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  • Quick Look: What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes

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  • Brain Injuries Don’t Discriminate

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Along with the Brain Injury Association of America, we at The Brain and Spine Institute encourage you to get educated about TBIs, also known as Traumatic Brain Injuries, so you can stay safe!

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  • Your Lack of Sleep Cause a Stroke

    This week is National Sleep Awareness Week and we are encouraging patients to get the rest their bodies need. There’s a reason that we recommend at minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is absolutely essential to staying healthy and keeping your body functioning properly.

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  • Quick Look: What is Aphasia?

    Aphasia is not a disease, but a symptom of brain damage. It’s a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing yourself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing.

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  • Reduce Your Soda Habit to Keep your Heart and Brain Healthy

    Convenience is key for people on the go. In addition to portable packaging, brilliant advertising has the soda industry booming. Various marketing campaigns have told us for years that “it’s the real thing” and to have one and “smile”. However, studies show that consumers need to think twice before popping the top on a can of soda.

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  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • North American Spine Society