Brain Damage

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Parents expect that their children will be in a safe environment when they’re at school, but it appears that at one Long Island middle school, the administration didn’t do nearly enough to keep their students safe. A new lawsuit filed on Sept. 3 against the Northport-East Northport Union Free School…

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The True Tale: At age 62 she was a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. Having worked most of her life, she was looking forward to the joyful years ahead. Retirement years! Travel years! Happy years! Years well-earned! Isn’t that what most want? Isn’t retirement the goal that satisfies those who…

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NeuroBlate systems were developed to allow minimally invasive brain surgery, particularly to treat abnormal growths in the brain. Recognizing that the risk of infection and damage to surrounding tissue was high with many other available treatments, the devices were designed to use special fast-heating and quick-cooling systems to reduce the…

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After a fall, accident, or other traumatic event, determining whether or not long-term damage to the brain occurred is important. Though there are a variety of imaging techniques currently available for this diagnostic purpose, most of them require a significant investment in time and space for the patient and the…

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In February 2016, two-year-old Eden Carlson snuck through the fence around the family pool and fell in. By the time her parents found her, she had been in the water for approximately fifteen minutes. Pulled from the pool by her mother, Eden was not expected to survive, and even when…

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Determining the most likely cause of brain injuries in newborns requires additional research, according to a new study released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The study was undertaken to determine just how often oxygen deprivation at birth contributes to negative outcomes. The findings were sobering. For children…

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