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Doctors use cooling helmet to try and help brain injury victims

Doctors and researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine are currently conducting a 12-month study in Urbana to see if a cooling helmet can help victims of traumatic brain injuries.

Because people do better in the morning when their temperatures are cooler, than in the night time when they rise, doctors wanted to see if the same cooling effect could help those who have suffered a brain injury.

A challenge that arises is that cooling down the rest of the body can be dangerous because it may negatively affect other organs. A doctor in Illinois teamed up with a NASA researcher to create a cooling helmet using NASA spin-off technology and is now testing it in Urbana.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, this can change your life forever. Contact that Kankakee brain injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292 today.