Health Issues: Brain Injuries

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season

This show discusses brain injuries and the most common accidents that cause this injury. The viewer will learn what happens inside of the body and ways to help loved ones with this injury. Information is presented by health care professionals.

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New Study Links Athletes' Repetitive Head Injuries to Degenerative Brain Disease
4. New Study Links Athletes' Repetitive Head Injuries to Degenerative Brain Disease
December 2, 2008
A 2012 Boston University study examined the brains of deceased athletes. It linked repetitive head injuries to a degenerative brain disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Ann McKee, one of the lead researchers, and ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada about the evidence.
The Healing Power of Music
3. The Healing Power of Music
February 26, 2008
Music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention. Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting,
Death of NHL 'Enforcer' Boogaard Puts Spotlight on Repeated Head Trauma
2. Death of NHL 'Enforcer' Boogaard Puts Spotlight on Repeated Head Trauma
December 5, 2007
Brain research done after the death of Derek Boogaard, a National Hockey League brawler who was just 28, found that he had a degenerative condition similar to Alzheimer's caused by repeated head trauma. Jeffrey Brown speaks with The New York Times' John Branch and Dr. Robert Cantu for more on the issues raised by the death.
Giffords' Case Offers Insight on Mysteries of the 'Changeable' Brain
1. Giffords' Case Offers Insight on Mysteries of the 'Changeable' Brain
January 16, 2007
The treatment of severe brain injuries has garnered increased attention in the wake of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
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This show discusses brain injuries and the most common accidents that cause this injury. The viewer will learn what happens inside of the body and ways to help loved ones with this injury. Information is presented by health care professionals. Health Issues: Brain Injuries is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on January 16, 2007.

Where to Watch Health Issues: Brain Injuries

Health Issues: Brain Injuries is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Health Issues: Brain Injuries on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    January 16, 2007