Traumatic Brain Injury

Football Practice to Get Safer in Ivy Leagues

In order to reduce the number of injuries–especially brain trauma–in college football players, Ivy League schools announced today that they will be changing the rules for practices. According to an article in The New York Times, the new rules are being implemented because research shows that college players sustain more total hits to the head …

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Another Sports Star Talks About Concussion Effects

His career is not well known here in the United States, but his pain may someday have an effect on the treatment of sports head injuries. Last Friday (July 8, 2011) Canadian Football Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan gave an emotional televised interview about his personal fight with post-concussion syndrome. The story was reported on …

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Gabrielle Giffords' Recovery Called Ideal

When Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head on January 8, 2011, her future looked grim. But she got the best treatment available, and is doing quite well. In fact, according to an article on CronkiteNewsOnline.com: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ attending physician called the Arizona congresswoman’s recovery “ideal” and “typical for those who have the …

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Army Asks Soldiers to Take Concussions Seriously

We have been writing a lot recently about the National Football League (NFL) and the steps they are taking to make sure that players and coaches take concussions seriously. Now, the U.S. Army is waging a similar campaign. According to an article in Army Times, the Army is teaching soldiers that concussion–also known as mild …

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What You Need to Know About Youth Sports Concussion

In an article on Branford.Patch.com, a Connecticut news site, Dr. Stephanie Arlis-Mayor provides information and advice about the best ways to handle sports-related concussions in children. Dr. Arlis-Mayor is a physician at the Center for Orthopaedics, and on staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She has experience working with young athletes, including those in …

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CDC Releases Latest Information About TBI Deaths

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the latest surveillance report about traumatic brain injury (TBI) deaths. The information, collected from 1997 to 2007, is compiled to help provide insights to help doctors, public health officials, and other professionals assess the impact of brain-related injuries. There is some good news in the …

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