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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.

Center Crowned as Superb Employment Destination

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas was selected as one of the top 100 places to work for 2010 by The Dallas Morning News.

Winning Gives Brains A Boost

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Our brain loves to win, it loves it, " said Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth. "Winning is something that kicks off a neurotransmitter, dopamine, that is linked to winning and pleasure."

10 Tricks for Improving Your Memory

Monday, August 30, 2010

What’s the name of your daughter’s teacher, and where did you put your keys again? If you’ve ever wished you could do some simple things to sharpen your memory skills, you can. Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman is among the experts compiled to discuss the latest thinking on improving the muscles in your brain associated with memory.

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