Rep. Stan Lee pre-files bill to open oxygen chambers to military veterans with traumatic brain Injury

Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, has pre-filed BR 278, the “Colonel Ron Ray Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act.” The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, would open up Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) to military veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and would come at no cost to taxpayers. BR 278 is the result of Mrs. Eunice Ray, the wife of Colonel Ronald D....

Lexington’s City Barbeque to donate $12,500 to support veterans with traumatic brain injury

Throughout March—National Brain Injury Awareness month—City Barbeque restaurants raised $12,500 to benefit veterans living with traumatic brain injury. These funds, which represent 200% of profits from sales of a limited-edition drink tumbler, will be donated to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation. Established in 2012, the Resurrecting Lives Foundation supports the estimated 20–25% of troops returning...

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Over 1.4 million Americans will experience traumatic injury this year

Studies show that 1.4 million Americans will experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) this year, leading to 275,000 hospitalizations and 52,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. These injuries may be mild to serious, and can lead to permanent mental damage and even death. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and KentuckyOne Health is working to increase awareness across the Commonwealth...

UK Sanders-Brown Laboratories showcase work on Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury

By Laura Dawahare Special to KyForward The laboratories of University of Kentucky researchers Anika Hartz, Ph.D., and Christopher Norris, Ph.D., published research studying the pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI), respectively, in the most recent issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Both Alzheimer’s disease and TBI impair patients’ memory and cognitive abilities,...

Report by UK researchers says experimental drug may limit effects of traumatic brain injury

A new report by University of Kentucky researchers Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., and Adam Bachstetter, Ph.D., describes an experimental drug candidate that may aid patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The article appeared recently in the journal PLoS One, the world’s largest biology journal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls, motor vehicle collisions, and...