Posts Tagged ‘concussions’

Brain Injuries: New Study Finds Even One Concussion Can Have Lasting Effects

Many of us that deal with these injuries routinely have suspected it, but a new study confirms that even one concussion can have lasting effects. The study was based on extensive data on the health of people in Sweden.  The researchers found 104,000 people who experienced head injuries between 1973 and 1985.  The researches then…

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Playground Concussions Are On The Rise

One of the recent headlines on Yahoo News was a story that playground concussions are on the rise. You might be surprised to find that I think this is great news.  Why? I don’t think the actual number of concussions are rising.  Instead, I think parents and school nurses and such are getting much better…

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Brain Injury News: Ohio State Football Player Found Dead After Head Injuries

There was tragic head injury-related news out of Ohio this weekend. Yesterday, two individuals sifting through a dumpster in Columbus, Ohio found the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who had apparently committed suicide. Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday.  Earlier that day, he sent an ominous text message to his mother that…

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Head Injuries and Concussions — From Players' Perspective

If you know me, you know I’m a huge University of Texas sports fan.  Because of that, I’m a huge fan of the Longhorn Network.  Usually, the stories just relate to my sports passion, but in light of David Ash’s retirement from football due to his repeated concussions, the LHN ran a great piece that…

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NCAA Settles Its Own Concussion Lawsuit

I’ve written often about the lawsuits between the NFL and former professional football players regarding their concussions.  Now, the NCAA is settling (or at least trying to settle) its own lawsuit about sports-related concussions. Under the proposed class action settlement, the NCAA will fund a $70 million pool of money to pay for former college…

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Head Injuries: New Settlement In NFL Concussion Lawsuit

You may recall that the previous settlement agreement between the National Football League and a class of former players was scrapped by the judge, who was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough funds to fully compensate the injured players who sustained head injuries. Yesterday, the parties entered into a new settlement agreement.  Unlike the last…

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The Vulnerably Housed and Homeless Suffer Increased Risk of TBI

Typically, traumatic brain injury (TBI) coverage focuses on those involved in contact sports and on military veterans. However, TBI also seriously affects vulnerably housed individuals and the homeless. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation recently featured a study arguing that the homeless who suffer TBI have a strong, negative impact on public expenses. Homeless and unsafely…

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Brain Injuries: Invisible Injury

CBS Boston ran a story about one of the Boston Marathon survivors.  Titled “Marathon Bombing Survivor Struggles With ‘Invisible Injury’,” it describes what many of our brain injured clients have to deal with.  If you or a loved one has suffered from a concussion or other brain injury, it’s worth a watch:  

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Great News! Number of High School Athletes With Concussions Doubles

Concussions are on the rise.  New research published in the Journal of Sports Medicine finds that the number of high school athletes who have suffered a concussion has doubled between 2005 to 2012. This is great news! Why? Researchers think the reality is that the number of concussions is the same, but we’re becoming much…

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