Thursday, January 13, 2011

How Do Brain Injuries Heal?

Michelle Bryner, Life’s Little Mysteries
It could take weeks to months to determine the extent of permanent damage from a brain injury like the one sustained by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the tragic shooting that occurred Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. So far, her doctors are optimistic — she can breathe on her own, and responds to verbal commands by wiggling her fingers and giving a thumbs up, and has shown movement on one side of her body, all of which are huge achievements this early in recovery. Peter Rhee, the head of the University of Arizona Medical Center's trauma unit where Giffords is being...


Gerlach, Jim Giffords, Gabrielle Gingrey, Phil Gohmert, Louie Gonzalez, Charles A.

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