Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
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SOURCE Pate Rehabilitation
Pate Rehabilitation, delivering evidence-based treatment and support programs for individuals recovering from acquired brain injuries, today announced publication of a landmark article.
DALLAS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pate Rehabilitation, delivering evidence-based treatment and support programs for individuals recovering from acquired brain injuries (ABIs), today announced publication of a landmark article with evidence demonstrating post-acute rehabilitation as the standard of care following traumatic brain injury (TBI): Hayden M.E., Plenger P., Bison K., Kowalske K., Masel B., Qualls D. Treatment Effect Versus Pretreatment Recovery in Persons With traumatic brain injury: A Study Regarding the Effectiveness of Postacute Rehabilitation. PM R. 2013.
Since rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury began decades ago, there has been conflict about whether rehabilitation is necessary because there is "natural recovery." In 1970, research concluded that after brain cells die, they are not replaced. This belief prompted lack of hope for recovery of functioning following brain injury. In the late 1990s, as imaging technology progressed, research definitively showed that some critical parts of the brain continually develop new neurons throughout the life span. Current research involves extensive mapping of neurons and their connections throughout the brain. This research now shows that the connections between neurons can also evolve. These connections are greatly influenced by the interaction between the person's activity and their environment. Current knowledge about the regeneration and the connectivity of brain cells gives us considerable hope for recovery of function after injury.
At the same time in which we are learning more about regeneration and the connectivity of brain cells, the scientific journal, PM&R will be publishing an article by Mary Ellen Hayden (the founder of Pate Rehabilitation) et al (2013) showing evidence that post-acute brain injury rehabilitation yields significant gains in functioning with the appropriate environments and activities. The sample size (1274) included individuals with TBI of all severity levels who were treated up to five years after injury. The time since injury had a significant impact on gains in rehabilitation, showing that an earlier admission to rehabilitation results in higher overall life gains. It is suggested that future research endeavors focus not on whether rehabilitation works, but how rehabilitation can work more efficiently and effectively. Initial feedback in the brain injury rehabilitation community has been extremely positive, including many comments indicating "this means HOPE for individuals with traumatic brain injury!"
President Obama has reported his plan of decade-long scientific efforts to build a comprehensive map of the brain, which will bring even more hope for brain injured patients in the future.
About Pate Rehabilitation
Pate Rehabilitation is dedicated to the treatment of individuals with acquired brain injuries, helping them return to the highest quality of life possible. With facilities in Anna, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Pate Rehabilitation provides personalized, evidence-based neuropsychological, cognitive, occupational, physical and speech therapies to advance and accelerate patient recovery. Recognizing that the impact of brain injury extends beyond the patient, Pate serves as a compassionate resource for family members, helping them meet the practical and emotional challenges of caring for persons with brain injuries. In addition to therapy, Pate is a leader in research, advocacy and education to advance understanding in the prevention of, and effective care for, brain injuries. To learn more about Pate Rehabilitation or acquired brain injury and its treatment, please visit www.paterehab.com or call 972-241-9334.
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.More >>