Top Researchers Raise Awareness of Mild TBI

Top Researchers Raise Awareness of Mild TBI

Traumatic brain injury has become a hot topic among many medical professionals. Many new researchers have concluded that mild traumatic brain injury, often diagnosed as a concussion, can still have far-reaching physical and cognitive symptoms. If untreated, the traumatic brain injury can also potentially cause permanent brain damage. Missing TBIs? The topic of mild traumatic … Read more

New Study Reveals TBI-Headache Effects for Vets

New Study Reveals TBI-Headache Effects for Vets

A new study reveals that those who suffer traumatic brain injuries, including recent US veterans, are at a much higher risk for headaches, especially painful and sometimes serious migraines. The study researched 53 veterans who had suffered from traumatic brain injury during their deployment, as well as a control group of 53 veterans who did … Read more

Soccer Players at Greater Risk for TBI

Soccer Players at Greater Risk for TBI

Recent scientific studies have found that soccer is just as dangerous a sport for head injuries as football, ice hockey, lacrosse, and rugby. Soccer is a very high-contact sport, with much player-to-player, player-to-ground, and player-to-goalpost contact. Historically, people have claimed that heading the ball is the main reason for head injuries in soccer. However, Robert … Read more

Brain-Injured Cyclist Robert Wein Investigates Memory

Brain-Injured Cyclist Robert Wein Investigates Memory

Five years ago, Robert Wein and several other cyclists were hit by a reckless driver while participating in a 100-kilometer ride. Now that he is far down the road of recovery, Wein wishes to spread awareness about traumatic brain injuries and explore how they affect the body and memory. The after effects of a severe … Read more

New Study Reveals ER TBI-Related Visits on the Rise

New Study Reveals ER TBI-Related Visits on the Rise

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related ER visits are on the rise. The study involved analyzing national trends regarding TBI-linked ER visits. Possible Reasons for TBI-Related ER Visits Though the number of ER visits seems to be on the rise, the study did note … Read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Subject of $30 Million Collaborative Study

Traumatic Brain Injury Subject of $30 Million Collaborative Study

The U.S. Department of Defense and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have recently announced a new collaboration titled the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. The collaboration has been described as “some of the most definitive studies on concussion that have been done to date,” according to Dr. Thomas McAllister, chairman of the … Read more

Traumatic Brain Injury: Not Just a Problem for Athletes

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a growing concern among Americans, but not just among athletes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, approximately 2.5 million TBIs occurred in 2010, including both isolated injuries and those that were compiled with other injuries. The report went on to conclude that TBI is a contributing factor in … Read more

Amusement Park Ride Malfunctions

Amusement Park Ride Malfunctions

A fun day at an Alaska amusement park turned into a hospital visit for one man when a ride malfunctioned, causing injuries. Reports show that the slingshot-style amusement park ride, called the Ejection Seat, was set up in the parking lot of the Crazy Horse Saloon across from Sullivan Arena. The ride was built in … Read more

The Cost of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The Cost of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Some people believe that personal injury lawsuits are filed in every accident case, but this is not true. Filing and maintaining a personal injury lawsuit is expensive and time-consuming for both parties, so attorneys are always looking for ways to settle these cases quickly and at little expense to the client. Barber and Associates, LLC, … Read more

President Calls for More Research on Teen Concussions

President Calls for More Research on Teen Concussions

President Barack Obama recently opened a day-long summit on concussions at the White House, calling for more research into how concussions affect youth, according to reports. Brain injuries, including concussions, are to blame for nearly 250,000 youth emergency room visits every year. Concussions are particularly common and are a type of traumatic brain injury that … Read more