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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.
Wearing a Bicycle Helmet Saves Lives
Most people put on a seatbelt as soon as they get into their cars to drive somewhere. Putting on a helmet before a bicycle ride should be just as automatic. It could save your life.
Child Abuse Injuries Increased Slightly
Child abuse in general has been declining over the past decade, which is great news. Now it's time for the rate of serious injuries resulting from child abuse to decline as well.
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Coming home from war with post traumatic stress syndrome and a traumatic brain injury requires treatment. But the treatment often works — even for veterans also battling major depression.
Brain Injury's Long-Term Impact
In the one to two years after a child experiences traumatic brain injury, progress can be made in their function and quality of life. But improvement then appears to slow down.
Breakdown of Triathlon Injuries
Five weeks after a bicycle crash that led to back and collarbone surgery, triathlete Lukas Verzbicas is out of the hospital. The injuries occurred during a training ride, but what happens when they occur during a real race?
Cautious Optimism for New Brain Drugs
When scientists discover a new type of drug that "promises" to become a "wonder" drug for all sorts of maladies, caution is a better route than joy and hope.
NCAA Athletes & Concussions
Concussion rates for NCAA athletes may look like they’ve skyrocketed recently. But a new NCAA regulation could explain the bump in numbers.
Financial Strain & Child Abuse
A risk factor for child abuse may include financial stress. More specifically, home foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates were linked to greater risk for child abuse.
Why are Headaches Common After Brain Injury?
It seems obvious that headaches would persist after a traumatic brain injury. Curiously, headaches appear to be more common after a mild traumatic brain injury compared to more severe injuries.