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Category: Brain Injuries

Side Impact Crashes Are More Likely to Cause Traumatic Brain Injury

January 14, 2016 | Category: 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. 

U.S. Soccer Association's New Safety Initiatives Finally Addressing Head Injuries

January 6, 2016 | Category: Brain Injuries

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.

Help for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

January 5, 2016 | Category: Brain Injuries

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.

Study Reports New Concussion Reading Test 95% Accurate

April 13, 2015 | Category: Brain Injuries

Sustaining concussions when participating in sports happens frequently. As we reported in our blog Youth Sporting Injuries - Can Someone Be Liable?, 12 percent of athletes said they had suffered either concussions or head injuries in 2013. Since participating in sports with concussions is so very dangerous, we are reporting here about a recent study done by New York University.

Soccer - The Next Sport With Helmets?

November 7, 2014 | Category: Brain Injuries

Everyone knows when playing football, players wear helmets. Will soccer be next?  In his front page article in the Fort Myers News-Press on Sunday October 26,  "Lasting Impact - Soccer latest sport tackling the concussion issue", journalist Seth Soffian reports on the issue and cites the case of Nate Ingham.

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