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By On July 24th, 2014

History Repeating Itself Podcast Explores the Creation of a Criminal

What factors contribute to make someone a criminal?  Ben Orlando explores this question as well as the current state of our criminal justice system in the most recent episode of his podcast History Repeating Itself.  Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, is featured in part of the episode that looks at the number of people with brain…

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By On February 5th, 2014

Olympic Athletes and the Risks of the Games

Excitement is building with the start of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games just around the corner.  There are families around the world who will be watching the Games with excitement – and anxiety.  Traumatic brain injuries are not uncommon to the Games – summer and winter.  In 2010 while preparing for the Games in Canada,…

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By On January 15th, 2014

Dr. R.M. Jayatunge – Death of a Soldier

“Death of a Soldier” is the latest contribution to the Brookhaven blog community from Dr. Ruwan M. Jayatunge.  From his research of combat trauma veteran’s across the world, Dr. Jaytunge utilizes the suicide of a Canadian Armed Forces Officer to share his perspectives on the relationship of combat related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to suicide.…

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By On February 27th, 2013

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Raising awareness about brain injury is vitally important because over 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.  Even with a number that large, a lack of awareness remains.  The effects of TBI are often attributed to other causes because of the invisible nature of brain injury.  The…

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By On May 21st, 2012

Junior Seau’s Family Considers Donating His Brain to TBI Research Following His Suicide

The family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau is considering donating his brain to further research football-related injuries, following Seau’s recent suicide. It is believed that Seau’s decision to end his life with a gunshot to the chest was, at least partially, due to chronic traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) sustained during 20 seasons playing professional…

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By On May 7th, 2012

Brookhaven on the Road

Brookhaven has a busy Spring calendar full of exciting opportunities for outreach and community education in the next few months to follow. On April 4th– 6th, Brookhaven Hospital’s CEO, Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., spoke at the National Association of Social Workers- Arkansas Chapter Annual Conference on the topic of “The Double Whammy: Living with a…

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