Raffle Brain Institute http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog en Your Brain on Chocolate http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2016/05/12/your-brain-chocolate <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There has been a great deal of news about the benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa powder, which contain large quantities of antioxidant chemicals called flavan-3-ols (flavanols), aromatic chemicals also found in apples, grapes, cherries, and tea (Nehlig, 2013).</span></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-wp-blog-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Blog tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/chocolate"><span>chocolate</span></a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/brain"><span>brain</span></a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/studying"><span>studying</span></a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/how-study"><span>how to study</span></a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/study-tricks"><span>study tricks</span></a></div></div></div> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:54:04 +0000 admin 144 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Traumatic Brain Injury from Spousal Abuse http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2015/10/14/traumatic-brain-injury-spousal-abuse <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>An important article appeared on October 12, 2015, in the Los Angeles Times about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in women who have suffered repeated abuse from domestic violence (<a href="http://goo.gl/Bwz1Xa">http://goo.gl/Bwz1Xa</a>).</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-wp-blog-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Blog tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/domestic-violence"><span>domestic violence</span></a></div></div></div> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:12:41 +0000 admin 143 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Dyslexia is NOT a Learning Disability – It’s a Brain Disorder http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2014/12/01/dyslexia-not-learning-disability-it%E2%80%99s-brain-disorder <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: 0.5in; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Dyslexia, Latin for “faulty reading,” is found in over 30 million adults in the U.S., and in about 80% of children who are in special education under the category of “specific learning disability.” Dyslexia is also common in many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).</span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 admin 140 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Winter Sports are Coming: Skiing, Snowboarding – And Brain Injuries http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2014/10/01/winter-sports-are-coming-skiing-snowboarding-%E2%80%93-and-brain-injuries <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="Normal1">              The <a href="http://www.aans.org/">American Association of Neurological Surgeons</a> reported in 2009 that, of the 447,000 sports-related head injuries treated in emergency rooms, 19 percent were from bicycle accidents, while baseball and football each accounted for about 10 percent of <a href="http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2014/09/23/sports-concussion-not-just-football-players">head injuries</a>. Of all the bicyclists killed in the U.S. in 2009, 90 percent were not wearing helmets.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:42:45 +0000 admin 135 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Sports Concussion: Not Just Football Players http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2014/09/23/sports-concussion-not-just-football-players <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p dir="ltr">It’s Fall in Los Angeles! Time for students to return to the football field – and to the possibility of getting a concussion. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/">A concussion is a mild blow to the head</a> that can cause damage to brain cells at a level not detected on MRI or CT scan. This damage is most often temporary, but the brain does need time to heal, and a too-soon return to <a href="http://rafflebraininstitute.com/service/brain-injury-testing">active sports participation may lead to permanent brain damage</a>.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:41:24 +0000 admin 134 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com What We Need to Know About Dementia http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2014/08/25/what-we-need-know-about-dementia <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="line-height: 1.538em; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Dementias are degenerative disorders that develop primarily in the nervous system and selectively damage particular areas of the brain.</span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;"> Some dementias, like </span><span style="line-height: 1.538em; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Alzheimer’s disease affect all areas of the brain simultaneously, while others, such as frontotemporal dementia, affect the parts of the brain involved in controlling one’s communications an</span></span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:58:40 +0000 admin 130 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Court Says Paid Caregivers Can't Sue If Injured by Alzheimer Patients http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2014/08/04/court-says-paid-caregivers-cant-sue-if-injured-alzheimer-patients <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span style="font-size: x-large; font-family: 'times new roman', times;">Home healthcare workers hired to assist unruly Alzheimer’s patients may not sue their employers for injuries the patient inflicts, the California Supreme Court decided Monday. In a 5-2 decision, the state's highest court said employers have no liability as long as the caregiver was warned of the risks and the injury was caused by symptoms of the disease. The ruling applies to in-home aides hired through an agency.</span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 129 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com The Walking Wounded: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2013/07/05/walking-wounded-mild-traumatic-brain-injury <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><img src="/sites/default/files/image5.jpg" width="600" height="800" style="float: left;" />The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year; however, these are usually moderate to severe cases of TBI that are serious enough to report to the CDC. A more important figure – one that is truly unknown – is the number of individuals who have had a mild TBI who will never arrive at an emergency room, will never visit a neurologist, and in fact will never know that they have a brain injury.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 118 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Five Causes of Unrecognized Mild TBI http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2013/06/23/five-causes-unrecognized-mild-tbi <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> 1. <strong>Sports Concussion </strong></p></div></div></div> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 117 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com Six Foods for Healthier Brains http://rafflebraininstitute.com/blog/2013/06/23/six-foods-healthier-brains <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.538em;"><img src="/sites/default/files/image4.jpg" width="224" height="212" style="float: right;" />Most of my patients with mild traumatic brain injury who I see in my West Los Angeles office believe, as many people do, that the brain is completely formed in adolescence and never changes at all – that is, until we become older, and then it slowly deteriorates. This is simply not true!</span></p></div></div></div> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 116 at http://rafflebraininstitute.com