Study Suggests Brain Injury Long-Term Effects Last Seven Years

A new study that was presented to the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists on February 10, 2017, suggests brain injury long-term effects in children may still be present as long as seven years after the injury is sustained. Furthermore, researchers found that children who sustain brain injuries [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|TBI News|

NCAA Concussion Lawsuit Alleges Players Put at Risk for Brain Trauma

An NCAA concussion lawsuit has been filed against the organization by players who say they were not protected from the long-term damage created by head injuries. Separately, a lawsuit was also filed by NCAA players against Riddell, a helmet maker, for misleading athletes about the safety of its helmets. The [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|TBI News|

Study Shows Dangers of Student Athlete Concussions

A recent study has highlighted the importance of managing student athlete concussions, after researchers found that high school and college football players have a yearly average of 2.8 deaths linked to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage. Preventing and managing concussions in student athletes is vital, with research released [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|TBI News|

Alzheimer’s Concussion Link May Change How We Think of Brain Injuries

For many years, moderate-to-traumatic brain injury has been linked to debilitating conditions such as late-onset Alzheimer’s, but new research out of Boston University suggests that even mild traumatic injury—commonly known as concussion—could contribute to an increase in Alzheimer’s. And it might only take one concussion. Concussions Combine with Genetic Factors [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|TBI News|

NFL Concussion Settlement Finalized by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear arguments from players who challenged the NFL concussion settlement, allowing players affected by the lawsuit to begin collecting their part of the $1 billion settlement. The lawsuit was originally filed by football players who alleged the NFL knew about a link between [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|TBI News|

New NHL Concussion Protocol Not Welcomed by All

When Connor McDavid, a new young player for the National Hockey League's (NHL's) Edmonton Oilers fell hard during a game and grabbed his chin afterward, NHL concussion protocol dictated he be pulled from the game. That move, however, is a switch for an organization that faces ongoing lawsuits from players [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|TBI News|

New Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Device Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new traumatic brain injury assessment device, designed to help medical professionals better diagnose and assess patients who are believed to have suffered brain injuries. The traumatic brain injury assessment device, made by BrainScope, is called Ahead 300 and is appropriate [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|TBI News|

Long-Term Concussion Damage More Severe Than We Thought

The risks associated with suffering even one concussion could be more severe than previously thought, with a new study suggesting long-term concussion damage can be triggered by even one head injury. This means children or teenagers who suffer one traumatic brain injury—sometimes called a TBI—could face a variety of intellectual, [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|TBI News|

Concussion Recovery Time Study Shows the Dangers of Playing Through TBI

Playing football is all about toughness, and playing through pain is a mantra that is instilled in football players starting at a young age. But according to a new concussion recovery time study published in the medical journal Pediatrics, the culture of football that teaches players to play through pain may [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|TBI News|