March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, an important campaign as approximately 2 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Many of those victims go on to recover and live without severe complications, but some do not.
The debate about preventable childhood brain injuries focuses heavily on high-contact sports such as football and hockey, but many toddlers and young children are exposed to a common danger on a daily basis: unsecured televisions and furniture.
The neurological community is abuzz after a relatively simple test successfully detected brain injuries in patients. The test scans patients' eye movements while they watch a four-minute music video.
Each year, between 1.6 and 3.8 million Americans are diagnosed with brain injuries. A large amount of these injuries derive from youth athletes who suffer concussions. The prevalence of sport-related head injuries, and their profound effect, has spurred safety reform in many youth sports, including football.
We recently discussed how gender may affect brain injuries, but the impact of age is often overlooked once the victim reaches adulthood. New research shows that just 10-year age difference can tremendously impact the patient's outlook.
About 20 percent of adolescents have experienced a traumatic brain injury during their lifetime, but female victims may struggle with the lasting effects more than their male peers. A new study suggests that teen girls struggle more with post-concussive issues like depression, bullying, poor grades, and alcohol and drug abuse.
In Ohio, the decision on whether to allow your child to play high school football used to be much easier.
A 16-year-old Ohio teen suffered serious brain injuries during a barbaric football drill last September and his family is hoping that his story will prevent similar situations in the future.
The family of Silvino Perez recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, after the surgeon allegedly left the room mid-surgery to attend an offsite luncheon.
A new medical study appears to have made progress in understanding tissue damage following an acute spinal cord injury. Scientists used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study damage patterns in the months following the spinal trauma. They discovered that irreversible tissue loss occurred in the spinal cord within 40 days of the accident, a finding that rebuts the common belief that it took years for spinal injury victims' tissue to show physical evidence of the injury.