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Triathlete, actor share their stories of recovery from traumatic brain injury

Courtesy of Greg Parks and Kathleen Pullen-Norris Greg Parks and Kathleen Pullen-Norris, a nurse at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, were married for less than a year before Parks was in a bike accident and sustained a life-changing brain injury. Triathlete Greg Parks never recalled the cause of the …

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Types of brain damage resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in many parts of the world including the United States and it costs the government almost 56 billion dollars each year to provide health services towards TBI victims. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), out of 1.7 million …

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5 Things Every TBI Survivor Wants You to Understand

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and as promised, I am writing a series of blogs to help educate others and bring awareness to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 1. Our brains no longer work the same. We have cognitive deficiencies that don’t make sense, even to us. Some of …

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What You Need To Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are becoming much more widely known now that the National Football League has put brain injuries in the spotlight.  This spotlight has increased the amount of awareness surrounding the injury, but even with all the research that has been performed, most people don’t know the real causes …

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10 Things People with a Brain Injury Would Like to Hear

TBI defined by the people who are living with it … BrainLine asked our online community to share the things they would most like to hear from their friends and family, and the list below captures some of the many responses so generously provided by people with TBI. Every individual’s …

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