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Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury , or TBI, is a trauma to your brain that occurs as a result of a blow to the head, resulting in loss of consciousness, amnesia after experiencing the brain trauma, confusion or a sense of disorientation, or some type of neurological issue. A brain trauma can affect one's memory, ability to learn, ability to pay attention, and executive functions such as logic and decision-making.
Pretend you’re a zebra enjoying the hot African savannah. A lion is approaching. You shift into high gear and run for your life. That’s what stress was designed to do: get you out of immediate danger. But what if you’re not a zebra. Week after week you’re worried about losing your job, or getting...
In a famous story from ancient Chinese philosophy, Butcher Ding has been called upon to play his part in a traditional religious ceremony. The ritual, to consecrate a newly cast bronze bell, requires the butcher to sacrifice an ox in a public space, with the ruler and a large crowd looking on. It...
Society has always held a special place for people who overcome adversity, allowing them to share their stories and lead by example. Author Cole Cohen is no exception, and in her memoir, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders," she tells her own story of a harrowing diagnosis that could have thwarted all of her dreams as well as how she dealt with it.
Tracy Morgan spoke out about his devastating accident for the first time ever, telling Matt Lauer of Today about his sorrow at losing a friend, his gratefulness for all that support that helped him pull through, living with a traumatic brain injury, and his plans to someday return to comedy.
Sports-relate injuries are possible in the heat of the game, but have you thought about the risks your child may be taking even during practice? Here's what you should do to keep your son or daughter safe on the field.
Headers in soccer can cause severe concussions, but injured athletes often don't want to leave the game. This problem doesn't just affect the pros. Competitive kids want to keep playing, too, so parents and coaches must protect them.
Football is a national pastime and obsession. Many kids dream of playing in college and joining the NFL when they are old enough to play professionally. Chris Borland made a choice: Play the game he loved and risk brain injury and incapacitation, or play on, make oodles of money and see how it went. He assessed the risks and found that he wasn't willing to take chances on injuring his brain. So he passed on football to go into private life and pursue other interests. Some saw this as inconceivable but his parents, retired players and friends applauded him for being mature enough to make the decision that was right for him, however unpopular that decision may be to others.
This year's Super Bowl was one of the most exciting match-ups in years, and it no doubt inspired many young kids to try out for their local Pop Warner teams. Unfortunately, a recent study by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found that playing the game before age 12 might lead...