All posts in 'Brain Injury'

Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident

Posted on April 10th, 2014 · Posted in Brain Injury

Faulty Ignition Switch Accident Kills a 29 Year Old Georgia Woman   Brooke Melton was celebrating her 29th birthday when something went horribly wrong.  Brooke drove a Chevy Colbalt.  GM had issued a service report to GM dealers regarding the defect of the faulty ignition switch stating that the vehicle..
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Unstable HDTV’s Causing Serious Injury to Children

Posted on March 4th, 2014 · Posted in Brain Injury

They are all the rage, the bigger and better televisions of today. The flat screen HD-LED TV’s keep getting bigger and cheaper. Almost everyone has one or maybe three or four. It is great to watch a movie or sporting event on a television that you feel like you are..
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Blasts Induce Brain Injury in Veterans

Posted on December 5th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The “explosions of war” are causing soldiers to suffer traumatic brain injury. According to an article published in the PRNews-wire (http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1616136)it is estimated that nearly 20% of veterans are exposed to mild traumatic brain injury because of the mortar fire and improvised explosive devices. Imaging resources are not always the..
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Can a Blood Test Check for Concussion

Posted on November 25th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

According to the LA Times http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-blood-test-concussion-20131119,0,6400839.story#axzz2lCly7M1M there may have been a development in blood testing that can now test for a concussion.  Aprotein called calpain-cleaved alphaII-spectrinproteolytic (known as SNTF) fragment may be released into the blood stream as a neuron breaks down.  When neurons break down or die the result..
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Cell Phones and Driving Don’t Mix

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

  If you go to http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/state-laws.html you will find a map of the different states and their laws in regards to cell phones.  As I moved my cursor around and clicked on different states it seems that the one law that they all have in common is the absolutely no..
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Youth Football Players Dying of Injuries Sustained While Playing the Game

Posted on November 19th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

“The number of high school players that have died this year is shocking”.  This statement was taken from an article published in Buzz Feed Sports http://www.buzzfeed.com/erikmalinowski/at-least-six-high-school-football-players-have-died-from-hea.   Football and head and neck injuries go hand in hand as could be expected with  what you might call the ”violence” of the sport. ..
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Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Veterans Open at Camp Lejeune

Posted on November 13th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Veterans opens at Camp Lejeune.  The center was opened to help those wounded veterans that have suffered brain injury in the line of duty.  This has been a long time coming. The facility cost $11,000,000 to build and it will treat more than a 1000..
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A Veteran‘s Service Dog Makes Brain Injury Life Easier to Deal With

Posted on November 11th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

  On this Veterans Day we want to thank all of our soldiers that are fighting in the war as well as those who have served in the past to defend our country. A story in the Sun Times http://www.suntimes.com/23645429-418/service-dog-helps-us-army-veteran-lead-somewhat-of-a-normal-life.html  touched my heart on this Veterans Day.  It is a..
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Eliminating Head Injury from the Sport of Hockey

Posted on November 6th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Does eliminating fighting in hockey eliminate head injuries?According to an article in the New York Times on October 12th, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/sports/hockey/the-science-behind-the-call-to-make-hockey-safer.html?_r=0, most head injuries in hockey are caused by fighting and body checking.  We are as skeptical about such a claim as we would be to a claim by the..
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Teresa Heinz Kerry Suffers a Seizure

Posted on October 30th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to the Heinz condiment fortune, suffered a seizure on October 28th, 2013.  This is taken from a news story published in the USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/10/28/teresa-heinz-kerry-seizure-concussion/3285679/ She states that the seizure was a result of a very bad concussion..
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