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Is there a Relation between Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The human brain, excessive amounts of force, and a lot of physical contact are all specific characteristics of many sports; namely football and boxing. Can an abnormal amount of brain injuries be traced back to these physically stressful sports? Ask … Continue reading

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The Brain and CT Scans

The brain is perhaps the most complex and delicate organ in the human body. As has been discussed extensively on this blog, traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common, and dangerous, outcomes caused by automobile crashes. THE BRAIN … Continue reading

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Man hit while using a crosswalk; traumatic brain injury followed by outstanding recovery

It was a normal Thursday evening for Dylan Williams, a successful college student approaching his second month as a junior at Tufts University, a premier university near Boston, Massachusetts. Just like any other college student, he went to bed too … Continue reading

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How do I know if I’ve had a Concussion?

Despite the seriousness of a concussion, sometimes determining if you’ve suffered one can be a bit challenging. An impact to the head may be minimal and not lead to any immediate symptoms, however, if left untreated, it can turn serious. … Continue reading

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How do I make sure my Child’s Football Helmet is Fitted Properly?

Some may say that with the start of the school year beginning this week, the summer is now officially over. While technically this is not true, it certainly may feel like it. However, with the end of summer also comes … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Extent of Damage from Mild to Moderate TBI

The damage severe traumatic brain injuries can cause is widely known. Victims of a severe TBI can suffer from many permanent cognitive changes, along with being in a vegetative state, and even death in the worst cases. All brain injuries … Continue reading

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What kind of Complications can I Expect after Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury can be one of the most tragic injuries one can suffer. They are often a result from a trip or fall, car accident, or motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, these injuries can often result in permanent damage or … Continue reading

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Types of Tests and Diagnosis used for TBIs

The immediate diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury is crucial to the victim’s future health. These injuries usually happen in situations where doctors or emergency responders are at least a few minutes away, each minute passing putting the victim … Continue reading

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NCAA FACING MULTIPLE CONCUSSION RELATED LAWSUITS

In the wake of the NFL’s $765 million concussion lawsuit settlement, the NCAA looks to be faced with a similar legal battle. The number of concussion-related lawsuits filed against the governing body for collegiate athletics moved to five last week … Continue reading

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Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injury Continues

Well into the fourth quarter senior wide receiver Charles Youvella of Hopi High School in Flagstaff, Arizona fell hard on his head and collapsed a couple of plays later; he died Monday of traumatic brain injury. Thursday, Missouri high school … Continue reading

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