Monthly Archives: April 2014

Are Super Sport Bikes Dangerous?

There is nothing inherently dangerous about super sport bikes. In fact, rider experience has much more to do with motorcycle safety than type of bike. However, super sport bikes are so often implicated in motorcycle accidents due to the age of most super sport bike riders. There is a growing trend of younger and younger… read more

What Is The Riskiest Sport For Traumatic Brain Injury?

A recent study by University of Toronto published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine highlights that professional mixed martial arts (MMA) may be the most dangerous sport for traumatic brain injury. The researchers surveyed videos of over 800 Ultimate Fighting Championship fights from 2006 to 2012. According to the study, 13 percent of fights… read more

What Are The Emotional Effects Of Brain Injuries?

A recent study by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) investigated the presence of a neurological condition known as pseudobulbar affect, or PBA, among hundreds of veterans. When families of traumatic brain injury victims report that their loved one seems like a different person after the accident, they are often referring to the effects of… read more

Can Engine Noise Promote Motorcycle Safety?

Debates over the noise limits for motorcycles neglect the importance of noise for motorcycle safety. Given that motorist failure to see motorcyclists is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents, noise promotes safety by announcing the motorcyclist’s presence. Currently, the ongoing debate about the safety of motorcycle noise has found its way down to Portland, Oregon,… read more

Are Swift Brain Injury Recoveries Rare?

According to a recent report by the Coloradoan, a 20-year-old former Fossil Ridge High School athlete has defied all odds in a dramatic recovery from a traumatic brain injury. The athlete fractured his skull and suffered a traumatic brain injury in late January. “I know doctors kept telling us this is a marathon not a… read more