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Brain Injury

Apple Introduces A New iPad

Top Minds At Santa Clara Brain Injury Conference Give iPads To Patients

Touch screen tablet computers have given brain injury patients who have trouble speaking new ways to communicate at a fraction of the cost of speech synthesis equipment common just a few years ago.

03/01/2013

A doctor controls the progress of an MRI. (Philippe Merle MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Groundbreaking Brain Mapping Project Could Get Green Light From New Federal Funds

A new, decade-long effort to study the deepest workings of the human brain could get a major funding boost if, as expected, President Obama includes the Brain Activity Map project in his proposed federal budget next month.

02/19/2013

Former 49er linebacker Terry Tatulo (CBS)

Former 49er Ends Up Homeless After Career-Ending Concussions

Terry Tautolo, a nine-year NFL linebacker who was a member of the San Francisco 49ers during the beginning of their dynasty, has been lived in a tunnel under the freeway much of the time since he retired.

11/14/2012

Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland A's. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Encouraged With Progress From Head Surgery

Brandon McCarthy’s hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head is hardly noticeable anymore.

09/28/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Walking, Could Head Home Soon

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.

09/10/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Still In ‘Life-Threatening’ Situation

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remained in a “life-threatening” situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive.

09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Brain Surgery, No Timetable For Return

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.

09/07/2012

Desmond Trufant #6 of the Washington Huskies gets called for a face mask on Chris Owusu #81 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Innovative Stanford Football Mouthpieces Measure Force Of Tackles

Athletes and coaches are turning to technology to help them with growing concern over head injuries, and Stanford’s football team is the first in the nation to use a special mouthpiece that measures the force of head movement.

11/08/2011

Bryan Stow, escorted by his neurosurgeon Dr. Gabriel Zada (L) and medical staff, is taken from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to Bob Hope Airport for a trip to San Francisco General Hospital. (Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

Beaten Giants Fan Transferred To SF General Hospital

The San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside Dodgers Stadium was transferred Monday to San Francisco General Hospital.

KPIX 5–05/16/2011