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Brain Injury Archives

Is surgery required after a traumatic brain injury?

If you or a loved one is dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it's important to understand the best treatment strategy. While it's essential to rely on the advice of your medical team, it's always a good idea to know your options.

New study shows value of cognitive training after brain injury

Researchers are always seeking -- and finding -- new ways to help people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries impact a myriad brain functions that control cognitive ability as well as emotions. Among the debilitating symptoms that people with TBIs often experience is depression.

New study strengthens links between brain injury and dementia

We've all become more cognizant of the short-term and long-term impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI), thanks to researchers around the world and professional athletes who have donated their brains for study after their death. Approximately 50 million people around the world experience TBIs every year.

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.

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