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MindMatters Newsletter

Looking for the most current information on Brain Injury in WA state? Stay up to date with our bi-monthly newsletter MindMatters. This staff-led publication highlights everything from photos, events, support resources, to announcements from our Executive Director, Deborah Crawley.

Brain News

New 'sniff test' predicts recovery of consciousness in the brain
News-Medical - May 21, 2020 

Exercise improves memory, boosts blood flow to brain

Science Daily – May 20, 2020

This AI tool automatically identifies different types of brain injury
TNW - May 18, 2020

"Cell Pores" Study Points Way to Stopping Brain Injury-Related Swelling
Technology News - May 15, 2020

How a brain injury revealed the meaning of isolation, loss and acceptance

CBC – May 15, 2020

What Does Covid-19 Do to Your Brain?
Wired - April 15, 2020

When Damaged, the Adult Brain Repairs Itself by Going Back to the Beginning
UC San Diego Health - April 15, 2020

Father’s Traumatic Brain Injury Inspires Medical Student's Career

Rutgers - April 7, 2020

Recovery From Mild Brain Trauma Takes Longer Than Expected: Study

HealthDay - March 29, 2020

Severe brain injuries: technology can tell what patients are thinking – consider this before using it

The Conversation - March 16, 2020

CDC Study Shows Increase in Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths

HCPLive - March 12, 2020

Brain Scientist Witnesses Her Own Stroke, Shares Tips On Life And Career

Forbes - March 7, 2020

Low-carb diet may reverse age-related brain deterioration, study finds

The Guardian - March 6, 2020

Seismic imaging technology could deliver finely detailed images of the human brain

Heritagedaily - March 6, 2020

Early intervention following traumatic brain injury reduces epilepsy risk

ScienceDaily - February 27, 2020

Study finds half of homeless have a traumatic brain injury

KOMO News - February 21, 2020

Woman plays violin while surgeons remove tumor from her brain
Sky News - February 19, 2020

Temple researchers link brain injuries and curse words

The Temple News – February 18, 2020

Brain Injuries Are Common in Battle. The Military Has No Reliable Test for Them

New York Times - February, 15, 2020

Where will they go? Washington nursing home for brain injured patients to close 

NWNewsNetwork – February 13, 2020

‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

Genetic Literacy Project – February 14, 2020

Trump won't be changing his mind on his that brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran's attack are not very serious

Business Insider – February 11, 2020

More Than 100 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iran Missile Strike, Pentagon Says

New York Times – February 10, 2020

Elon Musk says an 'awesome' Neuralink update is coming soon

CNET - February 4, 2020

Anderson 5-year-old with brain injury chosen for dream trip to Disney World

Independent Mail - January 13, 2020

Researcher Uses Computer Models to Get Inside Heads of TBI Victims

UVA Today - January 13, 2020

Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

UVA Today - January 12, 2020

Get smarter about brain injuries

Highlands Ranch Herald - January 7, 2020

Brain injuries gave these people new abilities
FOX News - Dec 31, 2019

Link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage established by scientists
Raw Story - Dec 30, 2019

Concussion among college students more likely off sports field than on
News-Medical.Net - Dec 18, 2019

College students sustain concussions far more often than thought

UPI - Dec 18, 2019

Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery
W News - Dec 5, 2019

Brain Health Expert Available to Talk Traumatic Brain Injury

Newswise - Dec 4, 2019

Half of all homeless people may have had traumatic brain injury
The Guardian - Dec 2, 2019

New Study Suggests Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Fight Toxic Proteins From Accumulating In The Brain

Forbes - Nov 30, 2019

UBCO researcher examines traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence
EurekAlert - Nov 29, 2019

Brain scans reveal terrifying link between obesity and brain damage

Inverse - Nov 25, 2019

Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide
ScienceDaily - Nov 25, 2019

Contractor might be liable for worker’s brain injury
Business Insurance - Nov 25, 2019

Suicide Is Top Cause of Deaths Tied to Traumatic Brain Injury

U.S. News & World Report - Nov 21, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter surgery: What we know about operation to relieve pressure on his brain
USA Today – Nov 12, 2019

Real-Life Telepathy Is Closer Than You Think
Daily Beast – Nov 12, 2019

Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
Science Daily – Nov 12, 2019

Permission to Tell the Truth - An open and honest blog about TBI from Nicole Bingaman
Brainline - Nov 11, 2019

Mesmerizing Video Shows Waves of Spinal Fluid Washing Over The Brain During Sleep

ScienceAlert – Nov 11, 2019

Thousands of America’s heroes thrive despite traumatic brain injuries suffered on the battlefield

News-Herald – Nov 11, 2019

Ever wondered what it is like having a traumatic brain injury?

WCCO Talk Radio – Nov 7, 2019

Study: Concussion risk for girls in soccer second only to boys in football
AXIOS – November 7, 2019

My Year of Concussions

The New Yorker – November 4, 2019

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Official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington 

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Help stop coronavirus

1 - HANDS Wash them often
2 - ELBOW Cough into it
3 - FACE Don't touch it
4 - FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
5 - FEEL sick? Stay home

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WA TBI Conference - Cancelled
April 15th

Walk, Run & Roll - Rescheduled! 

June 20th

Tulip Stroll - Cancelled
April 18th

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BIAWA’s Academic Scholarship Program

Our 2020-2021 Academic Scholarship Program is accepting applications

Apply NOW!

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Support Brain Injury survivors by making a monthly commitment 

Brain Champions support survivors of Brain Injury across Washington State and beyond. 

Become a Brain Champion Now!

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2020 Brain Injury Art Show

This year we will be exhibiting at Bellevue Art Museum.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and share your story of Brain Injury.

Submit Your Artwork Now

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Join BIAWA for our 10th Annual Walk Run & Roll! 

Saturday, June 20th over 400 participants will come together to Walk, Run, or Roll Virtually!

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Give to BIAWA Today!

We hope that you will give generously to Ignite Hope for those affected by the silent epidemic of Brain Injury.

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Sponsors help BIAWA support, educate, and empower those affected by Brain Injury!

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