SuperHuman Radio – Reversing Traumatic Brain Injury

I just discovered an excellent radio show: SuperHuman Radio. They’re pretty much on the same wavelength as me, though I’m not nearly into all the supplements that they are. Everybody has their focus, and for this show (listen here) they talk about something that’s near and dear to my heart.

Guest: Dr. Mark Gordon – Brad Leggett & Dr. Cassandra Forsythe-Pribanic

Dr. Gordon discusses the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury and the millions of people who go undiagnosed for decades while symptoms become unbearable. Mainstream medical orthodoxy do not understand how to treat these individuals properly even if they get the diagnosis correct. Leggett, a pro football player with the NFL was one such case that Dr. Gordon diagnosed and treated and he is now leading a full and healthy life PLUS Dr. Forsythe-Pribanic gives the second installment of New Rules Of Training For Woman with the focus being upper-body training.

Also of particular interest is the focus on hormonal changes as a result of TBI, which can affect so much. Check it out.

Most Americans can’t get Giffords’ therapy

But that may be changing…

Shot congresswoman’s staff urges HHS secretary to push accessibility

Wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is benefiting from world-class treatment in Houston that most Americans don’t have access to, and her office knows it.

Her staff on Thursday called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change that, asking her to apply the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a way that would make similar coverage to what Giffords receives more accessible.

Sebelius and her staff will be defining an “essential benefits” package that insurers participating in insurance exchanges will be required to provide by 2014.
Federal workers’ benefits

Giffords currently benefits from broad coverage through federal workers compensation because she was shot in the head Jan. 8 while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. The type of acute rehabilitation she receives – involving speech, occupational and physical rehab – costs about $8,000 a day, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. Post-acute rehabilitation can range in cost from $600 to $2,500 daily. The expenses leave the treatment options well out of reach for most patients whose insurers won’t pay for the services.

While some insurers cover traumatic brain injury treatment, their limits on some rehab services often leave patients stagnant at times when they could be rapidly recovering, advocates say.

The benefit to Giffords from those services have been clear in recent months, said Pia Carusone, the Arizona congresswoman’s chief of staff.

“I’ve got an up-close-and-personal understanding now of how speech and physical and occupational rehab really makes a difference, and I just can’t imagine a patient in a similar position who wouldn’t be able to receive the care because an insurance company would argue that it’s not needed,” Carusone said.

Read the full article here… >>

While it is discouraging to think about the state of how things are, still, it’s encouraging that people in positions to make a difference are actually speaking up.

If only these kinds of changes could happen without someone getting shot in the head.

You’re not alone

Here are almost all the search terms people used to find their way to this blog in the past week. As you can see, people want to know about this subject. If only I had more time to speak to all of these…

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Brain Injury Radio – and more

Just found a great online radio show – Brian Injury Radio – that’s full of great references.

I’m listening to a segment about “Lost Space“- the things that get lost along the way in the course of dealing with TBI. Good stuff! Check it out!

And there’s an online support network at

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