Brain Injury

Are Colorado’s Concussion Laws Working?

Back in 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act. This law requires that student athletes be removed from the field of play if they show signs or having a concussion. Any athlete removed from play for a concussion must get clearance from a healthcare professional before they can return… read more

Could Oxygen Therapies Help TBI Victims Recover?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can change lives forever. That’s because the brain is the central organ that organizes the body’s functions. It is also where your memories, dreams, and personality come from. So, when the brain is injured it can affect vision, mobility, memory and judgement. Worse yet, these injuries are often permanent. However, there… read more

Ways to Help Boost Your Morale When Recovering From a Traumatic Brain Injury

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be extremely difficult. Not only have you gone through the process of being physically injured, you have to deal with how to pay for your injury, the psychological implications of post-injury stress and anxiety, and how to transition back to your normal life. It may take months, even… read more

How Responsible Is the NFL for Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered by Ex-Players?

Many NFL players leave the league after playing for sometimes very short careers and start experiencing traumatic brain injuries and life crippling brain diseases such as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Recently, an article in time magazine detailed out that NFL research on brain disease had been done on deceased players, thus making it very difficult… read more

Are Current Methods for Detecting Concussions Effective?

We have written previous blogs discussing how concussions can affect football players, but they can also affect people other than athletes, and unfortunately, more and more Americans are falling victim to this increasingly common type of traumatic brain injury. The number of concussions sustained by Americans has gone up 70 percent over the last 10… read more

Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Harmful?

Brain injuries can be classified as mild or severe. A concussion is an example of a mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI. While severe brain injuries, such as those sustained in car crashes and cycling accidents, can cause more immediate damage, mild TBIs carry a host of potentially harmful side effects. Minor brain injuries like… read more

How Does Colorado Help People with TBIs?

Every year, Colorado has over 900 deaths, 5,000 hospitalizations and 27,000 emergency room visits from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Fortunately, there is help for those who have sustained a TBI from an accident or other event. Colorado has many programs that help provide resources for people with TBIs and their families. Organizations, like the Colorado… read more

Are There Ways to Reduce the Number of Traumatic Bain Injuries in Football Players?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have gained national attention in a recent controversy surrounding national, college and high school football. Football players are sustaining alarming levels of concussions, and the results can be permanent. It was recently found that a large number of football players have a brain disease known as chronic-traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which can… read more

Is There a Link Between Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will enter emergency rooms this year to receive treatment for a traumatic brain injury. Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are the most common TBI seen by health care providers. Even mild traumatic brain injuries, if sustained repeatedly, are capable of causing long-term mental health problems and cognitive deficits.… read more

Can Futuristic New Technologies Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients?

Recent developments within the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) may one day allow traumatic brain injury patients to regain the capacity to form and retain new memories. DARPA is widely known in the defense industry for building and testing classified weapons for the Department of Defense, but its work on restoring memory loss for… read more