traumatic brain injury

Former NFL player Brandon Bostick shares his mental health journey with UCLA neurologists on BrainSPORT podcast.

By Chayil Champion • February 11, 2022

New intensive-treatment program helps veterans get back to a healthy, active lifestyle

By uclahealth • November 10, 2021

Assessing and decreasing your fall risk

By uclahealth • March 22, 2021

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

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

Story highlights Brain injury program provides diagnosis and treatment for all levels of [...]

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 • November 15, 2016

More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s new program [...]

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 UCLA Health’s neurocritical [...]

By Elaine Schmidt • April 8, 2016