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Quick Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur when a blow or jolt to a person’s head results in a disruption in normal brain function. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates1 that approximately 1.7 million people in the United … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injuries can Occur in a Variety of Ways

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries have been in the news as of late, with several high profile lawsuits between professional athletes and their respective leagues resulting in multi-million dollar settlements1 and changes to rules and safety equipment. The Centers for … Continue reading

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The Myths of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any traumatic damage dealt to the brain by an external force. The most common causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents, slip/trip and falls, and propelled or falling objects colliding with one’s head. It’s … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI, or traumatic brain injury, is the result of an outside physical force damaging the brain and causing an injury. Brain injuries are often referred to as “invisible disabilities” because, although they may appear physically and mentally sound, a person … Continue reading

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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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