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Should Helmets Be Mandatory for Skiers and Snowboarders?

Serious snow-sport injuries are quite rare, thank heavens. But a new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that if skiers and snowboarders are required to wear helmets, injuries could be reduced even further. Every year, approximately 12,000 people go to the hospital with a head injury due to snow sports. There are about …

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2011 Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Tour Arrives in NC

When Sarah Jane Donohue was five days old, she was shaken violently by her baby nurse. The result was four broken ribs, 2 broken collarbones, and severe, permanent brain injury. As a response to this devastation, her father, Patrick Donohue, Esq., founded The Sarah Jane Brain Project. Its mission is to create a model system …

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Arizona Centers to Test Brain Injury Drug

According to an article in The Arizona Republic, 17 medical institutions in 15 states are about to begin testing the hormone progesterone in the treatment of blunt head and brain trauma, the types of injuries caused by car accidents, sports injuries, falls, and assaults. (Penetrating injuries, such as from a bullet, cannot be treated with …

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Recovering from Brain Injury to Help Others

We don’t get many opportunities to write uplifting stories about traumatic brain injury (TBI), so when we found a story filled with hope, we just had to share it with you. This comes from CBS New York. As a rehabilitation counselor at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey, Matthew Peltz helps children who have suffered brain …

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Motorcycle Wrecks a Major Cause of Brain Injury in Youths

This week, two articles published in the medical journal Pediatrics highlight the extremely high cost of motorcycle wrecks for youths ages 12 to 20. The first study, “Youth Motorcycle-Related Hospitalizations and Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States in 2006,” showed that the number of motorcycle deaths and injuries are increasing for children and young …

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