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New Movie ‘Concussion’ Brings Awareness to TBI

'Concussion' Sheds Light on the Seriousness of TBI The new film Concussion (watch the trailer below) undoubtedly has players, loved ones, and those who simply love the game, thinking about the possible long-term health risks associated with football. Some may even question whether the game is worth the risk. Contrary to popular belief, football … [Read more...]

US Soccer Federation Bans “Headers” for Youth 10 and Younger

US Soccer Federation Bans Headers for Youth 10 Years Old and Younger After a concussion lawsuit from 2014 was finally settled, the US Soccer Federation has released new guidelines for young players that should help prevent traumatic brain injuries later in life. The group officially banned “headers” – hitting the soccer ball with the head instead … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Could Increase Risk of Criminal Charges

Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury Could Increase Risk of Criminal Offenses and Charges A new medical study suggests that suffering a traumatic brain injury can dramatically increase the chances the patient will participate in criminal activity. The likelihood of an individual criminally offending with a TBI rose as much as 60% in some … [Read more...]

Wounded Warrior Survey Reveals New Data on Vets

Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD Common Among Post-9/11 Veterans Each year, the Wounded Warrior Project releases data on war veterans, common problems experienced, and how veterans can be better helped. This year, the Wounded Warrior Project survey revealed that at least 75% of vets who served in post 9/11 wars – in Afghanistan and Iraq especially … [Read more...]

Energy Drinks and Traumatic Brain Injury Linked in Teen Study

Study Finds that Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury Often Drank Energy Drinks Right Before A new study shows that teenagers who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the last year were seven times more likely to report drinking five or more energy drinks in a week, when compared to teens who did not suffer a traumatic brain injury. "Energy … [Read more...]

Veterans Administration Fights Release of TBI Information

Veterans Administration Fights TBI Accusations As Minnesota Congressman Calls for Release of Information In the wake of the revelation that unqualified nurses were diagnosing, and probably misdiagnosing and mistreating, traumatic brain injury victims at Veterans Administration Hospitals in Minnesota, one Congressman in the state has called for a … [Read more...]

Former Cal Football Player Files Medical Malpractice Suit

Former Golden Bear Football Player Files Medical Malpractice Suit for Traumatic Brain Injury Misdiagnosis A former player for the California Golden Bears has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of California for medical malpractice leading to his traumatic brain injury and suffering. Bernard Hicks played safety position … [Read more...]

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury More Likely to Have ADHD

Children Who Suffer Traumatic Brain Injury are More Likely to Develop ADHD or Other Long-Term Attention Problems A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows a link between ADHD or attention disorders in children and traumatic brain injury. Even a minor brain injury like a concussion can increase a child’s likelihood of developing … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Parkinson’s Disease Risk

UCLA Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury to Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease Traumatic brain injury usually occurs after repeated blows to the head, but can also be caused after just one serious blow that damages brain tissue. Many news reports have highlighted traumatic brain injury in war veterans and professional football players, but even … [Read more...]

Early Symptoms of PTSD Linked to TBI in Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injury in Soldiers Can Be Diagnosed Through Early Symptoms of PTSD Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a common injury to soldiers and military veterans, often triggered as the result of a blast injury. Veterans benefits are often used to treat TBI, as well as mental and emotional disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder … [Read more...]

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