CARF Accreditation 2021

We are pleased to report to you that Neuro Community Care has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Integration and Services Coordination programs. The latest accreditation is the 2nd consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Neuro Community Care. By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Neuro…

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An Artistic Journey of Healing

Watch this short clip of an amazing interview that delves into his joy of painting and highlights the relationship that has developed with Steve Johnson, his case manager. Warrior Ken K. talks about his new found love of painting after his month-long stay at Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association. Ken never had any formal or informal…

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Warrior finds healing through art

After suffering a spinal cord injury from 11 gunshot wounds during a carjacking, Navy veteran LaQuan Taylor found it difficult to find activities that inspired him. But soon after joining Wounded Warrior Project’s Independence Program, an NCC Care Manager helped LaQuan get the help he needed. He started working with a MnemeTherapist® through the Art…

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Predicting recovery time for sports concussions

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from a blow or jolt to the head or an object going through the skull. Millions of sports-related mild TBIs, or concussions, occur each year in the United States. Athletes who return to play before they’re fully recovered are at high risk for long-term symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and…

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BLAST: Greater speed, accuracy in recognizing brain injury

ARLINGTON, Va.—Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden threat—the resulting blast pressure and shock wave that could cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). To fight this invisible, insidious adversary, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring the development of a portable, three-part system that can…

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Research: Aerobic exercise shows promise for treatment of wounded warriors with mild traumatic brain injury

LAWRENCE — Improvised explosive devices and associated blast injuries have left over 350,000 U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan with an invisible wound: traumatic brain injury. “Soldiers get blown on their butt from an improvised explosive device (IED). Often they lose consciousness for 30 seconds to six minutes — but there’s no penetrating injury,”…

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Depression Symptoms Can Increase With Concussion

Many service members who sustain a concussion also cope with depression. There is a distinct connection between depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, depression diagnoses increase after a brain injury. “Sometimes the challenge is [that] post-concussive syndrome can sound the same as depression,” said Kelvin Lim, principal investigator for the Defense and Veterans…

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Searching Out Tsunamis to Help Brain Injury Patients

University of Cincinnati researchers are looking deep inside the brain to figure out why some head injury patients recover and others do not.  It appears linked to what’s called a “brain tsunami,” or damaging, seizure-like waves that spread slowly through the brain following a traumatic injury. Eventually doctors hope to prevent this wave of secondary damage….

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New Study will Examine the Link between Head Injuries, Degenerative Brain Disorders

UPMC’s Brain Trauma Research Center, Pitt’s Department of Critical Care Medicine and Drug Discovery Institute, and CMU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering are preparing to study treatments for traumatic brain injuries – including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that has been related to playing football and other contact sports. The study is being undertaken…

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