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  • October 27, 2022
    A Mom Thought Stress and Her Pregnancy Caused Her Devastating Headaches. It Was a Giant Aneurysm
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Ben Strickland, MD
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipients: Alfred P. See, PhD and Shivani Rangwala
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Edgar A. Samaniego, MD, MS
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  • October 19, 2022
    Triathlete Achieves Her Goal After Doctor Discovers Brain Aneurysm
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  • October 06, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Seungil Kim, PhD
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  • September 30, 2022
    Influencer Meredith Staggers Says Her Migraine Turned Out to Be a Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysm
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  • September 21, 2022
    Willow Resident Brings Awareness After Suffering a Brain Aneurysm Rupture
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  • September 21, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Nicholas Norris
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  • September 13, 2022
    1 in 4 Adults in the U.S. Lives with a Disability. Having a Financial Plan to Address Care is Critical
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  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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  • July 21, 2022
  • BAF
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How Can People Survive and Thrive After Brain Injury?

In a recent interview, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke spoke about being able to live “completely normally” after two aneurysms—one in 2011 and one in 2013—that caused brain injury. She went on to have two brain surgeries.

An aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel, often accompanied by severe headache or pain.

So how can people survive and thrive despite having, as Clarke put it, “quite a bit missing” from their brain?

The key to understanding how brains can recover from trauma is that they are fantastically plastic—meaning our body’s supercomputer can reshape and remodel itself.

 



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