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Brain Injury Archives

Traumatic brain injuries thought to lead to dementia over time

At least 2.5 million patients were seen in emergency rooms in the United States during 2013 for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Many of these were left with either permanent injuries or died. The amount of children there were seen for suspected TBIs resulting from either recreation or sports-related injuries doubled between 2001 and 2012.

Why do women soccer players suffer more serious brain injuries?

The majority of research on the impact of concussions and other brain injuries on athletes has involved men. However, recent research has found that when it comes to soccer, female athletes suffer more serious brain damage than their male counterparts -- at least when it comes to injuries suffered from heading the ball.

A man falls down a roof shaft, suffers a traumatic brain injury

What one up-and-coming San Francisco attorney thought was going to be an opportunity to catch a unique view of the city on a pleasant evening in Feb. 2017, ended up being much more life-altering than he expected. That evening, he had the misfortune of stepping atop of an uncovered, narrow exhaust pipe on the building's roof in the darkness.

Autopsy: Former football star had advanced brain disease

Most of our readers know something of the disturbing and tragic story of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez. The one-time New England Patriot was serving a life sentence for murder when he committed suicide in prison earlier this year. He was just 27.

How can you determine the severity of a traumatic brain injury?

If you're involved in any kind of auto accident, there's a good risk that you'll end up hitting your head. Whether you bump it on the seat in front of you or an airbag explodes into you face, it's possible to end up with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) even after a fairly low-impact accident.

Why are more young football players dying?

With the increased focus on the safety of young football players and on efforts to prevent traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs), it's not surprising that the number of fatal injuries has been declining since the days when our dads played the game. However, a recent study found that head- and spine-related fatalities have been rising again in recent years.

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