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Category: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Severe Brain Injuries May Lead to ADHD

Posted in Brain injuries,Traumatic Brain Injuries on March 26, 2018

Although children who have sustained a severe head injury may appear to have fully recovered, a recent study suggests that children may still be at risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by time they reach their teenage years. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that often times begins in childhood and… read more

Allegedly Amazon is Responsible for TBI

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 11, 2017

Earlier this year, the parents of the teenager who was impaled through his forehead with a samurai sword filed a lawsuit against Amazon. Their son and two of his friends were playing with the sword that was purchased from Amazon back in 2012. The two boys were taking turns throwing water bottles into the air… read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries: What You Need To Know

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on October 19, 2016

In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about sports-related traumatic brain injuries and the dangers these types of injuries pose to the athletes-especially those who are young and whose brains are still developing. TBIs can also result from being involved in car, workplace and slip-and-fall accidents. Consider the following alarming TBI statistics: 1.7… read more

Study: Brain Changes Remain Six Months After Concussion

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on July 8, 2016

With all of the news surrounding concussions lately, many people still treat concussions as temporary events. Some evidence backs up this assumption and studies in the past have shown that symptoms of a concussion in players, namely thinking problems or headaches immediately after an injury, will disappear in one to two weeks. However, a new… read more

Brain Injuries on the Rise from Playground Incidents

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on May 2, 2016

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes that playground concussions are on the rise. The study by the federal agency examined nation-wide data from 2001-2013 on playground injuries to children aged 14 and younger who received treatment in hospital emergency rooms. Of nearly 215,000 children, almost 10 percent (about 21,000)… read more

FDA Approves Device to Detect Concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on April 22, 2016

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to detect concussions, a mild form of truamatic brain injury. “Eye-Sync” is a product created by Boston based neuro-technology company SyncThink that uses infrared cameras to track eye movements. The company claims that the eye-sync product will be able to detect concussions in one minute,… read more

Brain Disease from Contact Sports More Common, Study Concludes

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 18, 2016

On Monday, the National Football League (NFL) acknowledged, for the first time, that there is a link between football-related head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This admission came during a meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce when Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety,… read more

Study: Higher risk of mild cognitive impairment following TBI

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 16, 2016

A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness for more than five minutes were at a greater risk of being diagnosed with a mild cognitive impairment. The study also showed that signs of impairment manifest, on average, 2.3 years… read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Car accidents and TBI

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 15, 2016

A Traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or jolt to the head. In a car accident, a TBI can occur when the head is struck, penetrated or jerked and the injury can range from mild (a concussion) to severe. One of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury is a car accident, with… read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: What is C.T.E.?

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 11, 2016

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or C.T.E. is a progressive degenerative disease which affects the brain of individuals who have experienced repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries. C.T.E. often occurs in people who play contact sports. C.T.E. causes the brain to gradually deteriorate and lose mass. C.T.E. also causes some areas of the brain to accumulate tau… read more