Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

The Model Systems Databases – A Wealth of Data at Your Fingertips

What are the leading causes of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury? How can a person’s age when they were injured impact their recovery? How many people with these injuries return to work? These are the kinds … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Change Your Mind About TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury, that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. What is a brain injury? The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) (en inglés) (90DP0082) has a four part series on understanding traumatic … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24

Advocacy: Briana Scurry embraces new role as women’s brain health advocate (The Washington Post) In April 2010, Washington Freedom goalkeeper Briana Scurry sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a Women’s Professional Soccer match. Three and a half years later, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Research: Research traces link between combat blasts and PTSD (The New York Times) Whereas the link between concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder has become clearer in recent years, a specific connection between PTSD … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 22

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Consumer Advocacy: Hearing aid prices under pressure from consumer electronics (The New York Times) The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering products that are far less expensive and … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish Resources from the NIDILRR Community

Did you know NARIC is not the only NIDILRR-funded project that offers information and resources in Spanish? The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center offers factsheets for spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury in Spanish. These consumer-level factsheets were developed … Continue reading

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