Brain Injury

Texas Plans Extensive Study on Brain Injuries in High School Athletes

Texas is beginning what state officials say is the nation’s largest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes. Starting this week, two dozen high school sports will be tracked in an attempt to gauge whether rules or equipment changes improve player safety and what more can be done to protect athletes. Information to be...

Hypothermia Raises Survival Chances In Traumatic Brain Injury

Lowering the body temperature in people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), as soon as possible after the trauma, may significantly improve chances of survival in adults, suggests research from Royal Holloway College, University of London. Purposely lowering the body temperature, known as therapeutic hypothermia (TH), involves reducing the body temperature of a...

After 4 years and 6 brain surgeries, South Ogden woman staying optimistic

SOUTH OGDEN — Not even six surgeries, a mysterious brain infection and a promise that she's about to look like a creature from another planet can get Christine Jacobson down. The 54-year-old believes her faith is sufficient to handle anything, including currently going about without part of her skull and serving others while toting a medical IV. A...

Brain Injury : 5 Things Every TBI Survivor Wants You to Understand

1. Our brains no longer work the same. We have cognitive deficiencies that don’t make sense, even to us. Some of us struggle to find the right word, while others can’t remember what they ate for breakfast. People who don’t understand, including some close to us, get annoyed with us and think we’re being...

Understanding TBI: Part 1 – What happens to the brain during injury and the early stages of recovery from TBI?

What is a brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. A TBI is not caused by something internal such as a stroke or tumor, and does not include damage to...

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