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  • 00:30

    Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD discusses traumatic brain injury TBI

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD. about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and his recent book "The Traumatized Brain"

    - Director, Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Carolina Partners

    - Neuropsychiatrist, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke Medicine

    - Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Medicine

  • 00:30

    Personal Injury Attorney James Heuer discusses TBI patient's legal rights

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with James Heuer about TBI patient's legal rigths.

    Personal injury matters when it affects your life. That is the driving philosophy of James A Heuer, Jr, principal attorney at Heuer Fisher, P.A. James "Jim" is knowns to his friends and colleagues as "Heuer the Lawyer" (pronounced "hoyer"). He himself has experienced a TBI and can relate to his clients who are going through this invisible struggle.

  • 00:28

    Anne Forrest talks about Neuroplasticity of the brain & long-term TBI recovery

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with Anne Forrest from Austin, TX. Anne is an 18 year TBI survivor from an auto accident. She was a Ph.D. living in Washington DC when her world was turned upside down by a TBI. She will talk about Neuroplasticity and how the brain can continue to recover, even years later. 

  • 00:25

    TBI survivor Stephanie Freeman talks about the "Power of Never Giving Up"

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she interviews TBI survivor Stephanie Freeman from Georgia about the "power of never giving up."

    Stephanie shares how she received a TBI from a car accident 22 years ago and was told she would never be able to walk again. Hear how she overcame those odds and is now an active runner, including finishing the Boston Marathon in 2014. 

    Stephanie is the founder of www.shareyourstrong.org a 501C3 non profit whose mission is: "to bring awareness to brain trauma and encourage and inspire the lives of people who have been affected by this silent epidemic." 

    Both Stephanie and myself are volunteers for the Brain Injury Association of America's Advisory Council (BIAAC) and continue to be loud and proud advocates for all brain injury survivors!

  • 03:49

    The Matt Duffin Show - Socially Coping TBI Confidence

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    As Promised, TBI Social Skills is presented in its entirety.  Or close.  We can always finish up.  Because our social skills followinng a Brain Injury, much like our physical or occupattional skills have been drawn back to Day 1 of life, must be understood, acceptable, and very much so visa-versa.  We have to understand others.  


    Oh boy.  Let's talk, (424) 243-9540, let's learn personall and body language understanding and presentation.  How to yak, how to shutup. (yes, I said that).  Going from the Dr Lisa Thompson Family Education Center on TBI manuals, notes and memory.  Uh, oh boy again...


    Of course we will rock.  Fall Season jams, Thanksgivien rock, our Thankfulness, our falls.  Bring it on.  Leave your TBI at the door. TMDS has it for a few hours.  But ddon't forget to pick it up on your way our.  I got enough myself to wake up to....

  • 00:28

    TBI Survivor Paul Bosworth Talks About HBOT Therapy &how it Helped His Recovery

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she interviews TBI survivor Paul Bosworth about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and how it helped his recovery. Paul is located in Louisiana and has founded BBQ4TBI.org in which he raises money for the Brain Injury Alliance. Paul and Amy are both volunteers for the Brain Injury Association of America's Advisory Council. 

  • 00:30

    Finding the Right Doctor for Your Child's Concussion with Dr. Richard Senelick

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with Dr. Richard Senelick about finding the right doctor for your child when they suffer a concussion.

    Richard C. Senelick M.D. is a physician specializing in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation. He received his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his residency in neurology at the University of Utah.  He has lived in San Antonio, Texas for over 40 years where he has served as the Medical Director of HealthSouth RIOSA, The Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio, since its inception in 1988.  He is also the Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press, the publishing arm of one the nation’s largest rehabilitation hospital systems. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

    Amongst his many books and publications, he has authored Living with Stroke: A Guide for Patients and Families, Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Families, The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook, and Beyond Please and Thank You: The Disability Awareness Handbook. Dr. Senelick has also produced a number of educational DVDs on both Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. 

  • TBI One Love Radio

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    Survivors and Caregivers,

    Tune in on April 25th to the #BrainInjuryRadio show: #TBIOneloveRadio to discuss Survivors unique TBI adventures starting off with our first Survivor, Ms. Shawnee Harkins (@shawneeharkins) who is a TBI Survivor that is now a Celebrity Personal Trainer, Consultant, Motivational Speaker and more along with other Survivors calling in and sharing their unique TBI stories of hope that will truly help elimatine the silence, spread awareness/prevention, inspire others, have a position impact that will save lives and truly make a difference for those touched by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 

    To listen please visit braininjuryradio.com 

    Peace & Love

    #TBIOneLove #BrainInjuryRadio(BIR)

  • 00:30

    Understanding Aphasia with speech therapist Rachel Katz

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    Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with speech therapist, Rachel Katz M.S., CCC-SLP, about what Aphasia and how to communicate with patients who suffer from it. 

    Aphasia, which is most often the result of a traumatic brain injury or stroke, doesn’t affect intelligence, so it is not hard to understand the very real struggle of the patients experiencing it. In fact, a 2010 study on the impact of 60 different diseases and 15 conditions on quality of life for more than 66,000 people found that aphasia has the largest negative impact on quality of life, more than cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Rachel is a Speech Team Leader at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital (HSSRH) specializing in aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, and cognitive rehabilitation. Her experience is with a wide variety of diagnoses, including primary stroke and brain injury patients in an acute inpatient rehabilitation setting. She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and received the ACE award for advanced continuing education in her field.

    She has an advanced specialty certification in Vital Stim/NMES, Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation and Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy. She is a co-chair of the Joint Commission Disease Specific Stroke Program at HealthSouth Sunrise. She co-developed the Evidence-Based Cognitive Evaluation and Treatment corporate course and is a corporate clinical educator in the area of cognition. Rachel initiated and facilitates the Aphasia Community Group at HSSRH to provide education and support for people with aphasia and their family members and caregivers.

  • 01:09


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    PODCAST #136:

    In this episode we’ll be chatting about:


    How to assess your relationship with the mirror and what that means for your body image and self confidence
    7 practical ways to improve how you see yourself in the mirror and how you feel in your skin
    The importance of how body image and attitude about ourselves so that we can be a living, walking mirror of encouragement – of how to live life beautifully and confidently – to others.




    KrisCakes for writing a review in iTunes this week! Virtual high-five and hug to you! xo





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    My baby has discovered mirrors. She’s mesmerized with her own reflection. There’s something about a mirror that gives us the ability to physically see ourselves in a way that we couldn’t before.   It’s gotten me thinking about mirrors and the role of them in our lives as women and as mothers.


    You are the mirror reflection your child sees. How you see yourse

  • TBI One Love Radio with Survivor James " Jimmy Jam" Durham

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    Tune into #TBIOneLoveRadio tonight starting at 7pm PT/9CT/10 Est to discuss Survivor's unique Traumatic Brain Injury's (TBI) story's of hope, what Survivors and/or Caregivers did during this month of Brain Injury Awareness to spread awareness in effort to bring hope and inspiration to those touched by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), along with helping make a positive change to save lives.


    To listen please visit braininjuryradio.com by using the link below or to call in please call 424-243-9540.


    Peace & Love