Brain Injuries

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 […]

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 […]