Brain Injuries

Top Myths about Brain Injury

The month of March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and it’s the right time for us to debunk some popular myths and misconceptions about traumatic brain injury. These are the facts. Every 9 seconds, someone somewhere in the country suffers a brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as […]

Unbelted Back Seat Passengers Twice as Likely to Die in Car Crash

The number of motorists and front seat passengers who survive serious accidents has increased over the past few decades, primarily due to the increase in seatbelt usage rates among these occupants. However, the same is not true for back seat passengers. There are more number of fatal injuries involving back seat passengers now, and the […]

Red Light Camera Violation-Related Deaths on the Rise

The number of people killed in red light violation-related accidents is on the rise across the country. Even as the National Highway Traffic safety Administration records drops in other types of accidents, the agency finds that accidents caused by drivers who run red lights remain stubbornly high, and on the increase. According to data by […]

Simple Drug Could Help Limit Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury

A simple, inexpensive drug, if administered soon after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury could help limit the severity of the injury, and increase survival chances. A new study finds that the drug, tranexamic acid, if administered in the critical first hours after a brain injury could be effective in limiting the severity of […]

Hospital ER’s Warn Drinking and E-Scooters Don’t Mix

Statistics suggest that far too many persons are being rushed to hospital emergency rooms with brain injuries and fractures after accidents caused when they were riding their e- scooters. Alcohol is blamed for many of these accidents. A recent study whose results were published in the journal Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open found that […]

Strap-On Helmets Prevent Brain Injuries in Cyclists

If you are an avid cyclist or an amateur, you should not even be considering bicycling without wearing a helmet.  That goes for both adults and children. A new study shows that most cyclists who suffer head injuries in an accident were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. New research published […]

‘Change Your Mind’ Awareness Campaign on Brain Injury

Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America commemorates Brain Injury Awareness Month through campaigns that aim to increase awareness about the injury in the country. From 2018 through 2020, the campaign is called “Change your Mind,” and it aims to foster awareness about this debilitating injury, and the effects it can have on patients. […]

‘Do Not Disturb’ Cell Phone Feature Can Help Reduce Distracted Driving

Cell phone blocking features like the “Do Not Disturb” blocker on Apple’s iPhone can help reduce the rates of cell phone usage while driving. The encouraging results of a new study find that many motorists use such technologies to reduce distractions while driving. The study was conducted by the driving app Everdrive, and finds that […]

New Documentary Spotlights Medical Errors

A new documentary shines the light on a much – neglected problem surrounding patient safety – the nexus between doctors /hospitals and insurance companies that makes it harder for injured patients   to recover justice after they have been injured due to medical negligence. The documentary titled Bleed Out premiered on HBO recently, and featured accounts […]