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August 2015 Archives

New York schools respond to concussion hazards among student athletes

We've previously written blogs about the many and adverse side effects often experienced by traumatic brain injury victims. From memory loss and vision problems to mental and emotional changes and disturbances, a brain injury can significantly impact an individual's ability to live independently and to enjoy and participate in life.

What is post-concussion syndrome?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, during 2010 alone an estimated 2.5 million people visited hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. after suffering traumatic brain injuries. This number likely only includes a small percentage of those individuals who suffered concussions as, until recently, this type of brain injury was considered by many to be minor in nature.

Medication error during surgery leaves woman with irreversible brain damage

Patients are often at the mercy of their medical providers. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent or true than when a patient undergoes a surgical procedure. Even the most vigilant and educated of patients can suffer harm, injury and death while under the effects of anesthesia and under the knife.

Doctors hopeful that a simple finger prick will aid in diagnosis of TBIs

Injuries suffered to the brain are among some of the most common, complex and difficult of all to accurately diagnose. While at times signs that a traumatic brain injury has occurred are obvious, often symptoms associated with concussions are less pronounced and may not be readily apparent until days after an injury occurs.

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