Head Injury

NFL Releases New Concussion Poster

Finally, finally, finally!  Professional locker rooms across the country will be undergoing minor redecoration, with players’ health in mind. The National Football League (NFL) has released its official, new poster, which clearly lists symptoms of concussion and potential long-term effects. In one section, the poster says that traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to “…problems …

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Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Decades After Injury

A study of nearly 200 Vietnam vets found that 13% of those with penetrating head wounds developed epilepsy more than 14 years later. A few veterans had new seizures that popped up 45 years after the initial injury. The results of the Vietnam Head Injury Study, published in the journal Neurology, confirmed that epilepsy is common …

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Horseback Riding Helps Those with Brain Injuries

In a report by News 14 Carolina, tiny Colfax, North Carolina (located about halfway between Winston-Salem and Greensboro) is home to a special program that pairs horses with people who have suffered brain injury. The non-profit Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center calls on different aspects of horsemanship to develop athleticism, memory, balance, and speech among people …

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Summer Safety Tip #4: Avoiding Head and Neck Injuries Around Pool and Surf

Most of us have fond memories of those “Hey, watch me dive” days from our childhood. I remember one summer when my cousin slipped while running around the edge of the pool and split his lip on the concrete… and another year when my teenage friend nearly drowned after body surfing in the dark. In hindsight, it is obvious that we were all pretty lucky that our injuries weren’t worse than that. Those memories just as easily could have been tragic.

What Parents Can Do About Kids' Sports Concussions

Concussion is finally gaining respect as a serious injury. Doctors have begun calling it “mild traumatic brain injury,” which more fully and accurately defines what concussion really is. High schools and high school sports organizations have begun setting more stringent standards for evaluating a student athlete after a head injury–no matter how minor the injury …

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When Is a Sport Not a "Sport"?

For girls and young women, one sport accounts for more than 65% of of all high school catastrophic injuries, and more than 70% of all collegiate catastrophic injuries. (For the record, “catastrophic injuries” are life changing events, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death.)  Less severe injuries are also common–each year, this sport sends more …

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Surprising New Treatment for Headaches and Dizziness After TBI

Doctors have always known that traumatic brain injury can affect vision. Now, researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School and St Joseph Mercy Health System have discovered that those vision changes can cause other symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, and anxiety. Better yet, there may be a way to treat those symptoms with eyeglasses fitted …

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Veterans Need Better Care for Brain Injuries

Injured brains need quick, intensive, and thorough treatment from a team of experts. Ask any neurologist or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) expert when treatment should begin after someone suffers a brain injury, and the answer will be the same: As soon as possible.  According to an amazing and disturbing article in the Raleigh News …

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Concussions in High School Athletes Alarmingly Frequent

A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the number of injuries are often under-counted. In addition, the severity of symptoms is underestimated. For example, some states only require that injured athletes be removed from play for the rest of the day… and yet, a study by the Children’s National Medical Center in …

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