Traumatic brain injuries sustained by more than 200,000 U.S. troops may be fueling the military’s suicide crisis, according to a letter co-signed by 53 congressional members who are seeking additional data to investigate the new theory. [Note: Really? This a new theory?] Read full article.
It may not seem surprising that a sport that involves gigantic men slamming into one another goes hand-in-hand with head injury. But in American football, the severity of the life-long consequences has gone under appreciated until recently. And there are other sports that should be concerned. Soccer players who head the ball could be injuring their brains, as well, according to a recent paper in PLoS ONE… Read full article.
As the number of omega-3 sources in the market increases, including fish, krill, squid, algae, and plant, suppliers are increasingly using the omega-3 form to differentiate their products. But where does the science currently stand, which questions remain, and is cost a factor?… Read full article.
In March 2010, high school student Bobby Ghassemi was in a terrible car accident and airlifted to a nearby hospital. He had experienced severe brain trauma and was considered more dead than alive.
Bobby family believes an experimental treatment using high doses of fish oil helped him recover from his traumatic brain injury. His father, Peter Ghassemi, was frustrated at lack of progress and desperate for help. A friend connected him with Dr. Michael Lewis, the Founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute. Here is there story:
(NaturalNews) In March 2010, high school student Bobby Ghassemi was taken out of his crashed vehicle and airlifted to a nearby Virginia hospital more dead than alive with severe brain trauma.
He was so much more dead than alive that the physician who eventually advised the Ghassemi family on using fish oil, Dr. Michael Lewis said, “For all intents and purposes, he was dead on the scene.”
The potential benefits of omega-3s to reduce the long-term effects of brain trauma may be optimized by early administration, ‘in the emergency department or sooner’, says a new report.
Co-written by Dr. Michael Lewis, the founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, Parviz Ghassemi, and Joseph Hibbeln, MD, and published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the study is the first report of the use of omega-3s following a severe traumatic brain injury.
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Missy Chase Lapine, creator of the Sneaky Chef series of books, wrote a wonderful article about how she added omega-3s to her daughter’s food after a concussion. She learned about using omega-3s from Dr. Michael Lewis, founder of the Brain Health Education & Research Institute.
With about 4,000 New York children treated at hospitals each year for sports-related concussions, according to the state Health Department, the state and school districts are taking steps to increase awareness of concussion symptoms and implement policies to ensure proper treatment and prevent re-injury. The state Legislature enacted a law during the summer that requires school districts to adopt concussion management policies, and now school districts are reassessing existing policies or drafting new ones before the law takes effect July 1.
The Concussion Management and Awareness Act is part of a broader response to the problem of concussions in the past several years that has gained momentum with publicity over the long term damage caused by repeated concussions among NFL player
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