The Most Common Problems Associated with TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury Subject of $30 Million Collaborative Study

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition that can lead to a number of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social challenges. The effects of TBI vary widely depending on the severity, location, and specific circumstances of the injury. However, several common problems are frequently associated with TBI, impacting individuals’ daily functioning, quality of life, and … Read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Risks with School Sports

As school begins again, it is time to think about a topic that affects millions of people each year:  traumatic brain injuries, particularly those related to sporting activities.  Each year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 3.8 million people will be affected by a TBI, with about 10 percent of those coming from sports and recreational activities.  For children, at least 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are sports-related.

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Alaska Leads Nation in TBI Deaths

Alaska Leads Nation in TBI Deaths

Alaska currently leads the nation in death related to traumatic brain injury, according to the University of Alaska.  Mayor Mark Springer of Bethel notes that TBIs affect many Alaska residents, often due to the common use of utility vehicles and snowmobiles.  He also notes that the use of head protection such as helmets can reduce … Read more