A concussion is a serious head injury that may cause severe damage to the brain. While anyone can suffer a concussion, there’s a growing concern for concussions among
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a diagnostic blood test for concussions that could revolutionize detection of these injuries. This new test,
A powerful blow to the head may stretch or even tear brain tissue. Such force can cause a concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Concussions have gained widespread attention within the past few years, as more and more cases among adolescent athletes, in particular, are being reported, and new
Just as there are unlimited ways a person could suffer a concussion or any other type of head injury—whether due to a fall, sports-related injury, or injury during
Severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, memory loss: these are all concussion symptoms that can appear immediately upon injury or begin a short time later. Either way,
There are many ways a person could incur a brain injury. Some involve external forces, such as hitting your head while playing soccer, while others are internal stresses,
Someone who suffers from a traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, may experience symptoms that range in severity. But if they're left untreated, they could intensify,
Increasing media attention is being paid to traumatic brain injury, from the frequency of even mild concussions to much more serious events. In all cases though, a
The brain is surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid that usually protects it from impact. However, if there is a significant force applied to the head or a rapid change in
A concussion can be caused by a bump, a blow or a jolt to the head—or any other event that disrupts the normal function of the brain. We often hear about concussions in
Recently Dr. Bennet Omalu wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled "Don't Let Kids Play Football". This article created quite a stir around the NFL and sports
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