Posted: 7/22/2013 12:00 AM by
Traumatic Brain Injuries change peoples lives every day. Though we learn more every day, there is still so much we do not know about TBI. Medical professionals and specialists from around the world are doing great work on both prevention and treatment.
Posted: 7/11/2013 2:46 PM by
With over 4,000 former players filing concussion related lawsuits against the NFL and more people questioning the future of professional football every day, it’s no wonder that schools from the Ivy League and the Big Ten, this year, started studies on the effect of head injuries in sports.
Posted: 6/27/2013 8:59 AM by
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Posted: 6/2/2013 12:00 AM by
In a matter of moments, everything can change…Brain injury is unpredictable, it can have drastic consequences on the life of a person who has experienced it. Traumatic Brain injury affects who we are, it can change how we feel, how we think and how we act. Unfortunately TBI can also cause people to look at us very differently than they did before a traumatic event. There are some i...
Posted: 5/2/2013 9:24 AM by
Skull fractures are regarded as more serious than concussions. Skull fractures occur when the bone of the skull cracks or breaks. When pieces of the broken skull press into the tissue of the brain, this is called a depressed skull fracture. A penetrating skull fracture occurs when something pierces the skull, such as a piece of metal from an explosion or a bullet. These types of traumatic brain...
Posted: 4/18/2013 12:00 AM by
The recovery process for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) varies based on the individual and the severity of the brain injury. Attempts at predicting the degree of TBI recovery are in early stages in the medical field and can be somewhat crude. Doctors have noted recovery from traumatic brain injuries months, and even years, after the initial injury.
Posted: 4/4/2013 9:08 AM by
It is estimated that doctors see over a million patients a year who have experienced some form of traumatic brain injury ranging from mild concussions to TBI’s that can cause long term coma or even death. As many as 100,000 of those have prolonged symptoms that effect their daily lives including the ability to work.
Posted: 3/8/2013 3:04 PM by
What exactly is Brain Injury Awareness Month? During the month of March, we can make a deliberate choice to engage our community and spread awareness about Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI’s. We can take the month of March to celebrate the journey. We can recognize all of the obstacles people with TBI’s have overcome and we can recognize the losses people have experience...
Posted: 2/4/2013 12:29 PM by
Often times the care giving of a loved one can creep up on a person, especially as a loved one ages. But for people whose loved one sustains a traumatic brain injury(T.B.I.), especially a moderate to severe TBI, becoming a caregiver can happen suddenly and with no warning. One day you are answering your email or out shopping and the next day your loved one is seriously injured and everythi...