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Chris Nace

Stroke Response Time Gets a Boost

Victims of strokes may be familiar with the saying that “time is tissue.” This of course means that the time that elapses from the onset of a stroke to treatment directly affects the long-term prognosis for recovery. Doctors are typically […]

Chris Nace

New Study Shows that Brain Injury Can Cause Intestinal Damage

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is actually one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is estimated that 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year, and of that number, as many as 275,000 will […]

Chris Nace

Reducing Anger and Aggression in Recovering Brain Injury Patients

Aggression and anger are common emotional and behavioral symptoms experienced by traumatic brain injury patients, making the rehabilitation process extremely difficult as relationships with rehabilitators, family and friends are strained—making readjustment to their normal lives even harder. Now, there may […]

Chris Nace

Spinal Injury: Consider the Risks before Diving In

With summer’s sweltering heat comes a desire to find cool water and dive right in—but you would be best to think twice before taking the plunge. Approximately 12,000 people in the U.S. suffer a spinal cord injury each year, and […]

Matthew Nace

Field Hockey Concussion Suit Will Proceed Against the NCAA, American University, the United States of America and HealthCare Providers

Over the past three years, Jennifer Bradley has learned that the journey to justice through the court system can be long and arduous. During her junior year at American University, Ms. Bradley suffered a concussion during a Division I field […]

Chris Nace

A Quick and Dirty Stroke Diagnosis

Let’s get started with a father’s day quote: Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. That’s probably been said by a lot of people in a lot of different ways.
So on the day…

Chris Nace

More About Head and Brain Injury

I just recently blogged about the strange ways that brain injuries can manifest. I also commented that many head injuries occur during sporting events. Then, just yesterday, we see this frightening…

Chris Nace

Brain Injury Leads to Foreign Accent Syndrome

Brain injury is a term that conjures up many different images. But what we don’t always appreciate is the various ways brain injuries manifest. The Washington Post ran a story this week on one of my…