traumatic brain injury

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are close to 840,000 cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children every year in the U.S. The groups most commonly at risk for brain injury are children age 0 to 4 and adolescents age [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

“I was originally looking for a peer support program, but then I came and was encouraged to share my perspective,” remembered Chinna Balachandran, who joined the Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020
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By uclahealth • June 1, 2018
With more than 3 in 4 post 9-11 veterans reporting that they suffer from post-traumatic stress, many American military families are coping with this invisible wound of war as their loved ones’ transition back into civilian life. “PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury greatly impact the veteran’s family, [...]
By Amy Albin • November 15, 2016
More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 22, 2016
https://youtu.be/VQ6TCM7jlus Severe bumps to the head can happen during sports practice, kids’ play dates and even household accidents. Knowing when to seek care for head injuries can mean the difference between a full recovery and a lifelong disability or death. Dr. Paul Vespa, director of
By Elaine Schmidt • April 8, 2016