Nov 21, 2018

How Anesthesia Errors Can Lead to Brain Damage

Although the majority of surgeries require some form of anesthesia, the use of anesthesia always carries some level of risk to the patient. For this reason, the administration of anesthesia must be carried out with great care and precision in conjunction with proper diagnosis and patient monitoring. Unfortunately, errors and subsequent complications do occur in [...]

Oct 9, 2018

CDC Sets New Guidelines for Children with Concussions

With the 2018-2019 youth sports season up and running, parents and pediatricians are again urged to be vigilant of concussions and head injuries in children. Medical research is constantly discovering new information about head injury and its consequences on young people. The advice that may have been recommended a decade ago may not be the [...]

Mar 1, 2017

The NFL Concussion Settlement is Now Open for Registration for Injured Former Players

In December of 2016, the National Football League (NFL) came to an agreement with retired players who are suffering from debilitating brain ailments caused by serious blows and multiple less-severe blows to the head during their football careers. The settlement, which might be worth as much as $1 billion and will cover almost every former [...]

Apr 19, 2016

New Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury and Increased Risk of Suicide

Whether you suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, a violent attack or a car crash, a concussion can have a devastating impact on those who survive them. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that head injuries cause more damage than previously thought and carry far more significant long-term [...]

Dec 2, 2015

Choose a Motorcycle Helmet to Protect Your Brain, Not Just Your Head

Motorcycle helmets have an important job to do. They must protect the rider's head in the event of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing deaths in a motorcycle crash, and about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries. Most motorcycle helmet manufacturers are [...]

Sep 10, 2015

Can a Blood Test Detect Traumatic Brain Injury?

A new blood test being developed may be able to detect traumatic brain injury, or TBI, according to an article published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. TBIs affect about 1.7 million people each year, and it is one of the leading causes of death and disability, according to the CDC. Until this point, doctors relied [...]

Jul 20, 2015

Despite Millions in Research Funding Still No Effective Treatment for TBI

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's 2015 report to Congress in March, there are 2.2 million Emergency Room visits associated with concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). There are 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths every year due to MTBI and despite a Congressional allocation of more than $600 million since 2007, [...]

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