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Brain Injury

Motorcycle helmet laws remain controversial

Regulators continue to struggle with motorcycle safety laws as catastrophic injuries and fatality rates remain high in most states.
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Brain injury prevention is focus of new youth football rules

Youth football practice is about to get a lot safer for players. Football practice has been shown to be the source of a majority of hard hits that cause repetitive trauma to player's heads and brains. Nationwide football league Pop Warner has just announced that contact drills [...]
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Car accident survivor launches TBI support site

About 1.7 million people in America sustain a traumatic brain injury every year. These injuries can cause permanent disability to survivors and the road to recover is often long and difficult. Yet, many survivors find that a support network is hard to come by. One young man has [...]
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Rats with severe spinal cord injuries walk again

In an exciting study to be published today in Science, researchers are announcing that they have successfully rehabilitated rats with severe spinal cord injuries. The results are groundbreaking and represent a major step forward for paralysis treatment. Researchers utilized [...]
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Researchers seek ways to prevent traumatic brain injuries

Brain injuries can be very difficult to treat because the brain is one of our slowest healing organs. Many patients who have suffered from brain injuries in the past spend many years pursuing rehabilitation to regain functionality that they have lost, and the process if often [...]
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Players continue to pursue justice in NFL brain injury lawsuits

Over 1,500 former professional football players have taken part in various lawsuits against the National Football League. The players are saying that the league knew about the significant potential for long term and permanent damage to player's brain as a result of repeated [...]
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Car crashes can cause serious head trauma for teens

Teen drivers are known to be one of the most at-risk groups for car accidents in general. Although overall car accident rates have declined over the past few years, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of traumatic brain injury-related deaths among teens.A new study [...]
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Football teams look to helmets to help reduce brain injuries

Several recent class-action lawsuits over concussions in the NFL have brought new scrutiny to safety measures used by contact sports teams at every level. Particularly for high school sports, which can be very competitive, repeated trauma to the head can have long lasting damage [...]
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Driving risks emerge as veterans cope with traumatic brain injuries

A recent review of veteran driving records reveals that service members are 13 percent more likely to cause an accident after deployment, particularly within the six months after an overseas tour. The numbers point to a very personal problem for many veterans - that driving is [...]
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Country musician severely injured in Nashville motorcycle accident

Country singer and Christian rock musician Austin Childress was critically injured last Sunday in a severe motorcycle accident. Childress is known as part of the Christian rock band Thalon. Reports indicate that a motorist fell asleep and hit Childress' motorcycle head on. The [...]
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