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Concussions are Not Limited to Football Players

Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)1 that causes damage to the delicate brain tissue. TBIs can not only have immediate cognitive and physical symptoms but suffering multiple concussions can also have long-term effects and can lead to the development of degenerative cognitive conditions. Some athletes who have sustained multiple concussions over the years have reported developing…

Post-Concussion Syndrome

An impact to the head may not always seem serious in nature. In fact it is possible to get hit in the head and just continue on with your day, but if you become disoriented later, you may have suffered a concussion. Concussions may result in long lasting difficulties and impairment. If you sustained a concussion—or think you may have—it…

Death Rates For Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

In the United States, TBI is the primary or secondary diagnosis in more than 2 million emergency department visits annually, with 3.2 million persons, or 1% of the population, living with long-term disability from TBI [1]. Brain injuries have long been regarded as one of the most elusive type of injuries in the medical field because of how complex the…

Brain Swelling In Babies

In recent times, there’s been a turnover of convictions based on the prognosis of shaken baby syndrome because of the growing lack of support in medical community between the connection of shaking a baby and an absolute result of injury or death. While this investigation into the causation of brain swelling, bleeding on the surface of the brain and bleeding…

New Study Shows a Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injury And Dementia In Seniors

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), to adults 55 years and older, may be linked to an increase in dementia according to a new study by JAMA Neurology. This study supports the findings of another from earlier this year that 16% of veterans who had suffered a traumatic brain injury developed dementia compared with only 10% of veterans who had not experienced…

Ship Accident With Brain Injury

When you pay for a cruise ship to take you around the world for 260 days, you expect that the cruise line and to be experts at managing the ship. That’s what James Hausman of Springfield, Illinois, expected, along with his wife and daughter in 2011, when they followed some crew members through two sets of heavy automatic sliding glass…

Tampa Bay Brain Injury And Children

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[1], the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are age 0-4 and 15-19. Among those ages 0 to 19, each year an average of: 62,000 children sustain brain injuries requiring hospitalization as…

Tampa Bay Definitions Related To Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Florida Department of Health[1] Florida Injury Facts: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe. In 2011, traumatic brain injuries were related to 3,551 Florida…

Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injury And Speech Deficiencies

Tampa Bay TBI Statistics The National Institute of Neurological Disorders [1] and Stroke describes Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a form of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. The Centers…

Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injury And Coma

There are few things more emotionally trying than having a loved one in the hospital in a coma. Whether your loved one was placed into a medically induced coma to decrease brain swelling or became comatose after a motorcycle or automobile accident, there is no question that he or she suffered a catastrophic injury. What is a Tampa Bay Coma?…