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Category Archives: Brain Injuries

What You Need to Know About Concussions

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head, temporarily disrupting brain function. Every brain injury should be treated seriously, though there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Concussions are as unique as the individuals themselves, affecting them in varying ways and to different degrees. Some symptoms might… Read More »

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Why Brain Injuries Should be Taken Seriously

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you suffer a blow, bump, or jolt to the head, there might not be any visible marks and you might not notice any symptoms immediately afterward, but that does not mean you are fine. Brain injuries are some of the most ignored and untreated injuries in the country, despite the potentially severe health… Read More »

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The Seriousness of a Child Brain Injury

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents in the country. Nearly half a million of emergency department visits for brain injuries every year involve children under the age of 14. This is just the tip of the iceberg,… Read More »

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Learn More About Recovering from a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We recently published an interesting SlideShare presentation regarding the serious consequences often suffered by those with mild traumatic brain injuries. Take a look at the presentation below for information regarding the potentially catastrophic symptoms that often result from such injuries. The presentation provides information about the frequency of traumatic brain injuries in the United… Read More »

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Anything but Mild

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When someone suffers a blow to the head or is deprived of oxygen for even a short period, the resulting damage can be life changing for the injured person. Every year, millions of people require medical treatment after suffering a traumatic brain injury in the United States. While the effects of a severe injury… Read More »

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Kids Who Play Sports Experiencing Greater Numbers Of Head Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury, are becoming more and more common among high school athletes, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Between 2000 and 2009, the number of reported head injuries rose by 60 percent for kids under 19. At the same time, more and more is being learned about the… Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Risk Of Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. New research out of the University of Michigan suggests that those who experience a traumatic brain injury may be at greater risk in the long run of suffering from a debilitating stroke, on top of dealing with an existing head trauma. While this… Read More »

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Always Wear A Helmet On The Ski Slopes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Before hitting the slopes, make sure to strap on a helmet. According to a new study by the University of Innsbruck in Austria, helmets reduce the risk of serious head injuries by 60 percent. However, 40 percent of skiers do not wear helmets. The study also found that helmets did not lead to increased… Read More »

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Former Florida Dolphin Junior Seau’s Family Sues N.F.L

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The family of Junior Seau, who shot and killed himself last year, has sued the National Football League, along with the helmet maker Riddell and others, accusing them of hiding information about the risks associated with hits to the head. Along with accusing the N.F.L. of downplaying the risks of collisions, the family is… Read More »

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New Study Confirms Connection Between Injuries and Brain Disease

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A new study out this week adds to the body of scientific evidence showing that a history of brain injuries often leads to severe brain damage and degenerative disease. Tragically, researchers announced these findings only two days after a professional football player committed a murder-suicide, becoming the seventh NFL suicide in the last two… Read More »

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