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Keep it in Mind: The Danger of Contact Sports

Recent studies reveal the danger of concussive damage on any playing field.  They used to call it “punch drunk,” a common name for dementia pugilistica. Suffered by boxers and fighters, the disorder now known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is making deadly inroads into athletes of all ages and sports. The connecting factor?  Repetitive trauma… Read More »

What Is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been called a silent epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is mTBI, and why is knowing about it important? According to the CDC, approximately 1.7 people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. About 75 percent of those injuries are classified as a… Read More »

A Price Unknown: Settlement of the NFL Concussion Lawsuit

In late August, a class action lawsuit brought by former players against the National Football League (NFL) was settled for $765 million, a controversial price tag that raised questions even at the outset.  The action was brought on behalf of retired players suffering from neurological conditions allegedly caused by years on the gridiron. The settlement… Read More »

Early Warning Signs of a Head Injury after an Automobile Accident

More and more evidence emerges every year that even mild head injuries can lead to serious long-term consequences. You never lose consciousness to have suffered a significant traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many people walk away from car accidents thinking they escaped unscathed, when in fact the sudden deceleration and jarring movement have jostled the brain… Read More »