Head Injury

Concussion Guidelines for Cyclists

According to an article in Bike World News, two major cycling organizations have jointly released recommendations for how to treat cyclists who have sustained head trauma. Medicine of Cycling, an independent group of physicians and psychologists working to improve processes that can have a meaningful impact on the way care is delivered to cycling athletes, recently formed …

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Can Motherhood Cause Brain Injury?

Can motherhood cause brain injury?   Yes… indirectly. An article in the Deseret News recounts the experience of mom Erin Stewart, whose preschooler gave her a concussion: Motherhood is rough. I’m not talking about emotions here. I’m talking physically rough. I’m talking just-got-back-from-the-doctor-with-a-minor-concussion rough. Seriously. My preschooler gave me a concussion. In what will forever be …

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A Brain Injury at School…a Cautionary Tale for Parents

At about 2:00 pm, second grade student Michael Rodriguez slipped on some water at school and hit his head. By 6:00 pm, his mom was rushing him to the hospital. The basic story is simple, but the lessons are in the details. According to a Texas-based news source, VictoriaAdvocate.com, by the time 7-year-old Michael got …

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North Carolina Scientist Wins MacArthur Genius Award

This feels like a win for everyone in North Carolina, and for everyone who loves an individual with traumatic brain injury (TBI): Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D., works at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Through is research, he has made strides in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of …

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Advice for Concussions: When In Doubt, Sit It Out

On July 28, 2011, Northwestern Medicine in Chicago hosted a concussion symposium called “Playing It Safe: Changing the Mindset Around Concussion Safety.”  And a few top-notch physicians were on hand to talk about the effects of concussion. Concussions are in the news every week these days. Former pro football players are suing the NFL, claiming …

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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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