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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.

What emotional issues can be caused by brain injuries?

The way in which we experience life is defined by the functions of our brain. We use our five senses to gather information about the world around us and our brain processes that information and provides feedback. This feedback guides us in our actions and allows us to understand and react to our circumstances. Should we ever experience a traumatic brain injury, then our ability to function can be severely impaired.

Treatment and rehabilitation for brain injuries

Any Arizona resident could suffer a brain injury at some point in their lives. Brain injuries can occur if a person is involved in a bike accident, car crash or all-terrain vehicle accident. Older individuals are prone to suffering brain injuries during a fall, while kids are at risk of injuring themselves at the playground.

Traumatic brain injuries can affect communication skills

The ability to engage in conversation is something we may take for granted. After all, most of us have been verbally communicating with others for the better part of our lives. Yet, consider what it would be like to be unable to hold a conversation. Imagine the frustration and the sense of isolation such a condition would instill in a person. Those suffering from traumatic brain injuries often must endure this very plight.

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.

August is a month for emphasizing concussion prevention at school

The beginning of August signifies that summer vacation will soon be over for Arizona children as a new school year approaches. Many students will not only be starting new classes, but will also be heading out on to practice fields and courts to take part in a variety of athletic activities.

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.

Why it is important to document concussion symptoms

With today’s emphasis on treating and preventing traumatic brain injuries, it may seem like more people are experiencing them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than two million Americans will go to the hospital this year after suffering TBI, otherwise known as a concussion. Of those who suffer such injuries, 50,000 will pass away. However, a greater number will experience lingering effects that may go untreated.

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.

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