Although accidents involving large commercial trucks account for a small portion of vehicle crashes across the nation relatively speaking, they are also responsible for a significant number of serious injuries and deaths. Some of these injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This types of severe injure to the head and brain is responsible for many…

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Protective helmets and pads are essential in contact sports such as football to protect the health of players. However, helmets can only do so much when athletes hit each other, and do so repeatedly at high contact speeds. Sometimes a player may not only experience on concussion, but repeated concussions. The effect of such repeated…

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The brain is one of the most complex areas of the body. Any injury it sustains can lead to a lifetime of complications, affecting the victim both cognitively and physically. Although modern medicine continues to make great strides in understanding the brain and how it works, much about brain injuries still remains a mystery. A…

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Children and adolescents are particularly susceptible to sustaining traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In the U.S. every year, 700,000 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with TBI. This represents a large percentage of the 1.7 million TBI patients diagnosed every year. The Official Research Journal of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) published a…

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When an injury is catastrophic in nature, its severity can leave an individual with long-term medical conditions such as permanent disability, or a reduced life expectancy. Additional consequences of these injuries can include long-term stays in the hospital, multiple surgeries, long-term treatment protocols, recurring health problems, and extensive rehabilitation. What causes a catastrophic injury? The…

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A recent story, reported by CBS Chicago, showed that new research may help victims of traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change a victim’s life forever. Victims often need to see a range of doctors such as neurologists, psychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists, vocational therapists, and many other health care providers. Many…

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Our brains are incredibly complex. The medical and scientific communities make frequent breakthroughs in understanding how it works, but researchers agree that much of the knowledge about our brains still remains a mystery. Although modern medicine makes great strides every day in diagnosing and treating brain injuries, there’s still a lot to understand about the…

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