism and DVT

People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a leading cause of death in these patients. But blood-thinning medications started within 72 hours of hospital arrival have a significant protective effect against these conditions in patients with severe TBI,…

Concussion study shows player-to-player hits most damaging

A new study using data from devices inside the helmets of high school players confirms that hits with other players are especially damaging. “Impacts to the head that resulted from contact with another player were of higher magnitude than contact with other surfaces, such as the ground,” said study author Julianne Schmidt, an assistant professor of kinesiology…

Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis

A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. If the findings can be reproduced in other studies, patients with bowel cancer might benefit from boosting their oily…

Ex-NFL player sues insurer for denying concussion claim

A former NFL player who suffered what the league deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyd’s of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy for professional athletes. The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test case for insurers dealing with the emerging fallout from sports concussions and head trauma claims.…