Traumatic Brain Injury

New Blood Test Can Detect Concussions

Good concussion news! (I never thought I would type those words.) Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can detect concussion up to seven days after the injury, taking the guesswork out of making a diagnosis. Concussions have reached almost epidemic proportions in young people, especially among those who play sports. Whether …

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HensonFuerst Attorney Thomas Henson Jr. Selected for Super Lawyers

HensonFuerst Attorneys is proud to announce that Thomas W. Henson, Jr., who leads HensonFuerst’s Complex Litigation Division, was selected for inclusion in the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list of attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who are nominated by their peers and evaluated on 12 indicators of professional achievement. …

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Doctors' Group Adopts Youth Concussion Policy

In response to increasing concerns about concussion in youth sports, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced policies designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes. Specifically, the AMA now recommends that young athletes with a suspected concussion should be removed immediately from the game and be permitted to return only with a doctor’s written approval. …

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iPad Helps Diagnose Concussions

If you think that iPads are just entertainment devices, you should read about St. Edward High School in Ohio athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank. He uses an iPad to help diagnose his student athlete concussions. Using the tablet with the C3 Logix concussion app, the coach has a baseline measure of all his athletes’ cognitive function, balance, …

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Brain Doc Suggests Concussion Prevention

We frequently write blogs about concussion, but Dr. Robert Cantu, neurologist and medical director of the Nation Center for Catastrophic Sports and Injury Research in Boston, has a new set of recommendations for parents and sports coaches. Because a child’s brain isn’t fully developed, any trauma has the potential to be more damaging than trauma …

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Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL Over Concussion-Related Disease

In May 2012, we told you about the apparent suicide death of football star Junior Seau. He killed himself with a shot to the chest, presumably to preserve his brain so that experts could determine whether he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive form of brain damage caused by multiple concussions. (To …

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"My Mother's Head Is So Hard…": First-Hand Lessons From a Fall

Over the past three years, I have written several blogs about preventing falls in the home. (The most recent blog was posted on September 20, 2012, to honor National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. To read that blog, click here: National Falls Prevention Awareness Day). After years of researching information for Health & Safety blogs, I …

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