Brain Injuries

Youth athletes at risk for traumatic brain injuries

California high schools frequently promote sports as opportunities to earn scholarships for college, but tend to gloss over the real dangers of these activities. Youth sports can be dangerous, especially contact sports. In fact, student athletes are at a particularly high risk for traumatic brain injuries. Between 2010 and 2016, there were approximately 283,000 emergency …

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Lowering the risk of traumatic brain injuries

Being proactive with one’s safety is important. This includes taking small steps toward creating a safer environment, like avoiding unnecessary risks and wearing safety gear. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are often the result of unavoidable accidents. Still, people in California should be sure they understand some of the easiest ways to protect themselves in case …

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Most injured scooter riders don’t wear helmets

It goes without saying that head trauma leads to head injuries and concussions, and head trauma can lead to brain damage. What causes head injuries? More commonly, electric scooters. Some details about scooters There are three main scooter rental companies in California – Bird, LimeBike and Spin. They believe scooters can provide “last mile” transportation …

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Three things to know about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

According to the CDC, there were close to three million emergency-room visits and hospitalization in 2013. While they may be more common than expected, not many people know that much information about traumatic brain injuries, which is why this post answers the three most common questions about them.  1. What is a traumatic brain injury? …

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Children with concussions can resume activity sooner, study says

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guideline for treating concussions in children. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by impact to the head. This impact can cause bruising or bleeding of the brain and interfere with how the brain works. A recent news article about the guideline change states children with …

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These are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have realized that you have a constant, throbbing headache. Your neck is sore, and you aren’t feeling quite like yourself. It’s possible that you’re suffering from a traumatic brain injury due to whiplash or other causes. Although a traumatic brain injury is defined as being caused …

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