Items Tagged ‘traumatic brain injury’

Unique Perspective to Share

January 30, 2020

Unique Perspective to Share

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 (NPFAC). “I had a traumatic brain injury, a subdural hematoma. It’s bleeding in the brain that is so great it caused my brain […]

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Tags: featured, Patient and Family Advisory Council, subdural hematoma, traumatic brain injury


BrainSPORT program focuses on concussion prevention and recovery in youth athletes

June 1, 2018

BrainSPORT program focuses on concussion prevention and recovery in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Brain injury program provides diagnosis and treatment for all levels of athletes. Safety, performance, outreach, research and treatment (SPORT) are key program components. Staff also provide neurological assessments for military service members in the UCLA Operation Mend program. Close to 2 million Americans ages 18 and younger experience sports- or recreation-related concussions every […]

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Tags: brain health, brain injury program, BrainSPORT, Dr.Christopher Giza, Employee News, neuro-psychology, short-term cognitive behavioral therapy, sports medicine, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, youth athletes


Coping with the hidden wounds of war

November 15, 2016

Coping with the hidden wounds of war

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

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, friends and community too,” says Dr. Jo […]

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Tags: Dr. Jo Sornborger, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, Post traumatic stress, PTSD, TBI, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network


New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

April 22, 2016

New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s new program that is designed to heal the hidden, yet lingering, wounds of war. “This is a new day, a program we can be proud of,” said retired General Peter W. Chiarelli an executive advisor to the Ronald A. […]

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Tags: Amy Albin, integrative medicine, intensive care, media, military, neurology, neurosurgery, Operation Mend, psychiatry, Tiverton House, traumatic brain injury, veterans


Suspect a brain injury? Follow these 6 tips for the best care

April 8, 2016

Suspect a brain injury? Follow these 6 tips for the best care

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

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 UCLA Health’s neurocritical care program, offers six tips to ensure the […]

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Tags: concussion, Dr. Paul Vespa, neurocritical care, neurology, rehabilitation, TBI, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program