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Stage 1 CTE: Late Quarterback Had Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on June 28th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Washington State backup quarterback Tyler Hilinski was slated to be his team’s starting quarterback heading into the 2018 college football season. But in January 2018, Hilinski took his own life, and it was recently revealed that the 21-year-old suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the traumatic brain injury more commonly known as CTE.

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3 Categories of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on June 18th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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No two brain injuries are the same, but a traumatic brain injury usually falls into one of three categories. The diagnosis of a brain injury, however, is often delayed or overlooked completely. Diagnostic tests are typically not effective in identifying a brain injury. Quite often, symptoms appear later, begin subtly, and are only recognized when […]

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted on June 6th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Brain injuries can occur when you hit your head in a car accident, a football game, a fall. You don’t even have to hit your head to suffer a brain injury – a jolt to the head that shakes the brain is enough to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the best-case scenarios, the […]

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Was Your Traumatic Brain Injury Misdiagnosed?

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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If a doctor misdiagnoses your traumatic brain injury, he or she could be considered negligent, and you may have a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit. It’s a physician’s responsibility to meet the legal and acceptable standard of care. Even if a patient doesn’t present with obvious symptoms of a brain injury, the physician should […]

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5 Things Not To Say To Someone With A Disability

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

It is not uncommon to feel a sense of nervousness when speaking to someone with a disability. Often people are afraid that they will say or behave in a way that could be offensive. Interacting with someone with a disability should be no different than any other social interaction you have. You should be polite, […]

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