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The T. Boone Pickens Foundation Supports Research At BrainHealth

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"I'm drawn to the Center's research on brain health because it involves a critical component of quality of life, no matter what your age," said Pickens. "The work these researchers are doing is fascinating. Engaging the mind in adolescence is critical to the development of next generation of thinkers and innovators."

UTD cites Debbie Francis for her civic leadership

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The University of Texas at Dallas recently gave the Gifford K. Johnson Community Leadership Award to one of its most loyal community supporters and the Center for BrainHealth's board chair, Debbie Francis.

Deciding to exercise is the first step. The second? Enlisting your brain

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Every day, every moment — right now, even — someone is making a life-changing decision. It might be to lose weight or to start exercising or to stop smoking. Some who make that decision will follow through; others will not. What makes the difference? It’s a matter of mental preparation and brain-training.

Efforts Under Way to Educate on Dangers of Concussions in Young People

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More than 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness and are always serious. Repeat concussions can result in brain swelling, permanent brain damage and death.

Understanding the Complex World of Brain Injuries

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Prior to several years ago, experts believed that the brain improved only a certain amount of time after a traumatic brain injury — six months to a year. But, Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman says, “Now we can help them two years, 10, 15 years out.”

Eric Dickerson Slams NFL for Ignoring Former Players, Hopes Dave Duerson’s Suicide Sparks Change

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Unfortunately concussions are an inherent risk to football," says former Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston. "You're never going to be able to eliminate them. I think that's something that people have to understand. Guys get bigger and faster every year, and the collisions become more and more violent. You're never going to have game of football be concussion-free."

How To Make Your Baby Smarter

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

“Spending time with your child is the most important thing you can do; giving your child attention helps build their brain, because the brain is sculpted through experience,” says Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas.

This Is Our Brain. Here’s How We Use It.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The thing about brain exploration is, it triggers fear. A lot of it. Poke and prod our bodies until we howl in pain, but do not goof around with our brains.

Dave Duerson suicide shakes ex-Cowboy Daryl Johnston, who works to improve NFLers’ livelihoods

Monday, February 28, 2011

"We were on opposite sides of the table that day," Johnston told the Daily News last week. "I was fighting for the rights of retired players." Duerson, then a member of the league's retirement board, had butted heads with many of the former players and coaches testifying, the friction stemming from disagreements over the structure of disability claims.

Center Uses Avatars in Virtual World to Help Autistic Children

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Center for BrainHealth has taken a sci-fi approach to helping autistic children cope socially by bringing them into a virtual world where they actually have their own avatars.

Sherrington: Players like Steelers’ James Harrison must take concussions seriously

Monday, February 7, 2011

For all the benefits derived from the NFL's belated interest in brain injury , for all the studies and centers popping up at Texas-Arlington and UT-Dallas and across the nation, most players still don't get it.

Fans Get High on Football

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

With the arrival of the Pittsburg Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in North Texas, excitement about Super Bowl XLV is building. Why do we care so much?

Inside the Mind of a Sports Fan

Monday, January 24, 2011

With the Super Bowl teams decided, sports fans all over the country are ready to cheer their team to victory on February 6. Go inside the mind of a sports fan with BrainHealth's Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman.

How Can I Be Smarter and More Creative?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Follow these simple tips from BrainHealth's Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman to tap into your creativity and make your brain smarter.

Why ADHD is on the Rise

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ADHD is everywhere — among our kids, spouses, and peers, and brimming in news headlines. A simple Web search generates more than 13 million results. Unfortunately, with all of this information comes a lot of misinformation.

Center for BrainHealth’s Legacy Award Dinner Raises Nearly $350,000 for Brain Research

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On November 4, 2011, the Center for BrainHealth presented James R. Huffines with the 2010 Legacy Award for his generosity, foresight and dedication to brain research.

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