At least nine youth football players have died in the United States since September while playing the game. Last month, a 9-year-old boy in Pomeroy, Ohio, collapsed and died. In Hubbard Township, near Youngstown, Ohio, a player suffered a traumatic brain injury during the second quarter of a high school football game in September. He was rushed to Cleveland for surgery; at the time, no one knew how long his recovery would be.
As we have discussed in the past, traumatic brain injuries are very serious injuries that can affect every aspect of the victim's life. Each year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States survive a TBI. Of those, approximately 75 to 90 percent are mild TBIs. Sadly, around 50,000 people die in this country each year from a TBI.
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.
As one of our Ohio readers, you probably stay current with the news from your local area. If you watch closely enough, you know that many people are injured every year in a variety of accidents. In some cases, a brain injury is the end result.
It doesn't matter if you live in Ohio or another part of the country, nothing changes the fact that a brain injury could turn your life upside down.
The thought of suffering a traumatic brain injury is enough to get most people upset. Fortunately, treatment of such injuries has come a long way over the years. For this reason, even the most serious injuries can be treated, to a certain degree, to help the patient reclaim as much of his or her former life as possible.
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.
When a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there is always the chance that he or she could suffer a brain injury. While some of these are more serious than others, any brain injury can lead to a variety of symptoms.