Author Archives: Matt Dolman

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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Quick Facts about Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Roughly 1.4 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. About 75 percent of these are a minor traumatic brain injury, or mTBI. An mTBI may cause temporary change in mental status including confusion, an … Continue reading

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Second Impact Injury

As Ryne Dougherty stepped onto the practice field with his football teammates at Montclair High School in New Jersey on September 18, 2008, he was determined to prove to his coaches that he was ready to be a varsity player. … Continue reading

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The Role of the Neuropsychologist in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Over the past few years, Traumatic Brain Injuries have become a hotly contested issue in the sports, medical, and legal arenas.  As multi-million dollar sports-injury related lawsuits continue to gain attention in the media, medical and legal professionals continue to … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and How Just Following The Guidelines Can Saves Lives

Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, president of the Brain Trauma Foundation said, “Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young people. Developing evidence-based guidelines and putting them into practice to improve outcomes are key priorities for the … Continue reading

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