Traumatic Brain Injury: Am I Ever Going to be 100 Percent Again?

Traumatic brain injury is appropriately named traumatic, as it is an extremely serious injury from which there is no predictable recovery time. The best answer to the question, “How long will it take me to get better?” is “It depends.” In the early stages of a head injury, it is impossible to predict what lies ahead. Each… Learn More »

Progress in Treatment of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can happen in many different circumstances. Concussions in sports are obviously a big problem that has become more prevalent in the media recently, but most people don’t realize how easy it is to suffer a brain injury from a car accident as well. There may be hope for someone who has suffered from… Learn More »

New Devices Promise Faster Detection of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries affected more than 155,000 men and women in uniform in just the past decade. Brain trauma can be very hard to diagnose, since the victim may not exhibit external signs of injury, and detecting equipment like CT scanners are not always readily available. ProPublica reports the advance of two potential solutions on… Learn More »

Brain Injuries in Young Athletes

A new study finds that young athletes that regularly take hits to the head could suffer brain injury – even if they do not experience a concussion. Researchers followed nine athletes and six non-athletes for one year. Then, they compared brain images taken before and after the season. Seven of the nine athletes had abnormal… Learn More »