The Repercussions of Concussions
BOOM! Athletes from football to gymnastics to soccer are familiar with the dizzying effects of a concussion. But how do they know when it's safe to put their heads back in the game?
Teen Athletes Aren't Always Hard-Headed
It may be tempting to knock your teen upside the head sometimes, but it turns out a head injury might cause more problems in adolescents than in adults.
Running Backs Aren't Running Fast Enough
Most high school football teams completed their “two-a-days” which usually includes full pads every day in the August heat. Ivy league is rethinking that notion.
Getting Your Bell Rung
With football season in full swing, it's time to get reacquainted with concussions: what to expect, how to treat and when to return to action.
Skull Reconstruction Helps With Deformities
After tumors or accidents, the skull may be so damaged that a helmet is required to protect the brain because few other options are available. Now a new surgical technique provides complex skull reconstruction.
Headaches Common in Women
It can take a while to get back to normal even after a mild traumatic brain injury. Regardless of severity, headaches are common in the year after such an injury.
Bloodstream Biomarkers Could Indicate Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can't always be diagnosed as quickly as doctors would prefer. Discovering biomarkers in the blood could help them quickly and accurately diagnose it.
Neurological Connectivity Disrupted After Brain Injury
Following a traumatic brain injury, some patients just aren't themselves. They might experience trouble sleeping, mood swings, psychotic behavior and problems with impulse control.
No Pass, No Playing Ball
To play or not to play, that is the question. After a concussion is experienced, the art of decision-making regarding whether to let an athlete return to play ball can be more objective now due to the ImPACT test.
Head Injuries Can Lead to Violence
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has long-term health implications including changes in memory capacity and emotions. Some behaviors resulting from these changes include irritability, impulsiveness and violence.