brain injuries

October 3, 2019

Stroke treatment: Remember FAST to receive prompt care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Stroke is the leading cause of serious disability and the fifth leading cause of death in adults in the United States. The majority – 80 percent — of strokes are ischemic strokes, which occur when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked, preventing the brain from receiving the nutrient-rich oxygenated blood it needs to […]

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Tags: brain health, clot removal, FAST, stroke, stroke medicine, stroke recovery, stroke risks, stroke treatment, UCLA stroke center


Safe-riding tips for scooter commuters

June 4, 2019

Safe-riding tips for scooter commuters

By uclahealth uclahealth

Electric scooters have become ubiquitous on the streets of Westwood — and everywhere else. Earlier this year, UCLA researchers reported results of a study in which they found that people involved in scooter accidents sometimes are injured badly enough to demand emergency treatment. Tarak Trivedi, MD, is among the UCLA physicians who might treat these […]

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Tags: Dr. Tarak Trivedi, electric scooters


An Ambulance Like No Other

March 4, 2019

An Ambulance Like No Other

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My grandfather passed away from a stroke, so getting involved was something near and dear to my heart,” says Matt Hill, paramedic and captain with the Santa Monica Fire Department who works on the UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit. “Whenever the Mobile Stroke Unit is in operation there is a doctor, nurse, CT technician and […]

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Tags: CT scan, featured, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, Mobile Stroke Unit, Santa Monica Fire Department, stroke, UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit


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


December 13, 2017

After a head injury, mental battle proves difficult for some student-athletes

By David Olmos David Olmos

Flickr/Richard Owens For some student-athletes who suffer concussions, the mental aspect of getting back in the game is the toughest part. Researchers at UCLA are looking closely at the psychological aspects of recovery from head injuries, such as concussions, and have recently begun a program that integrates a common type of talk therapy as part […]

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