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CNN Logo CNN Video - CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta elaborates on what a concussion is, symptoms, and recovery.





Articles

General
Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits.

Disability Benefits Calculator


Homebuying, Remodeling, Financing
Health
Concussion in Sports
This pamphlet from the American College of Sports Medicine provides information on what may cause a concussion as well as the symptoms to look out for.

Concussion Toolkit for Parents, Players, and Coaches
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool provides a wealth of information on how to provide support to children who have suffered a concussion.

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training
This online course from the CDC offers student athletes, parents, coaches and educators the opportunity to learn a broad range of TBI topics, including how to prevent and respond to these injuries.

Living with Brain Injury
This guide from the Brain Injury Association of America discusses what functions of the brain are impacted as a result of TBI.

The Two Most Important Things We Can All Do To Protect Our Brain Health
on mindbodygreen

Making Small, Health-Boosting Changes Throughout the Year
on ImproveNet

Improve Your Health From Your Kitchen
on ImproveNet

How Does Your Personal Environment Impact Your Wellbeing?
on the University of Minnesota website

Healthy House, Healthier Body
on HomeAdvisor

How to boost your immune system
from Harvard Medical School

Expert: 10-Minute Workouts Can Have Big Payoff
from NPR

Stress Relief
Mindfulness
on RecoveryExperts

4 Methods of Stress Relief to Match Your Personality
on mindbodygreen

Stress Effects on the Body
from the American Psychological Association

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Books

Erasing the Sky and Creating a New Horizon: Living Life After a Traumatic Brain Injury
by Jamie Polites
Amazon.com

Unthinkable: A Mother's Tragedy, Terror and Triumph through a Child's Traumatic Brain Injury
by Dixie Coskie
Author's Website | Amazon.com

Fading Scars
by Paige Day
Author's Website | Amazon.com

Being With Rachel: A Personal Story of Memory and Survival
by Karen Brennan
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice
edited by Nathan D. Zasler, M.D.l Douglas I. Katz, M.D.; and Ross D. Zafonte
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read the entire textbook for free!

Brain Repair
by Donald G. Stein, Simon Brailowsky, and Bruno Will
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read most of the first 23 pages for free!

The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
by Norman Doidge
Author's Website | Amazon.com

The Brain Wellness Plan
by Jay Lombard and Carl Germano
Amazon.com

Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
by Diane Roberts Stoler and Barbara Albers Hill
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read the first 179 pages for free!

Cracked: Recovering after Traumatic Brain Injury
by Lynsey Calderwood
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

Crooked Smile: One Family's Journey Toward Healing
by Lainie Cohen
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Novel
by Tim Laskowski
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

Head Injury: The Facts
by Dorothy Gronwall, Philip Wrightson, and Peter Waddell
Amazon.com

Head Injury (The Facts)
by Audrey Daisley, Rachel Tams, and Udo Kischka
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

I'll Carry the Fork
by Kara L. Swanson
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?
by Suzy Becker
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read the first 155 pages for free!

Keep Your Brain Alive
by Lawrence C. Katz and Manning Rubin
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read the first 19 pages for free!

Mindstorms: The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
by John W. Cassidy, M.D.
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

Missing Pieces: Mending the Head Injury Family
by Marilyn Colter
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

Over My Head
by Claudia L. Osborn
Author's Website | Amazon.com

Parenting Myself
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Book Website | Amazon.com

Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury
edited by Walter M. High, Jr; Angelle M. Sander; Margaret A. Struchen; and Karen A. Hart
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read the first 143 pages for free!

The Smile on My Forehead: Memoir of My Life with a Brain Injury
by Jennifer Mosher
Blog | Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

TBI Hell: A Traumatic Brain Injury Really Sucks
by Geo Gosling
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com
Google Books - Read the first 110 pages for free!

A Three Dog Life: A Memoir
by Abigail Thomas
Author's Website | Amazon.com

Where Is the Mango Princess?
by Cathy Crimmins
Publisher's Website | Amazon.com

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Medical and Other Facilities

Advanced Hyperbarics Jay Hocking, CHT, DMT-A - Program Director
Phone: (714) 527-4000
Email: info@AdvancedHyperbarics.com
Lori Bleich ~ Reiki Master Practitioner Stress Reduction • Relaxation • Energy Balancing
at Acupuncture and Pain Clinic
491-A N. Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 946-8306
Website: www.LoriBleich.HandsOnTrade.com

Announcing Change of Location:
Lori has moved her practice to Dr. Ray Chen's acupuncture clinic in Upland. Dr. Chen is a highly respected acupuncturist, with over 30 years of experience. Reiki and acupuncture are integrative therapies widely used to treat stress, pain, anxiety, and depression. These two therapies are now offered locally in one office. Most insurances accepted for acupuncture visits.

Summer Hours: Tuesday and Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Care Meridian 16 locations throughout California
Phone: (800) 852-1256
Website: www.CareMeridian.com
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation 255 East Bonita Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: (909) 593-7521
Website: www.CasaColina.org
The Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at Northridge Hospital Medical Center 18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91325
Phone: (818) 908-8677
Website: www.NorthridgeHospital.org
Dr. Ray Chen ~ Acupuncture Acupuncture and Pain Clinic
491-A N. Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 946-8306


Dr. Chen is a highly respected acupuncturist, with over 30 years of experience. Acupuncture is an integrative therapy widely used to treat stress, pain, anxiety, and depression. Most insurances accepted.

Summer Hours: Tuesday and Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Claremont Place 120 W. San Jose Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 447-5259
Website: www.ClaremontPlace.com
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital 2415 De La Vina
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3819
Phone: (805) 687-7444
Website: www.CottageHealthSystem.org
Lorena Cowle ~ State Certified Massage Therapist Call or text
Phone: (909) 214-7660
Monica Crow ~ Inter Valley Health Plan Representative Pomona Valley Health Center Building
1601 Monte Vista Ave, Suite 275
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 623-6333
Email: mcrow@ivhp.com
Website: ivhp.com
Mary Beth Fletcher ~ CranioSacral Therapy Claremont, CA
Phone: (909) 625-6947
Email: marybethfletcher8@gmail.com
Website: www.MaryBethFletcher.com
HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital 5001 Commerce Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 323-5500
Website: www.HealthSouth.com
Inter Valley Health Plan ~ Medicare Information & Vitality Center Pomona Valley Health Center Building
1601 Monte Vista Ave, Suite 275
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 623-6333
The Leon S. Peters Rehabilitation Center 2823 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 459-3957
Website: www.CommunityMedical.org
Loma Linda Medical University East Campus 11234 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, California 92354
Phone: (877) LLUMC-4U
Website: LomaLindaHealth.org
Long Beach Memorial Rehabilitation Center 2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 933-2000
Website: www.MemorialCare.org
Martin McLeod, D.C. ~ Chiropractor 411 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-1208
Ida MatAris, L. Ac. ~ Acupuncturist Healing Circle Community Acupuncture
12598 Central Ave, Unit 113
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: (909) 590-4183
Email: HealingCircleAcupuncture@gmail.com
Website: HealingCircleAcupuncture.com
New Beginnings Community Center 12 Platinum Court
Medford, NY 11763
Phone: (631) 286-6166
Website: www.nbli.org
Amy Newmark, PT, NCS ~ Physical Therapist Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
1798 N. Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: (909) 865-9810
Email: amy.newmark@pvhmc.org
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 1798 N. Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: (909) 865-9500
Website: www.pvhmc.org
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center 7601 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: (310) 940-7022
Website: www.rancho.org
The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 885-5000
Website: www.svcmed.org
RehabInfo.net Directory of Drug Rehab Centers Phone: (866) 531-8636
Website: www.RehabInfo.net/california
Jen Rosen ~ Craio Sacral Therapy Phone: (909) 374-3637
Email: jenrosesun@gmail.com
Karen Salter-Moss, PhD ~ Neuro-Psychologist 219 N. Indian Hill Blvd, Suite 100
Claremont, CA 91711
Parking behind building, Handicap space available
Phone: (909) 624-6005
St. Jude Medical Centers for Rehabilitation 101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA 92835
Phone: (714) 871-3280
Website: www.StJudeMedicalCenter.org
Stanford Hospital and Clinics Blake Wilbur Building, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 725-8823
Website: www.StanfordHospital.com
Dr. Angela Yi, Ph.D. ~ Neuropsychologist 1420 North Claremont Blvd, Suite 209C
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 480-8065
Website: www.FoothillsNeuroPsych.com

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Services

Acupuncture Ida MatAris, L. Ac.
Healing Circle Community Acupuncture
12598 Central Ave, Unit 113
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: (909) 590-4183
Email: HealingCircleAcupuncture@gmail.com
Website: HealingCircleAcupuncture.com
Brain Efficiency Tutoring Brain Boosters Center for Success
Mary Kay Chesher - Director

Phone: (909) 621-0777 or (909) 931-9000
Website: www.CentersForSuccess.com
Chiropractor Martin McLeod, D.C.
411 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-1208
Community Help and Support Real Connections
Brandi Orton, MSG - Director

Phone: (909) 621-6300
Email: borton@RealConnections.org
Website: www.RealConnections.org
Drug Rehab RehabInfo.net Directory of Drug Rehab Centers
Phone: (866) 531-8636
Website: www.RehabInfo.net/california
Hyperbaric Treatment Advanced Hyperbarics
Jay Hocking, CHT, DMT-A - Program Director

Phone: (714) 527-4000
Email: info@AdvancedHyperbarics.com
In-Home Care Right At Home
Lisa Jeffers - Owner

In-home care and assistance for loved ones - everything from bathing to medical care, light housekeeping to companionship.

Phone: (909) 466-5472
Email: info@rahrancho.com
Website: www.rahrancho.com
Living Assistance Services Visiting Angels
L. Lindsey Rehfeld, M.A. - Executive Director

131 E. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
Phone: (626) 852-3302
Email: Lindsey@AngelCaregiving.com
Website: www.AngelCaregiving.com
Massage Lorena Cowle
State Certified Massage Therapist
Call or text
Phone: (909) 214-7660
Personal Tracking Code If I Need Help
Erin Wilson

Worried that a loved one may wander off? Get a personal QR code on a patch or dog-tag with contact information.

Phone: (661) 524-6732
Email: Erin@IfINeedHelp.org
Website: IfINeedHelp.org
Reiki Lori Bleich ~ Reiki Master Practitioner
Stress Reduction • Relaxation • Energy Balancing
at Acupuncture and Pain Clinic
491-A N. Central Ave.
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 946-8306
Website: www.LoriBleich.HandsOnTrade.com
Appointments available every Wednesday and rotating Saturdays
Call for pricing and discounts
Salt Therapy Spa Salt Oasis
11940 Foothill Blvd, Suite 111
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Phone: (909) 291-7258
Website: SaltOasis.com
Senior Living Advisors Senior Solutions Professionals
Delores Peich - Owner, Elder Care advisor

99 East C Street, Suite 204
Upland, CA 91786
Cell: (909) 229-1087
Office: (909) 931-2822
Email: dpeich@SeniorSolutionsPros.com
Writing Jill Adler
Freelance Writer/Editor, NLAPW Member

23318 Red Willow Way
Murrieta, CA 92562-3245 Phone: Cell: (209) 872-5673
Email: mailto:jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net

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Websites

Ranch horse Begin Again Ranch - helping Brain Injury Survivors and their families rebuild confidence and tackle new challenges. This horse ranch in Colorado is a safe and contained environment for you to identify, accept and overcome the obstacles on your road to recovery. Terri and her equine co-facilitators will guide you on your journey of self discovery.
BrainLine Logo Brainline.org - preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury. BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury.
BrainLineMilitary Logo BrainlineMilitary.org - Help for service members, veterans, national guard, reserve, and their families dealing with traumatic brain injury.
Beautiful drawing of the human brain BrainNeuroFeedback.com - Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) introduces brainwave feedback to restore, according to the website, "connectivity and communication within the brain itself." The site also states that in some cases of TBI and PCS, focus, concentration, and memory can improve with treatments.
Brainstorming4Us Brainstorming4Us - offering encouragement and resources for families and survivors who have been thrown into the unknown world of traumatic brain injury.
Dixie Coskie Dixie Coskie - offering an overview of Dixie's book, Unthinkable, an in-depth look at her family's journey through son Paul's recovery from traumatic brain injury. Dixie has also provided a great list of tips for loved ones to help deal with the trauma and rehab experience.
Blue and gold logo National Caregivers Library - another site with many helpful articles regarding caring for someone with disabilities. This website focuses on things caregivers need to know about, such as housing and transportation issues.
Blue logo National Center for Learning Disabilities - take a quiz to find out if you or your loved one has a learning disability. This site also offers many other resources.
NCAA logo National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) - This video from the NCAA about concussions includes symptoms, stories, and suggests you get checked out if you suspect you've suffered a concussion.
Neurofeedback Centers for Success Logo
Neurofeedback Centers for Success - Drug-Free Solutions for Children and Adults with Phenomenal Results! Whether you need to remedy an impairment or want to refine and improve already successful brain function, the Neurofeedback Centers for Success offer non-invasive, drug-free solutions for children and adults.
Eagle and flag blue logo President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition - Learn more about how to be fit and active while eating healthy.
Real Connections Real Connections - is a member-driven resource network offering trusted information, valued services, and enriching relationships that enable individuals to live and age well in their homes and communities.
Eagle and flag circular logo Social Security Benefits - information about monetary assistance for people with disabilities.
Three jumping figures logo Support Groups Central - Daily web-conferencing peer support groups for people experiencing mental health difficulties who are looking for live, confidential support and "I've been there" understanding. SGC groups come via smart phone, tablet, or computer. No driving to a brick and mortar location. Groups can be easily accessed from anywhere.
Holding Hands Circling the Globe We Connect Now - connecting and integrating college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues. The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008.
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Support Groups

Bridging the Gap Support Group at Claremont Place - Second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
This support group is for survivors and caregivers, and others interested in brain trauma recovery. For more info, please call Celeste Palmer at (909) 260-0980.
Claremont Place ~ 120 W. San Jose Ave. Claremont, CA 91711

Bridging the Gap Support Group at Claremont Club - Last Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
This support group is for survivors and caregivers, and others interested in brain trauma recovery. For more info, please call Celeste Palmer at (909) 260-0980.
Claremont Club ~ 1777 Monte Vista Ave. Claremont, CA 91711

American Veterans with Brain Injuries
AVBI was organized in 2004 as a grassroots effort whose mission is to offer support to the families of American Service members and Veterans who have suffered brain injuries.

BrainInjuryChat.org
Our purpose is to provide people who are living with brain injury a safe place to meet for support and information.

The Brain Injury Information Network
A collection of 30 support mailing lists and email support groups focusing on Brain Injury, Stroke, Coma, Downs Syndrome, etc.

Daily Strength - Brain Injury Support Group
A forum offering free, anonymous support from people just like you. Includes health articles and community advisors.

Friends' Health Connection
The purpose of this community is for individuals with health challenges, and caregivers, to find and network with one another, spreading hope worldwide. If you or someone you love is facing an illness, please know you are not alone. We invite you to become part of our global community of friendship and support.

Sit-Down Comedian Ricky "Cancer Killer" Gutierrez
(951) 536-9026
gutierrezricky2333@yahoo.com

Support Groups Central
Daily web-conferencing peer support groups for people experiencing mental health difficulties who are looking for live, confidential support and "I've been there" understanding. SGC groups come via smart phone, tablet, or computer. No driving to a brick and mortar location. Groups can be easily accessed from anywhere.

TBI Home
TBI Home is a peer support website for people living with brain injury, their families and friends to support each other by sharing their experiences.

Yahoo Groups related to Brain Injury

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danny_blanco@yahoo.com