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Precautions can help prevent brain injuries

The brain serves to interpret all the information we receive and to give us instructions on how to respond to that information. It is the brain that dictates behavior and allows a person to interact with the rest of the world. A brain injury of severe magnitude could leave someone unable to function without permanent assistance.

Long-term effects of brain injuries in Arizona

A recent study, done by researchers at Imperial College London, indicates that brain injuries may result in lasting and subsequent damage to the brain. Researchers looked at brain scans of people who had suffered traumatic brain injuries ranging from a month to 46 years after the injury took place, and these scans were compared to scans of individuals who had healthy brains.

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.

What could cause a brain injury survivor to feel lonely?

Someone who suffers a brain injury may experience myriad and very serious effects. On this blog, we have written about some of the emotional issues that can result from brain injuries. Depression is a common symptom among those with brain injuries. Along with depression may come feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Concussion treatment guidelines in Arizona

In 2013, the American Academy of Neurology updated their sports concussion evaluation and management guidelines for the first time in 16 years, and one of the biggest changes is to how it deals with return-to-play recommendations for young adults and children. Currently, recommendations say that young athletes should not be allowed to play again until they have been looked at by a healthcare professional.

Anesthesia can affect your brain long after surgery

When we have to undergo surgery, we understand that there can be risks. Of particular concern in many operations is protecting the well-being of a patient's brain. The brain is susceptible to potential injury not only during procedures that involve the head directly, but any procedure that involves general anesthesia.

Defining a medical coma

A coma is when a person is in such a deep state of unconsciousness that the individual is unable to be awakened. Severe illness and injuries such as concussions and brain trauma are the most frequent causes of comas. It derives from the Greek word koma, meaning 'deep sleep."

Lawsuit claims woman's brain injury caused by fall at theme park

From banging your head on a kitchen cabinet, to experiencing a serious automobile accident, traumatic brain injuries can occur in many different ways. Sometimes we are in situations where we are aware there is an increased likelihood of being hurt. When this is the case, we know to take precautions, such as wearing a helmet.

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.

Injuries to the brain can affect many aspects of life

Human beings are both clever and resilient. Each of these qualities can come into play when treating a serious injury. Our individual resilience grants us the ability to heal and recover. Due to our collective cleverness, many amazing medical tools and techniques have been developed to help patients rehabilitate.

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