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A car crash can lead to a traumatic brain injury

It doesn't matter how much caution you take when you're behind the wheel, you never know if another driver will make a mistake that causes an accident. This can be as simple as another person sending a text message when he or she should be paying attention to the traffic and road conditions.

5 TBI symptoms that can ruin your small business

You're a small business owner, and you're proud of what you've built. Perhaps you're in your 40s, but you have a business that has been your sole source of income for a decade. You plan to help it grow even more and pass it on to your kids. You've put everything you have into the company, emotionally and financially.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease exposure possible for 18 patients

Colorado residents contemplating surgery may be interested in a recent announcement by Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina that a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease had surgery for neurological problems at their facility on Jan. 18, 2013.

Prosthetic may offer positive future for brain injury patients

Colorado residents may welcome the results of recent neurological experiments carried out at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Present and future sufferers of brain injury from medical malpractice, car accident or any other cause may benefit from a device used in the study. It is currently estimated that 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries.

Concussion patients prematurely discharged

A concussion is caused by trauma to the brain that is usually the result of hitting the head on or with an object. Colorado skiers and football players who are at risk of suffering a concussion might wish to know that the Journal of Neurology recently published an article containing new findings about concussion trauma, healing and the risk of further brain damage.

Minor traumatic brain injuries difficult to diagnose

While many Colorado residents may have heard about TBI, or traumatic brain injury, many may not know that most of these are actually minor injuries. This does not mean that minor TBI, or mTBI, is nothing to be concerned about. It was reported that mTBI is actually a major public health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers mTBI a silent epidemic.

Denver TBI sufferers may risk personality changes

Data released in October may indicate that traumatic brain injuries lead to more effects than the ones with which they're most commonly associated. Reports say that although many people are aware of the occurrence of symptoms such as vertigo, memory recall problems, headaches and dizziness, TBI sufferers and their loved ones are often caught off guard by the onset of personality changes.

Researchers test hormone therapy for brain injuries

Colorado readers may be interested in a new therapy for brain injuries that is now undergoing clinical trials across the nation. The study, known as "Protect," uses the hormone progesterone to reduce the dangerous swelling that often accompanies a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The swelling is what causes brain damage, so any therapy that reduces swelling would help to protect the brains of patients suffering from a TBI.

New hormone treatment for traumatic brain injury

Colorado residents who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be very interested to learn of the results of a new study involving treatment of the debilitating trauma. It is believed that over two million people have been affected every year. Researchers now believe they may have found a possible cure discovered in a substance the human body produces naturally.

NCAA attempts to control brain injuries

College football players have always been exposed to a high risk of traumatic brain injury, but the NCAA is now imposing standards that it hopes will lower that risk. The organization is focusing on brain injury prevention by tweaking rules in college football play in order to keep players safer.

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