Category: Brain Injuries

The symptoms of traumatic brain injuries vary by patient

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | April 24, 2018

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are usually caused by outside forces and are fairly common problems among Americans. TBI-related deaths, emergency room visits and hospitalizations total around 2.8 million people each year. Interestingly, men, children and the elderly are approximately three times more likely to be affected by and die from brain injuries as women. Those…

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How do brain injuries affect children?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | April 4, 2018

Brain injuries affect every person differently, but it’s particularly difficult for children to understand what has happened to them. At their age, children may not know how to express what they’re going through, which can make giving them appropriate care harder. Children who suffer from injuries to the head need to be seen at an…

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How do brain injuries impact your body?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | March 13, 2018

When you originally suffered your head injury, you expected to recover quickly. You thought you’d get headaches and feel sore, but you didn’t realize how many of your body’s functions rely on your brain directly. The brain is responsible for controlling the body. Any kind of damage to the brain has the potential to affect…

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Your brain injury may be detectable with a blood test

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | February 28, 2018

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a blood test that has the ability to identify concussions so that people with potential brain injuries can promptly receive the treatment they need. The detection capabilities of the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BBTI) might even limit the number of people that have to undergo CT scans…

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What are some signs of a traumatic brain injury?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | February 21, 2018

You were at the store when it happened. You slipped and fell, but you didn’t have time to catch yourself. You struck your head on a step, temporarily knocking yourself unconscious. Blacking out as a result of hitting your head is a serious sign of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries have many…

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What are some symptoms of traumatic brain injuries?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | February 7, 2018

As you drove home one evening, you noticed that the road was slick from rain. You slowed down, but other drivers weren’t as cautious. As you pulled around a bend, another vehicle slammed into yours. Several minutes later, you found yourself waking up to an emergency team helping you out of your vehicle. A series…

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How can a brain injury impact you?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | January 16, 2018

The way individuals react to brain injuries varies significantly. Some people have few symptoms and recover quickly, while others struggle with a lifetime of injury-related concerns. No two people are alike, making it harder to provide treatment options based on typical concerns. No brain injury is typical. Individuals react differently to brain injuries because every…

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The 2 primary categories of brain injury

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | December 29, 2017

When you think of paralysis and severe disabilities, you usually think about spinal cord damage; however, brain damage can result in severe and permanent disabilities too. These life-long disabilities can result in people not being able to earn a living or care for themselves. As such, they’ll also result in astronomical costs related to medical…

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What symptoms do traumatic brain injuries cause?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | December 19, 2017

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) changes lives immediately. It doesn’t just affect the person who got hurt. It also affects the injured person’s family members, coworkers, friends and associates. Because TBIs are acquired brain injuries, they happen suddenly, allowing no time to adjust to the changes. TBIs have the potential to be severe or minor….

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