Category: Brain Injuries
According to the Brain and Spinal Cord Organization, 280,000 people in the United States receive motor vehicle induced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. This makes vehicle crashes the second largest cause of brain injuries.
The scientific talents of high school students are evidenced each year at local science fairs. This year a couple of students from Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri created a device that goes outside a football helmet called the “shock absorber.” This could be a game changer as prior to now efforts have centered around the improvement of the padding inside the helmet.
In recent years, more light has been shed on the issue of head and brain injuries stemming from sports. The conversation was particularly re-ignited after the release of the movie Concussion. While it is true that many people know about the possibilities of sustaining serious injuries while playing a sport, some may not appreciate the serious nature of those injuries, especially when the injury occurs to a player’s head and/or brain.
When shopping for clothing, household goods, groceries, etc. or frequenting restaurants, most people do not expect to encounter any dangerous situations; but they often do. Slip and fall and other injuries account for many personal injury claims as the result of accidents at stores and restaurants.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 NBC-2 News reported that a Seattle, Washington-based helmet company, VICIS, just released its new football helmet which the company says may be the safest in the world in protecting football players from brain injuries.
Brain injuries are the result of a significant percentage of car crash fatalities. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can also be life-changing for victims who survive, as damage to the brain can affect all aspects of your health. Symptoms of TBI range from cognitive impairment to personality and mood changes to ringing in the ears. Some patients with severe brain injuries are permanently restricted in their abilities, and others may need to re-learn basic life tasks.
An agreement announced Monday, November 9, 2015 following an August 2014 lawsuit filed against U.S. Soccer, U.S. Youth Soccer, the American Youth Soccer Organization, U.S. Club Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association includes reforms to improve concussion awareness for everyone including coaches, referees, parents and players in youth soccer, along with some uniform concussion management and return-to-play protocols, according to CNN.
Traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating injuries a victim can endure. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is common among victims injured in motor vehicle collisions or injured as a result of a fall. TBI causes symptoms ranging from mood changes and impaired memory to seizures and ringing in the ears, and treating the condition and its symptoms is often very difficult. Now, however, Breakthroughs describes a new drug that may show some promise in the treatment of TBI.
The high school football season is coming to an end. However, during the first seven weeks of the football season this year, there were been seven deaths across the nation attributed to blunt-force injuries to the head from tackling.