76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players with Brain Disease

NFL Players with Brain Disease

Football is a sport with a high number of head injuries. Players are being affected from the NFL all the way down to high school football teams. The high rate of concussions suffered by professional players has left the NFL in a long-running legal battle as advocated attempt to improve the safety of players. The … Read more

Could Blood Tests Show Evidence of TBI?

Could Blood Tests Show Evidence of TBI?

According a proposed study, a simple blood test may be on the horizon that could help doctors determine if someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury and, if so, the type of treatment that would be most beneficial. A $17 million grant from the Department of Defense will fund the study that may find answers … Read more

How TBIs Affect Girls

How TBIs Affect Girls

Girls who suffer from traumatic brain injuries or TBIs may react differently than boys who suffer the same injuries, a recent study shows. TBIs are more likely in boys than in girls, but girls who participate in sports often suffer from these injuries as well and may be more susceptible to behavioral problems such as … Read more

New MRI Technique Helps Clinicians

MRI Technique Helps Clinicians

According to a new study which was published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, there is a new technique available to doctors called Diffusion Tensor Imaging or DTI that may help with diagnosing traumatic brain injuries. This technique is a more specialized form of Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI that helps detect microstructural changes in an … Read more

Brain Trauma Affects One in Three NFL Players

Brain Trauma Affects

The National Football League hired actuaries to analyze and prepare data related to brain damage in players as a result of the blows to the head they receive in the contact sport. The league has long disputed evidence that their players have high rates of brain damage. However, they are now changing that opinion to … Read more

Race, Ethnicity Could Be Factor In Spinal Injury Outcome

Race, Ethnicity

Researchers at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation released a report this month that suggests a correlation between ethnicity and the rate of success of physical therapy for patients who suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According to the institute based in Greater New York, Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites reported more success in terms of self-care after … Read more

New Compound Could Block TBI Damage

New Compound Could Block TBI Damage

According to researchers at the University of Iowa, there may be new hope for combat veterans returning to the United States with Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs. Many servicemen and women suffer TBIs when exposed to blasts from bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs. According to a report, up to 20 percent of the … Read more

The Link Between Lungs and Traumatic Brain Injury

Lungs and Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers at Indiana University have discovered a link between traumatic brain injury and fluid accumulation in the lungs that can lead to serious medical complications such as pneumonia. Most people do not think about the lungs when considering a brain injury, but according to this study, accumulated fluid causes the most damage to the lungs … Read more