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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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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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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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Identifying Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Whiplash

There are several myths surrounding the ever-expanding field of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). One of the most common myths associated with TBI is that they are only caused by a sudden or severe blow to the skull. We see this … Continue reading

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Utilizing Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Illustrate Mild TBI

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very common disorder and affects over one million Americans each year. A recent study has linked mild traumatic brain injury to abnormalities in the white matter of the brain, also known as “potholes”. … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Treatment Benefits Expanded In Tampa, U.S.

The numbers of veterans with brain injuries suffered during their service are extraordinary. And the federal government announced expanded benefits for their brain injury treatment this week. Per McKnights.com, the documents are available for public viewing via the Federal Register. … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Progression Study Reveals Grim Results

Feeling better after a concussion is certainly deceiving. And new information from a study published in a journal Brain is downright sobering. The excerpt and story from Time.com dives into the science behind the brain injury progression, which leads to the … Continue reading

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