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Brain Injury and head injury resources

Acquired Brain Injury and Hidden Visual Problems - Addressing visual problems that may be overlooked during initial treatment of brain injury.

Acquired Brain Injury, Defined - Short article describing ABI, directed at college students.

Anatomy of a Head Injury - Causes, symptoms and assessment of brain injuries.

Brain Injury - A Guide for Families and Friends - Basic information about brain injury and its treatment, from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The Brain Injury Recovery Network - Dedicated to helping victims and families of brain and other serious injuries. Information, tips, and advice provided by people who have been through the same experience.

Brain Injury Research Center - A database of research and educational materials designed for people with TBI, their families, and professionals. Item description gives short synopsis, target audience, media format, cost, language, and where it can be obtained.

Brain Injury Resource Center - Offers information, reference materials, and self-help resources. Provides links to support and discussion groups, rehabilitation sites, publications and journals.

The Brain Spot - An accessible site designed for brain injury survivors, persons with memory impairments and new Internet users. Includes links to games, discussion board, activity resources, and personal pages.

Brainhelper - Topics include a description of a brain injury, types of rehabilitation, importance of the neuropsychological assessment, coping strategies, conferences and events, how to find qualified professionals, and resources for patients, families, and professionals. - A medical, legal, and informational resource for persons dealing with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Coma Waiting Page - Information about coma and brain injury directed at helping with answers and support in those critical first days and weeks, while waiting for someone to awake from a coma.

Family Caregiver Alliance Fact Sheet - Offers an overview of head injury, its effects, prognosis and treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Head Injury - Basic information about traumatic brain injury, coma, seizures, and what to expect from treatment.

Head Injury Information - Offers stories, articles, essays, and resources.

Healthlink-MCW - Article from the Medical College of Wisconsin about "Sports Concussions a Growing Concern." Describes the symptoms and effects of mild brain injuries as well as multiple concussions.

Locked-in Syndrome from NINDS - Booklet describing the basics of this rare disorder, treatment, prognosis, research, and references.

Missouri Model Brain Injury System - Investigating factors that affect and improve the outcomes of individuals with traumatic brain injury. Primarily serving patients in rural settings.

The Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Demonstration Project - Focuses on strengthening relationships between hospitals, private rehabilitation service providers, and local school districts regarding supports for TBI. Offers resources, support group listing, and events calendar. Online publications include the "Head Injury Guide" for survivors and caregivers, and a "Self Study Series" covering medical effects, social concerns, and vocational aspects after a brain injury.

NARIC Databases: Brain Injuries - Introduction to resources available from the National Rehabilitation Information Center.

National Resource Center For Traumatic Brain Injury - Providing information for professionals, persons with brain injury, and family members. Also developing intervention programs, and assessment tools. - Coma can be caused by an underlying illness, or it can result from head trauma. A comatose person is still very much alive, but he or she is not simply asleep. Get information from board certified Neurologists, find a neurologist in your area.

NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information - Fact sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Contents include definition, treatment methods, prognosis, current research projects, and references.

Perspectives Network On-Line - Brain injury resources including detailed links, multiple language FAQS, diagrams and tools, on-line newsletter and article archives.

PoinTIS - Information and services for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.

Safety Tips for Farming with a Brain Injury - Article from National Agricultural Safety Database (NASD) talking about special considerations and concerns. Farmers with brain injuries share a list of general tips to help prevent additional injuries.

Services and Supports for Persons with Brain Injury - From the University of North Carolina -- Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. Project designed to enable individuals with brain injury to decrease social isolation and loneliness, strengthen community living skills, and increase the skills needed to participate in inclusive recreation opportunities.

The TBI Help Desk for Caregivers - Information and resources to increase the quality of care available to Brain Injured patients after departure from the Hospital. Includes a chat room and discussion board as well as articles, tips, FAQs, glossary, personal experiences, and phone numbers for a variety of helpful agencies.

TBI Resource Guide - Information on brain injury, rehabilitation, long-term assisted living, medications, and current research, from the Centre for Neuro Skills.

TBINET at Mount Sinai School of Medicine - The Research and Training Center on Community Integration of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Provides a large database on a variety of Post-TBI challenges as well as the activities and research findings of the RTC. Maintains a newsletter, consumer reports, and journal articles for individuals with TBI and their family and friends. Also offers other publications and resources, designed for professionals.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Medical and informational resource for individuals dealing with traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognitive and Communication Disorders - NIDCD's fact sheet covering the problems, assessment, treatment, and research related to TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheet - A booklet prepared by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Covers treatment, research, symptoms, rehabilitation, types of brain injury, and resources.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Guidelines - Developed by the New Zealand Guidelines Group to help service providers improve rehabilitation services and results. Also offers a sample fact sheet for people with brain injury, their families, and friends. [PDF]

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center - Working to raise awareness of TBI's effect on society, and provide easily accessible information and support for survivors, their loved ones, and the professionals who work on their behalf.

Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide - Information, for survivors and their families, provided on the honor system from Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr. Glen Johnson. Topics include signs of a brain injury, coping with common problems, and dealing with doctors.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) -'s newsletter dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TBIs.

What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injury - Fact sheet with tips for preventing brain injuries from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, SafeUSA.

Whiplash Injury - Scientific information about cervicocephalic trauma, lesions, symptoms, and recovery.

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