Brain injury

AAA Opposes Proposed Bill Relaxing Helmet Requirements for Motorcyclists

Motorcycle accidents can be deadly or life-altering. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the risk of head injuries and fatalities in such crashes.  News Channel 5 reports that Tennessee lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would allow certain motorcyclists to ride without helmets.  AAA, a prominent supporter of traffic safety, opposes this proposal…. read more

What are the Long-Term Impacts of a TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the more severe injuries a person can sustain. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with long-lasting or even permanent effects. These injuries can occur in adults, children, infants, and newborns and they happen due to a wide array of causes. While recovery is possible, is it… read more

Understanding the Difference Between Concussions and Cerebral Contusions

When dealing with brain injuries, it is important to understand the differences between various types of injuries that can occur. Two of the most common types of brain injuries – concussion and cerebral contusions – are often confused. A contusion is another way to say bruise and is the bleeding on the brain due to… read more

Can Traumatic Brain Injury Cause Hormonal Dysfunction?

A traumatic brain injury is any type of injury that affects the head and brain. In many cases, a traumatic brain injury can cause long-term or even permanent damage like cognitive impairment, memory problems, sleep problems, personality changes, and more. One of the most common, yet often overlooked, potential effects of a traumatic brain injury… read more

What Are the Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a brain injury that arises from an external force, such as a blow or bump to the head. If the jolt is hard enough, it could move the brain around inside the skull, resulting in swelling, bleeding, tissue tears, or other brain injuries. A victim’s odds of recovering… read more