Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]

For Brain Injury Patients, Obesity Poses Serious Health Challenges

Patients, who have suffered a brain injury and also struggle with obesity, may find their health problems complicated by medical issues linked to excessive weight. In the days after a brain injury, there may be moderate to significant weight loss due to a number of factors, including changes in the metabolic rate. However, after a […]

Pediatricians: Rear-Facing Car Seats Work Best To Prevent Injuries in Accidents

The nation’s leading pediatrician group now advises that parents continue to use rear-facing car seats for much longer than previously defined in order to minimize the risk of injuries to their child in the event of an accident. Up until now, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised that children be restrained in rear-facing car […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Can Significantly Increase Suicide Risks

The risk of suicide increases by more than three times in the first six months after a person suffers a head injury. The consistent headaches, dizziness, and cognitive, logical memory problems that very often accompany a traumatic brain injury can lead to depression, exacerbating suicide risks. In the study, Danish researchers estimated that the risk of […]

More Than Half of All American Doctors Suffer Burnout Symptoms

Workplace fatigue and burnout is a problem affecting American doctors, and according to a new study, as many as half of all doctors in the country are experiencing symptoms of fatigue that actually increase their risk of medical errors. The poll was conducted by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and focused on nearly […]

Not All Bicycle Helmets Protect against Injuries

Wearing a bicycle helmet substantially reduces your risk of injury in an accident unless the helmet is designed deficiently and fails to protect your head upon impact. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated bicycle helmets and found that all helmets do not offer the same level of injury protection. Some helmets seem […]

Food Truck Rollover Spill Memes? A Bad Idea and Here’s Why.

A recent truck rollover accident involving a tanker carrying several tons of liquid chocolate led to viral internet memes that featured highways flowing with molten chocolate and smart captions. However, these memes don’t do justice to the underlying seriousness of such accidents. There is no way to know exactly how many such food truck accidents happen every […]

Dip in Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Nationwide, but Not Indiana

You’re still much more likely to be injured while riding a motorcycle than driving a car, but those risks seem to have dropped somewhat. In 2017, there was a significant decline in the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States. However, that progress doesn’t seem to have percolated down to Indiana. Here, there […]

One in Three Young Adults Have Traveled with an Impaired Driver

In spite of being aware of the risks of drunk driving, many teens choose to ride in cars being operated by intoxicated or impaired motorists anyway. Those facts come from a recent study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The researchers focused on accidents involving both alcohol- intoxicated and drug-impaired motorists. They found […]