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Traumatic Brain Injury

Tennessee recognizes Brain Injury Awareness Month

Tennessee hospitals see about 8,000 new cases of traumatic brain injury every year. Nationwide, that number is about 1.7 million. TBI can be caused by car collisions, falls, sports injuries or other accidents. It can lead to headaches, sleep problems, memory loss and permanent [...]
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Hormone treatment holds promise for brain injury recovery: Part Two

In our last post we discussed the difficulty that many patients experience in recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Car accidents or other big impacts can cause swelling which may destroy cells brain cells that do not regenerate.
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Hormone treatment holds promise for brain injury recovery: Part One

Traumatic brain injuries are very difficult to treat, according to experts, because the brain is slow to recover from impacts and is not believed to be able to regenerate lost cells. After a traumatic brain injury occurs from an event like a car accident or a concussion [...]
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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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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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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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Nashville man killed in motorcycle accident

We have discussed the dangerous consequences of motorcycle accidents in previous posts. Motorcycle riders are at an increased risk for serious personal injuries when an accident occurs because a motorcycle does not afford a rider any protection in the event of a crash. While car [...]
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Treating traumatic brain injuries from car accidents

Approximately 1.7 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injury every year. Many of these accidents occur from vehicle crashes, construction accidents, assaults, falls, and gun-incidents. About 50,000 of these patients die, 230,000 are hospitalized, and up to [...]
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Cell phone use blamed for serious head-on car wreck

Unfortunately, the increasing popularity of smart phones and other mobile devices has had a negative impact on roadway safety in Tennessee. Mobile devices are a contributing factor in many serious car accidents in Nashville and around the state. These accidents frequently result [...]
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