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Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

Even mild traumatic brain injuries early in a person’s life can have profound long-term effects according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The report says children who experience traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including mild TBI, are significantly more likely to develop long-term psychological and social problems. The study, led by Seena […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives a Glimpse Into TBI Rehabilitation

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives a Glimpse Into TBI Rehabilitation

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been very public about his most recent brain injury from the beginning. After announcing that he would be sitting out of a major race due to concussion symptoms, the racer has been chronicling and sharing his recovery with the world. Another eye chart. You hold this a foot from your face. […]

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The Hurtful Things You Hear When You Live With Traumatic Brain Injury

The Hurtful Things You Hear When You Live With Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries have been called ‘invisible injuries’ because they are effectively invisible on the outside. While a person may be struggling with memory loss, confusion, mood swings, headaches, nausea, and many more problems, they still look normal to the rest of the world. There is no bruise or bandage to show they are still […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Concussion Shows Not Every Brain Injury Looks Alike

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned a reputation for being one of the most progressive and aware NASCAR drivers when it comes to brain injuries. While many drivers largely ignore the danger of brain injuries in the sport, Earnhardt has made headlines for sitting out of big races when his health was in jeopardy. Earnhardt recently […]

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New Wave of Athletes Come Forward About Concussions In a Sport You Wouldn’t Expect

Written by Tyven Gabriner In the sports community, the topic of concussions has been increasingly gaining traction as more and more athletes have come forward about their struggles with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). I have seen many athletes on the news, like Eugene Monroe, retire from the NFL to avoid brain injury. After reading a New […]

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Introducing Guest Blogger, Tyven Gabriner

Introducing Guest Blogger, Tyven Gabriner

NeuroNotes is pleased to welcome Tyven Garbiner as a Guest Blogger. Tyven Gabriner is a student at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, California. As a teenager and athlete (basketball and soccer), he has a keen perspective on the risks involved with younger people playing sports. Other current interests include music production. He is […]

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Eugene Monroe Retires From NFL at 29 With Brain Injury Fears

Until June of this year, 29-year old Eugene Monroe was a well-respected offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. Now, after a tumultuous couple months, Monroe is joining the growing number of NFL players to retire from the sport because of fears about long-term brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The starting offensive tackle was […]

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The WWE Gets Body-Slammed By Concussion Lawsuit

The NFL’s concussion lawsuit may be settled, but many other professional sports organizations have yet to see their day in court. Lawsuits are being brought by athletes from all kinds of sports including soccer, hockey, and basketball. As of today, you can add professional wrestling to that list, as dozens of former wrestlers have filed […]

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NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sidelined Due To Concussion

NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is bowing out of a major upcoming race this weekend due to a possible concussion. Earnhardt’s team Hendrick Motorsports released a statement today saying the racer was not cleared by doctors for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series Event this weekend in New Hampshire due to “concussion-like symptoms.” “I wasn’t feeling […]

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Playing Water Polo May Put You At High Risk For Concussions

Water polo isn’t typically thought of when people think of contact sports with high risk of injury, but those who participate in the sport will be quick to tell you just how rough the sport can be. Goalies, in particular, know they risk hits to the head that could trigger a concussion any time they […]

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