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Traumatic Brain Injury: Help and Hope
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is often called the signature wound of soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
After a Wreck, Older Adults Might Not Quickly Bounce Back
Car accidents happen to people from all walks of life and at all ages. But that doesn't mean all people recover from these events as easily as others.
Spinal Cord Injury Rates Stabilize
A spinal cord injury can change a person’s life in an instant, creating new challenges for everyday life. But the good news is that, for most age groups, the chance of these injuries hasn’t changed much in the last two decades.
Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
Not Just a Bump on the Head: Football and Concussion
Young athletes may face a risk of concussion more often than expected.
Stiffness No Obstacle to Shoulder Surgery
When dealing with torn shoulder tendons, surgery may be the best option to lessen pain and improve function. Although doctors must consider several factors before recommending surgery, relieving shoulder stiffness can be part of the solution rather than the problem.
Football and Brain Injury: Unhealthy Partners?
Football is unquestionably a contact sport, and repeated “contacts” could be causing brain injuries.
Investigating Youth Football and Traumatic Brain Injury
It can happen anywhere, anytime. Maybe you've taken a fall, been in an accident, or had a sports injury and didn't feel quite right afterward. That persistent headache, blurry vision, trouble concentrating and sensitivity to light are all warning signs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Concussion Protection: Keep Your Head in the Game
Scientists are always looking for new ways to prevent concussions — a particular concern for athletes. Some of the most recent innovations, however, may not work as well as hoped.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.