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A brain injury can leave a person struggling with memory issues

At some point, you may have had the aggravating experience of not being able to remember something. It may have been a person's name, a phone number or some bit of trivia about your favorite movie. But while having the occasional bout of forgetfulness may be frustrating, it is typically not a matter of great concern.

Loss of brain mass linked to concussion

People in Arizona who have sustained severe concussions may be at risk for long-term cognitive impairment, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas studied a group of retired NFL players with a history of concussion and found that they had decreased volume in the hippocampus area of their brains.

Mild TBI may impact cognitive function

Brain trauma often causes serious and life-changing injuries for victims. Those who have been injured in an accident involving a blow to the head may suffer from permanent problems including loss of cognitive ability, physical disabilities and other issues. Phoenix accident victims who suffer a head injury may spend the rest of their lives fighting these problems. Now, a new study shows one reason why brain injuries may be so devastating.

Accidents and traumatic brain injuries

People in Arizona who have been involved in serious auto or work accidents often sustain traumatic brain injuries as a result. Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person suffers from a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of their brain. A sudden blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head can cause a traumatic brain injury.

Mild head injuries may cause significant damage

As Arizona residents may know, mild head injuries are often deceptive. The trauma may be slight, and the injured individual may seem shaken but not hurt. If brain injury occurred, the signs and symptoms may develop gradually. The onset of injury differs from person to person.

Examining the effects of a car accident on traumatic brain injury

Phoenix residents may wish to have more information about the seriousness of brain injuries related to car accidents. These injuries may result in severe damage, lengthy recovery and long-term effects.

New monitoring and brain trauma research offered by NCAA

Arizona college sports fans may not know that the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a settlement on July 29 in federal court in Illinois for $75 million to be used for head trauma research and medical monitoring of athletes. The NCAA will reportedly provide $70 million to set up a monitoring fund and $5 million over a period not to exceed 10 years for research into concussions.

A single gene may predict a person's recovery from TBI

While it is well-settled that the diagnosis on how to treat a person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) depends on the severity of the injury and the person’s subsequent symptoms. In essence, a person can suffer several different grades of concussions and be treated differently.

Wearing a helmet on the slopes may not prevent brain injury

Helmets are a common accessory for many sports today. Research and public awareness about the dangers associated with head trauma mean individuals are donning better protection for bike riding, high-impact sports and many other recreations. When residents of Phoenix, Arizona, take a ski holiday, however, they should know that wearing a helmet while on the slopes may not prevent all accident-related brain injuries.

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