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Important Facts You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injury and Alcohol Use

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Between 30-50% of all traumatic brain injuries are linked to alcohol use, and estimated suggest up to two-thirds of individuals who experience TBI have a history of alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, this also means a large number of those individuals continue drinking after their injury, which can be incredibly detrimental for the recovery process. After a […]

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Brain Inflammation

Researchers Claim Problems Associated With TBI May Be Caused By Inflammation

Is everything we know about traumatic brain injury wrong? According to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, that might be the case as they claim the causes of chronic degenerative problems related to TBI are not what we think. In the latest edition of the journal Neurotherapeutics, David Loane, PhD, assistant professor […]

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A Blood Test For TBI May Not Be Possible After All

A Blood Test For TBI May Not Be Possible After All

Despite huge efforts from the U.S. government and private sector, new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests the Holy Grail in brain injury diagnosis may not be possible after all. The animal study says complications involving the brain’s waste removal system – which has been only recently discovered – could potentially prevent researchers […]

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Study Shows More Children Seeking Concussion Treatment

Study Shows More Children Seeking Concussion Treatment

As the long-term risks associated with repeated concussions have become more widely known, numerous laws have been enacted across the country to protect student athletes. According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, the laws appear to be working as researchers found a large increase in treatment for traumatic brain injury and TBI-related injuries. […]

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More Rest May Not Be The Best Approach After Concussion

More Rest May Not Be The Best Approach After Concussion

New research could lead to a large shift in how teens with mild traumatic brain injuries are treated, as a study has found extended rest provides little benefit in recovery. In fact, it may even make matters worse. Researchers from The Medical College of Wisconsin conducted a randomized trial to compare approaches using extended rest […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Concussions and Contact Sports

The football season may be winding down, but concussions happen all year. While the majority of brain injuries are the result of accidents such as car crashes or falling, there are also numerous sports with high brain injury risks which compete throughout the entire year. Hockey is well known for its brutality, so it should […]

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Survey Finds One in Six Ontario Adults Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury

A new survey finds nearly 17 percent of adults in Ontario report having experienced a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required overnight hospitalization, according to a report published in Journal of Neurotrauma. The rates found in the survey are comparable with rates of substance abuse, cigarette smoking, and psychological […]

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Big Ten Conference Announces New Concussion Protocol Standards

While the NCAA has yet to enact substantial concussion protocols throughout college athletics, The Big Ten Conference has announced they would be enacting stricter standards in an effort to better protect the health of college football players. The conference announced the rules on Monday, including penalties for non-compliance and use of an independent athletic trainer. […]

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Kosta Karageorge

Dead Ohio State Football Player Kosta Karageorge To Be Examined For Brain Trauma

Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was reported missing last week and was found dead Sunday of what police believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While the suicide of any individual is a tragedy, Karageorge’s death has been amplified by concerns that the athlete’s history of concussions may have played a role. The 22 […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries May Increase The Risk of Teen Substance Abuse

Traumatic brain injuries have been linked to many psychiatric disorders and new findings have also found a connection between head trauma and risk of substance abuse in teenagers. According to new findings published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, teens with a history of traumatic brain injury were significantly more likely to smoke cigarettes […]

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