Category: Brain Injuries

How can a mild brain injury affect my personality?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | December 15, 2017

If you recently suffered a blow to the head, you may have a brain injury without knowing it. Brain injuries affect each victim differently, often leading many to suffer without ever receiving a proper medical diagnosis or treatment. Mild injuries are very dangerous Mild concussions are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can cause a variety…

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Bicyclist suffers major head injury in vehicle collision

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | December 6, 2017

A head injury is one of the worst kinds of injuries a bicyclist can suffer from. In fact, a recent car versus bicycle accident proved catastrophic after a female bicyclist suffered a serious head injury in Middletown. The 45-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle on a Wednesday afternoon at approximately 4:15 p.m., while she…

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Amnesia: A struggle to remember

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | November 29, 2017

Amnesia is, at its core, the inability to memorize or recall information. Some people struggle with amnesia that is basically short-term memory loss, whereas others suffer from amnesia where they forget many years of their lives. Even though amnesia is talked about in the media and in movies, it’s not very common. Amnesia typically refers…

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What’s the medical definition of a brain injury?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | November 24, 2017

Brain injuries are common following car accidents, which involve strong centripetal forces. When a vehicle gets into a collision, any bodies inside the vehicle will continue to move forward at the same rate of speed until something inside the car stops them. That could be a seat belt, the roof of the car or the…

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Does aging have an impact on brain injuries?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | November 22, 2017

One difficulty of brain injuries, particularly among youth, is that as individuals grow and age, they impact victims in unknown ways. Initially, when a child has a brain injury, it may not significantly impact his or her day-to-day life due to his or her parents being present to care for him or her. Later in…

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What symptoms have you suffered from a brain injury?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | November 10, 2017

Suffering from a brain injury is common after a serious car accident. The gravitational forces involved in a collision can throw the human body — and your head — around the inside your vehicle in a violent way. Even if your head doesn’t impact any part of the vehicle, the jerking movements of a crash…

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Amnesia: From forgetting days to losing a lifetime

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | October 24, 2017

Memory loss is difficult enough when it’s simple things from day to day. When memory loss is more than forgetting where you put your keys or not remembering you had an appointment, it becomes hard to live your life normally. In some cases involving head trauma, individuals lose their ability to remember who they are…

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How is a brain injury measured?

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | October 10, 2017

After a brain injury, it takes time to heal. Some people may never fully recover, but even after recovery slows, there’s still some healing that takes place. Brain injuries occur whenever there is a documented loss of consciousness, skull fracture, abnormal brain scan due to trauma, post-traumatic seizure activity or amnesia in most cases. After…

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The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries

Brain Injuries,Our Blog | September 29, 2017

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect thousands of children and adults every year in the United States. For this reason, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published vital statistics relating to TBI, its causes and who in the country is most affected by these debilitating injuries. Let’s take a look at…

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