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Brain Aneurysm Surgery May Not Be a One-Time Event
Surgeons have made great strides in treating aneurysms in recent years. However, new evidence suggests that aneurysm repairs may not last as long as expected.
Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
This Concussion Symptom Tied to Longer Recovery Times
A short-term effect of concussions could be used as an important tool for doctors diagnosing and treating this brain injury.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.
That's a Head Injury; This is Not
Veterans can identify the headaches, loss of consciousness and dizziness that characterize a mild brain injury. But a number of other symptoms unrelated to the injury incorrectly get caught up in the mix.
One Year Later, the Brain Can Still Hurt
One major hit to the head is all it takes. Trouble focusing, headaches, lightheadedness and other symptoms can stick around with patients who have a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).
Safety Gear Doesn’t Stop Concussions
Helmets and mouth guards do a lot to protect the head from injury. How well the equipment protects against concussion is another story.
You are Benched
Not so fast. Head injury still bothering you? You might not be allowed to play just yet. "No athlete diagnosed with a concussion should return to play on the same day or while symptomatic," the authors of a recent report said.
Don't Be a Hard Head!
Hitting the slopes shouldn't involve hitting your head. Though helmets may be bulky and make hearing more difficult, wearing one can protect your noggin and your life.
Blow to the Head, No Problem?
With America well into football season, the clashing of helmets has led to some major damage and blows to the head. But high school football players aren't too upset about it.