Archive for June, 2011

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted on: June 30th, 2011 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

About 1.7 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries each year. As a nation, we don’t talk a lot about brain injury, but the incidences are high enough that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call traumatic brain injury a serious public health problem.

Traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head or an object piercing the head and damaging the brain. According to the CDC, about a third of traumatic brain injuries are from falls. Motor vehicle accidents, military combat, fighting and blows to the head while playing sports are other leading causes. (more…)

Welcome to the CORE Health Care Blog

Posted on: June 28th, 2011 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

CORE Health Care is a rehabilitation facility in Dripping Springs, Texas that offers post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care for people with traumatic brain injuries, complex psychiatric disorders, autism or other special needs. CORE Health Care’s treatments are based on innovative and successful research showing the brain can heal. In this blog, we’ll talk about a lot of things related to traumatic brain injury: the parts of the brain and how they all work together and the research being done on new treatments. We’ll also introduce you to some of our clients who are living full lives with brain injury and answer any questions you have.