Any thoughts on alternative medicines that might aid in healing brain injuries?

Omega 3 fatty acids, proanthocyanines and time.

Does anyone know why people that have severe brain injuries smile?

How long after a bad fall is it safe to assume there's no serious (brain) injuries?

Here are the most common signs of a concussion nausea/vomiting (more than 2 times) ringing in the ears amnesia (not remembering what happened) difficulty concentrating headaches confusion When my daughter had a serious head injury, the Neurologist told us the first 48 hours were critical. If the brain is going to bleed, he told us it would happen in that time frame.

internship ideas for working with people with traumatic brain injuries?

Well, if I or somebody close to me suffered from a TBI, I'd focus on helpful, stimulating, therapeutic recovery activities. In addition to visiting stimulating places (galleries, museums, public gardens, sporting events, etc.) I'd play cognitively demanding games (chess, checkers, boardgames, etc.) and/or hand-eye-coordination-intensive games (table tennis, low-stress video games, etc.). But really you should be researching brain injury and the most effective therapy approaches available to these folks to get good insights into this.

internship ideas for working with people traumatic brain injuries?

Stare contest. JK. BOARD GAMES. Puzzles. Drawing. Any thing to get back to normal. Video games kareoke. Baking. Cooking. Trips to the museum. Beach. A.A. or N.A. you can talk for hours, maybe they'll say something.

Does Yahoo offer an option to stop screen ad movement for those of us with brain injuries?

Yahoo wouldn't offer the option but your problem isn't just with Yahoo.... thousands of websites have those type of ads. You should download the Firefox browser (to use instead of Internet Explorer), then find a good plug-in or add-on to disable the ads. Download Firefox: The other comment that told you to turn off the animations under Internet Explorer's settings will not benefit you much as it affects animated "gif" pictures and that's not usually what ads are made with. Most ads that blink or flash use a program called Flash, so I did a search for a "flash ad killer" and came up with lots of options. Here is the first one I would try: NOTE: I have NOT tested this, so I can't predict your results. I am going to install it tonight though, because it would be nice to get rid of those suckers! But if you try this one and it doesn't work, search for others to try. Just look for "freeware" instead of "shareware" unless you are willing to pay for the add-on (and maybe you are willing to pay if it improves your computer environment significantly).

How can I educate the public about brain injuries/how to avoid?

go to schools and do presentations.

Can a couple who both have traumatic brain injuries ever truly get along?

Well I can say from observation that perpetually having arguments over stupid things is in no way dependent on traumatic brain injury. It may be a sign that one or both of you do not have proper experience in maintaining a civil relationship, but it's also not a death sentence for a couple.

How many soldiers in the iraqi and afghani wars surived with brain injuries and trauma?

My friend is in the army but he's currently in the process of getting 3 surgeries because he almost died... I was talking to him and he really didn't want to talk about it.. He just said that every week 2-3 people close to him would die. But anyways if you're going to join you shouldn't have that fear or worry.

Brain Injuries?

As an RN that has worked in theatre in the past and including neurosurgery, the practice for operations is to cool the person down by dropping the temperature in the theatre and leaving the pt with a only sheet on (it gets dammed cold in there).. i cant tell you specifally if the brain itself is cooled down, but cooled IV fluids and monitoringof the body's temperature can specify whether the external environment needs to be cooler. From memory, the body gets cooled down from the usual 35.5 - 37 degrees celsius to approximetly 34 degrees celsius.. that therefore reduces the body's metabolism and the body 'shuts down' in a way so the brain is the main source of purfusion that the body focuses on and that it shuts down to primal functions... following the surgery, if the surgeon deems the person to be still unstable, the pt will be kept asleep in an induced coma, because there is less brain usage when in induced coma.. (but thats not my area.. you should ask an ICU nurse or Doctor) if someone is in a serious trauma, efforts can be made to keep the person cool through IV fluids and the external environment.. that means that the brain is what you could call in a dormant state until the surgery (usual case).. once the surgery is over or when the surgeon or medical team deems that the pt is stable enough, they will warm the person to normal temp... im not sure what that would mean for you because i have seen the hypothermia buisness in acute environments.. you should talk to your doctor! they should know specifically the physiology involved.. and the various techniques used.. hope this helps :)