Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dark Knight Massacre is Largest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

The town of Aurora, Colorado is still reeling from a devastating massacre that took place inside a movie theater. During the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, sole suspect James Holmes, 24, allegedly entered through an emergency exit and  unloaded four automatic weapons’ worth of ammunition into the crowd. As of this writing, 12… read more

Athletes At High Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury

Junior Seau’s family recently decided to donate his brain tissue to the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between sports injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), reminding the nation that athletics often pose serious health risks. Athletes from many backgrounds have died from TBIs, including NASCAR drivers, high school football players, Olympic cyclists,… read more

Pueblo Man Flees Police, Crashes Motorcycle into Dump Truck

Things don’t go as planned when a pueblo man flees police. Robert Frye, a 31-year-old resident of Pueblo West, Colorado, crashed his motorcycle into a dump truck after a high-speed police chase. A police aircraft clocked Frye heading north on I-25 at speeds close to 130 mph. The aircraft notified the ground patrol. When the… read more

Minor Concussions Can Cause Major Damage

Athletic stars and organizations have expressed concern about the role sports play in traumatic brain injuries, particularly long-term effects like depression. Junior Seau’s family donated brain tissue from the departed linebacker so scientists could better determine a link between the two. Seau’s suicide suggests that ignoring or fighting the pain after a concussion can do… read more