Every year, 1.7 million Americans experience some form of traumatic brain injury; however, victims with more education may have an easier time recovering than others. According to a research team at Jon Hopkins School of Medicine, 39 percent of study participants with a college degree were found to be free of disability after a minimum… read more
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Science is constantly discovering new information on the challenges facing people with traumatic brain injuries. Most recently, St. Michael’s Hospital released a study stating that almost 50 percent of homeless people suffered from some form of traumatic brain injury. Of those affected, 87 percent had sustained the injury before losing their homes, most often during… read more
After 5,000 retired football players chose to sue the NFL, claiming that they hid the harmful effects of concussions from their players, George Washington University decided to create the first course devoted to the “legal implications of traumatic brain injuries.” The professor for the course is Michael Kaplen, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who has two decades… read more
Most rollovers occur when a vehicle drifts to the right side of the lane and scrapes along a guardrail or loose gravel shoulder; the drivers then panic and over correct. “They freak out, grab the wheel and turn it,” said a Colorado state policeman. Most Larimer County rollover accidents occur outside of the Fort Collins… read more
The damaged incurred in traumatic brain injuries can alter a developing brain’s ability to inhibit impulses and make decisions, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health. The study found that approximately half of all youth prisoners, ages 16-18, suffered traumatic brain injuries before their incarceration. The recent findings will hopefully result in important… read more
Previously, we discussed the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment for traumatic brain injuries. The treatment is still not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it gained widespread notoriety after the Oklahoma Senate passed a bill to fund free hyperbaric oxygen therapies for veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries. Many… read more