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Doctors and researchers from Louisiana State University successfully treated a 2 year old child with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and normobaric O2 after she suffered brain injury in a near-drowning accident, reversing deficits and restoring normal function. Read more as reported in USA Today:  Toddler’s brain damage reversed by treatment after near drowning

A brain injury forum made up of professional athletes from various sports was highlighted by the testimonial of football great, Joe Namath, as he shared of his experience and success of being treated with HBOT.  Namath claims his neurological symptoms, resulting from multiple concussions over the span of his career, have greatly improved since undergoing oxygen therapy. […]

A recent article published in the United Kingdom well describes the various problematic medical issues that are being successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To read more: The diving tank that can heal leg ulcers… and it may help with migraines, too

WFAA – ABC/Dallas news journalist, Ron Corning, recently experienced a dive in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. In his video newscast, Corning reports on some Dallas residents who regularly undergo HBOT treatments in order to battle fatigue and tout the rejuvenating effects of receiving oxygen under pressure. Go to: Corning takes a ‘dive,’ examines hyperbaric oxygen […]

KDAF-TV from Dallas/Fort Worth reports on former NFL player and autistic son who are currently receiving HBOT in hopes of aiding their individual problems. “Ryan and Will Neufeld have something in common–besides being father and son. Both are looking for help. Will is autistic and Ryan suffers from post-concussion syndrome. He played in the National […]

A University of South Florida research team is currently using animal models in order to expedite findings on hyperbaric oxygen therapy’s use in treating brain injury. Animal studies have been conducted internationally for the past several decades and have resulted in positive findings, according to reports from the international research community. Only recently has the […]

A student in Ireland credits hyperbaric oxygen therapy for helping him regain his eyesight.  Erik Lokko received HBOT for an inherited, progressively degenerative eye condition.  Erik’s treatment took place over the span of two years resulting in a return of visual acuity which now qualifies him to obtain a driving license.  Before beginning HBOT he […]

After a serious concussion in 2008, Anquan Boldin of the Baltimore Ravens is seeking treatment for post concussion syndrome. To read more: Ravens’ Anquan Boldin mulls oxygen therapy for head trauma

“I have seen how hyperbaric chambers have been used to repair the brain and I think we can use it to avoid the deaths that we’ve seen of former NFL players,” Boldin told Newsmax Health in a recent interview. Boldin has undergone HBOT himself and is trying to get the word out so that all […]

The young Georgia woman, Aimee Copeland, who has captured the interest of national news media with her courageous battle for life against necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh eating bacteria, has begun hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Doctors believe Copeland contracted the heinous bacterium when she fell from a zipline, lacerating her leg, into a local, fresh-water creek. To […]

A Florida veterinary hospital is among the first of nationwide centers incorporating the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy using specialized chambers geared for treating domestic pets. To read more: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: It’s For Dogs, Too

St. Louis Blues player, Alex Steen, was able to return to play after receiving hyperbaric oxygen treatments as part of a medical treatment plan to help him overcome post concussive syndrome.  Steen missed 39 games because of a concussion he received in December of 2011. To read more: Steen competes well in his return to […]

St. Louis Blues forward Alex Steen, is currently undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatment in California for ongoing concussion symptoms from an injury he received in December of 2011. Steen’s teammates, Andy McDonald and Paul Kariya have also received HBOT recently for their post-concussive symptoms. To read more: Alex Steen Will Try Hyperbaric Therapy for Concussion Issues

Fred McNeill, the 59 year old former NFL player with the Minnesota Vikings, is suffering cognitive decline and is using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To watch CBS news video and read more:  Former Viking Fred McNeill Battling Dementia After Football 

First lady, Michele Obama, publicly announced a new program to help the troops coming home from the wars in the Middle East.  Speaking at Virginia Commonwealth University,  military members and veterans were told that more medical schools are teaming up to boost training and research on brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Dr. Paul Harch, […]

A severely injured Marine’s undying spirit, devoted family members, intensive rehabilitation and additional treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, made available through Healing Heroes Network, have helped Sgt. Joshua Cooley achieve great strides in recovery exceeding his doctors’ expectations.  “Improvement was happening before, but at a slower pace,” Christine Cooley said. “When we went to oxygen […]

“The major breakthrough in my recovery happened when I learned about hyperbaric therapy,” stated stroke patient Phillip Bell who attributes his ability to walk, talk and live – to a combination of physical, occupational and hyperbaric therapies.  To view this news story, go to:  Rejuvenating oxygen:  Patient says hyperbaric therapy helped him recover after stroke

Board certified neurosurgeon specialist in surgical brain tumor management, Dr. Christopher Duma, who practices at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California, answers questions regarding his successful use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of an aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma.  To read more:  Oxygen chamber joins fight vs. cancer

Former pro football’s San Francisco 49er, George Visger, talks about his current treatment with hyperbaric oxgyen therapy, the head injury he received during his playing career and the impact it has had on his life.  To read more, go to:  Battle Scars    

A growing body of evidence indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps patients with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Preliminary reports from treated soldiers are positive without side effects.  On the topic of treating head injured military service personnel with HBOT, frustration over the slow pace of data release is apparent.  “We’ve got an […]

After appearing on the Dr. Phil show to promote his book, former Cleveland Browns, Scott Bolzan was referred by the show’s host for treatment to Dr. Frank Lawlis in Dallas, TX.  Bolzan, who suffered with amnesia following concussion, has stated in an interview that he believes HBOT, recommended by Dr. Lawlis, has created a “breakthrough” […]

Linda Cope is well known to those in Bay County for her work as founder and president of the Warrior Beach Retreat Inc.  She also has been stumping for new treatments to aid wounded warriors in their recovery. Cope testified last week before Congress in support of a proposal to allow the military to pay […]

“This study strongly suggests that both post traumatic stress disorder and the post concussion syndrome of mild traumatic brain injury are treatable nearly three years after injury,” concludes Dr. Paul Harch, who is also Medical Director of the LSU Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care Department. “The magnitude of the improvements in memory, executive function, functional […]

Parents report improvement in autistic behaviors following treatment with HBOT.  In the article, Dr. Atul M. Gupta, director of East Tennessee Hyperbarics states, “The science has been around for decades. We’re just now learning about so many more applications that it has. Whereas before we thought it would only help with divers.” “Then we learned […]

“The elevated oxygen levels help athletes increase performance and recover more quickly after a workout. In addition, increased oxygen delivery to the brain facilitates brain function and enhances an athlete’s ability to make the split-second decisions that can make a difference in the outcome of the game,”  states news from The Australian.  The elite athletes […]

Warnings about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning have begun to spread in the news media as the mercury drops and the snow flies in the West, the Midwest, and the Northeast. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment centers have featured prominently this week and last.  The Nebraska City News Press recently featured this article about the dangers […]

A clinical trial utilizing hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to increase the speed of radiation treatments for patients coping with malignant aggressive brain tumors is underway. “This is a postoperative study that focuses on using HBO as a radiation sensitizer,” says J. Paul Duic, M.D., neuro-oncologist at The Long Island Brain Tumor Center. “Once the tumor […]

It took me by surprise. The painful spider bite on my upper arm was rapidly worsening and the wound was growing larger. My doctor told me that the Brown Recluse Spider bite I had was further being complicated because of my diabetes. Suffering daily with tenderness and pulsating pain, I was unable to do household chores and night time pain interrupted my sleep. Before resorting to a skin graft, my surgeon suggested I try HBOT. My family and I watched with our own eyes as each successive treatment aided my wound closing and finally healing. An even bigger surprise was the improvement I had with problems relating to a stroke I suffered in 2004. I can now walk much farther, keep my balance, speak more clearly. Thank you to Dr. Stephens and Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry - I am so grateful!

Elaine D.