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.
Derek Boogaard was regarded as one of the best 'enforcers' in the NHL. An enforcer is a hockey player who isn't on the ice to score goals or make assists, but to willingly drop his gloves and fight the opposition.
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.
According to a class-action lawsuit recently filed in federal court, more than 1,300 premature babies were enrolled in a study that exposed them to blindness, brain injury and wrongful death. According to the complaint, the infants' parents weren't sufficiently warned of the risks and side effects when asked if their babies could participate.
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is the medical term for oxygen deprivation. It only affects two infants out of 1,000 births, but the condition can be fatal; one of five babies who suffer hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) at birth will die.
March 2013 is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of America is promoting this opportunity to recognize the risks and consequences of a brain injury. Its slogan for this year's event is "Brain Injury: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone - Brain injuries do not discriminate."