WAF subsidizes a personalized treatment protocol through Millennium Health Centers that pinpoints and, most importantly, treats the underlying condition of traumatic brain injury suffered by service members and veterans in the line of duty.

There are 300,000 homeless vets, 1.4 million at risk of becoming homeless, an estimated 460,000 suffering from PTSD, the average homeless veterans spends six years on the streets and each year 5000 vets die by their own hands. The band supports a number of military - based organizations that scroll through the final credits of the video and are also listed on their website www.5fdp4Vets.com

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A grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, support and treatments for concussion patients and families.

How the brain functions and how it changes due to an injury - Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV)

If you have experienced a Brain Injury, this is an excellent article to read and share with those who need to know and understand more.

User-friendly resource (derived from 30+ trusted sources) for researching candidate genes or drugs against known and potentially druggable genomes.

Photo album of AI enhanced MRI and CT brain imagery

Articles, studies and testimonials on mTBI and Persistent Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as part of a treatment plan.

In an essay "Books and Men," Osler wrote "He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all." and perhaps best-known saying Listen to your patient’s story; he is telling you the diagnosis.” Patients reveal what is wrong in plain language, if doctors listen to the clues. Dr. Osler wrote these words a century ago when there was no Dr. Google, Dr. Oz or Dr. House to educate the public about disease or medical terminology.

The first residency program was created by the Canadian physician, who was also one of four founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital, bringing medical students to bedside clinical training from the lecture hall. He is often described as the Father of Modern Medicine and one of "the greatest diagnostics ever to wield a stethoscope." Besides being a physician, he was a bibliophile, a historian, an author. One of his achievements was the founding of the History of Medicine Society of the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

Dr O’Shanick is amazing! He asked many questions & conducted tests no other Doctor had. What's more, he actually LISTENED before jumping to any one diagnosis.

With the help of BIAV, we contacted and narrowed down providers until we found Dr O’Shanick in Richmond, VA, who is board certified & specializes in Brain Injury Medicine.

A friend's daughter almost died after experiencing a TBI, the Brain Injury Association of Kansas City (BIAKS) helped save her life. With that info, I found BIAA & BIAV.

Free AI enhanced medical imagery Tools

volBrain currently offers four segmentation pipelines: IntraCranial Cavity, cerebellum tissues & lobules, white matter lesions, and hippocampus subfield.

Automated Deep Learning Interpretations for Detection of Critical Findings in Chest X-Ray and Head CTs

Lunit INSIGHT assists in the detection, localization and characterization of lung nodule / mass, consolidation and pneumothorax for PA images and suspected breast cancer areas on FFDM images

While Occam's razor suggests the simplest explanation is most likely, i.e. diagnosticians should assume several symptoms are due to one unique cause, Hickam's dictum states "A man can have as many diseases as he damn well pleases."

The Law of Parsimony's (i.e. Occam's razor) reality is problematic. Often used as a literary device, and maintaining a high stature in both philosophy and science, the law stipulates that the simplest of two competing theories should be preferred and entities should not needlessly be multiplied.

There is no doubt that the Law of Parsimony has played a key role in how we reason, from its origin with Greek philosophers and our very nature to favor simplicity above complexity.

However, in order to make the best decisions for the best reasons, simplicity must be counterbalanced with Hickam's Dictum, a variant of the Principle of Plenitude, where we must choose the right heuristics together to guide our thinking as we grapple with the ingenuity of the world in which we live. ;)

BioDigital Human - Explore the Body in 3D!

Housed within the protective covering of the skull, the brain is the most complex organ in the body. It controls thought, behavior, emotions, and memory, as well as basic life functions such as breathing and heart rate.

The brain's surface, called the cerebral cortex, is folded into a series of gyri (hills) and sulci (valleys). These features increase the amount of neurons (brain cells) that can fit within the skull.

The outer portion of the cortex is made of grey matter, which contains the cell bodies of neurons. The inner portion is made of white matter, which contains the insulated neuron projections called axons.

Positioned below the cortex and behind the brainstem, the cerebellum is finely folded into a series of gyri and sulci similar to the cortex. Primarily responsible for motor control, the cerebellum controls balance and movement.

Neurotransmitters are specific chemicals that function as neuron-messengers. Most body functions, including heart rate, breathing, digestion, and allergic responses, are controlled by neurotransmitter release and uptake. Neurotransmitters are released from a synapse (space) neuron "sending." Once in synapse, neurotransmitters bind the "receiving" neuron to receptors. They include norepinephrine, epinephrine, GABA, histamine, and serotonin.

Visual system includes eyes, optic nerves, optic tracts, and visual cortex. These structures help receive, convey and process visual stimuli. Visual stimuli travel through the visual pathway from environment to brain. Once sensory stimuli reach the retina, this data is carried through the optic nerve. After traveling through the optic nerve, at optic chiasm, some visual signals cross sides. Signals then travel through optic tracts and synapse in thalamus ' lateral geniculate nucleus. From the thalamus, visual signals travel through white matter to the visual cortex in the brain's occipital lobe. Six extraocular muscles, though not directly engaged in the visual pathway, bind to the eyeball and regulate eye movements. Cranial nerves provide extraocular muscles and assist place the eyes to increase visual acuity.

The nervous system includes the brain, brainstem, and nerves. It can be divided into two structural systems: central and peripheral. The brain and spinal cord are in the central nervous system; all other nerves are in the peripheral nervous system. The nervous system generates and sends electrochemical signals throughout the body. These signals enable the body to detect and respond to external stimuli. Nerve signals control most body functions, including processes of sensation, movement, metabolism and digestion.

It's difficult or uncomfortable for you to take the oxygen your body requires when you're breathless. You may feel you don't get enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems come from stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also indicate a serious disease. Many situations can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions like asthma, emphysema, or pneumonia cause difficulty breathing. So can problems with your trachea or bronchi, which is part of your airway system. You may feel breathless when your heart can not pump enough blood to supply your body with oxygen. Anxiety-triggered stress can also render breathing hard. If you often have difficulty breathing, finding the cause is crucial. (Source: Medline Plus NIH)

Explore the Brain from Sagittal, Transverse (Axial) and Coronal Cross Sections. See the Brains Vasculature. Visualize Prefrontal Cortex Brain Stimulation and Brain Activity in Frontal Lobe. See what Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and Embolic Stroke looks like in the brain.

*BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings thousands of anatomy objects and health conditions to life in an interactive web-based platform.

Android Apps

MyTherapy reminders are reliable, so you won't miss anything. Let trusted family members be your safety net. They might be the reminder needed to get back on track. myTherapy documents and visualizes health patterns. Print health reports for medical appointments.

A reliable backpocket support system for veterans with traumatic brain injury. Just as a service dog plays a role in a veteran's life with PTSD or TBI, "Max" helps users manage their symptoms, learn about TBI, and connect with others for support.

Filters out blue light emitted by your device's screen after sunset, protecting your eyes with a soft & pleasant red filter. The intensity is smoothly adjusted to your local sunset & sunrise times.

Free Brain Injury Android Apps

Free Brain Injury Apps