What Are Impact Injuries to the Brain in Car Accidents?

Brain Injury Car Accident

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance Report found that 60,565 TBI-related deaths occurred during 2018 and 60,611 TBI-related deaths took place in 2019 in the United States. According to the CDC’s report, unintentional motor vehicle crashes accounted for…

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Bruce Willis Was Diagnosed With Aphasia. What Is It?

Bruce Willis Aphasia

Bruce Willis is an amazing actor that has played some of the most memorable characters in movies. Sadly, the movie star is retiring from acting because he is suffering from a condition known as aphasia. Aphasia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate effectively. It causes issues with expressing and understanding speech,…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Death of Teen Football Player

Traumatic Brain Injury Football CTE

Elijah Gorham was a 17-year-old student athlete with a heart of gold. His friends and family were always drawn to his charismatic and caring nature. Whenever a student had a problem, he was always the first person to offer a solution with a winning smile. One of the things he loved to do was play…

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Workers’ Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Workers Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries

A brain injury can have a profound effect on the life of a patient, as well as the lives of their loved ones. Serious brain injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, can change the trajectory of a person’s life forever. When someone suffers a brain injury on the job, they expect workers’ compensation to help them…

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Understanding and Diagnosing Neonatal Brain Injuries

Understanding and Diagnosing Neonatal Brain Injuries

When a child suffers brain damage during pregnancy or birth, they can experience lifelong disability and severe injuries. Often, brain and birth injuries occur due to a lack of oxygen to the fetus, causing destruction of brain cells. Brain damage can be severe or mild, sometimes necessitating full-time medical care. Many parents of newborns with…

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Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Concussion

A concussion is a mild form of TBI. It results from a sudden jolt or shaking of the head. It can occur as a result of a fall, car crash impact, sports injury, or other traumatic event. Regardless of how you suffered a concussion, it is a dangerous condition and must be treated properly to…

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CTE Identified in a Living Person for the First Time

A news story on CNN in November 2017 describes how researchers have discovered the first case of a living person who was identified with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is the lead researcher in the study which was published in the journal Neurosurgery, told CNN that the subject of the case in…

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Head Injuries… More Serious Than You Thought

A little more than a year ago, the Boston University Medical Center made Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, an official disease. Since then, we have seen countless articles and reports about the causes and effects of CTE in regards to football players and athletes. More research is being done every day to find a cure,…

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CTE is Officially a Disease, Not a Side-Effect

The new Will Smith movie Concussion is about the doctor who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, in the brains of football players who had died. Whether or not Dr. Bennet Omalu officially “discovered” the disease or was simply the first to diagnose it in athletes is a source of contention, but a new publication…

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What You Should Know about Post-Inflammatory Brain Syndromes

Doctors have studied the effects of trauma on the human brain for years. There is an overall consensus that a forceful blow to the head could lead to different levels of damage, just as a skull puncture can. What frustrates many doctors is the wildly varied repercussions of seemingly small or minor accidents. That is…

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