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Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Identified By Changes in Brain Connectivity

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Identified By Changes in Brain Connectivity

A large collaboration between a number of universities around the world suggests mild traumatic brain injuries may be diagnosed using scans that detect changes in brain connectivity. For the study, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Pittsburgh Medical […]

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NASCAR Is The Latest Sport To Introduce Questionable “Concussion Regulations”

The biggest story of the 2016 NASCAR season may have started on the track, but it unfolded far away – in dimly-lit and hushed rooms where Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent months recovering from a brain injury. NASCAR has finally responded to the high-profile injury with a series of new regulations aimed at reducing injuries in […]

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Study Finds Long-Term Attention Problems in Some After Brain Injury

The short-term effects of a traumatic brain injury are fairly well understood. Headaches, nausea, memory loss, confusion, and vision issues are all well-documented symptoms of a concussion or TBI that typically fade within weeks of the injury. But, what happens after these symptoms fade? Common knowledge suggests that once the symptoms of a concussion are […]

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“Heading” The Ball Can Put Soccer Players at Risk for Concussion

“Heading” The Ball Can Put Soccer Players at Risk for Concussion

Many consider “heading” a ball in soccer to be a classic part of the game, useful for both scoring and passing. However, a growing body of research suggests these “headers” may also be putting the brain at risk. A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that soccer players who head the balls the […]

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Trevor Gavin's TBI Recovery

Photographer Tells His Story of TBI Recovery Through Pictures

Every story of traumatic brain injury may include some similar themes, such as cognitive issues, long recoveries, and a lot of quiet resting. But, every story is also unique. Trevor Gavin shows this through vivid pictures that document every step of his journey from traumatic brain injury to recovery. In March 2016, Gavin experienced a […]

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Tito Ortiz Says He Will Retire From Boxing Because of Brain Injuries

Tito Ortiz has spent almost 20 years as a professional cage fighter, but he says he is finally ready to call it quits for one simple reason: his health. The fighter is scheduled for one last bout this weekend where he will take on Chael Sonnen, but Ortiz says it will absolutely be his last. […]

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The Gene For Alzheimer’s May Make Brain Injuries More Dangerous

Concussions can be a dangerous injury for anyone, but they can be extra risky for those who carry the genes associated with Alzheimer’s. The findings of a new study published in the journal Brain suggest concussions can cause more memory problems and atrophy in areas of the brain if they possess the high-risk genes for […]

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NFL Hero Bo Jackson Says ‘I Would Have Never Played Football’

Bo Jackson earned the title of world’s greatest living athlete by becoming the only person to ever be an All-Star in baseball and a Pro Bowl player in football, but his opinion on the notoriously dangerous sport of football might surprise some. According to a recent interview, Jackson says that had he known then what […]

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A Brain Protein May Predict How Long a Concussion Will Take To Recover

The tau protein has been at the center of the hunt for a biomarker for concussions and traumatic brain injury, but a new study suggests it may be useful for more than just identifying a brain injury. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, elevated levels of tau brain proteins six hours after […]

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TBI-Related Deaths are Rising in High School Football

TBI-Related Deaths are Rising in High School Football

The number of high school football players dying from traumatic brain injuries is gradually rising, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing two dozen deaths between 2005 and 2014. Kristen Kucera, the lead author of the study conducted at the University of North Carolina, says these deaths […]

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