Harvard Receives $100 Million from NFL Players Union to Study Brain Injuries

March 6, 2013

Harvard Receives $100 Million from NFL Players Union to Study Brain Injuries

Football injuries — especially traumatic brain injuries — have been making headlines, especially in the wake of several high-profile incidents of former National Football League (NFL) football players who have committed suicide and were thought to have been victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) suffered during their careers. Now, the National Football League Players Association…

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February 13, 2013

Jacksonville Boxer Fights Back with Lawsuit Against Trainer and Doctors

The 34-year-old Jacksonville boxer had once been touted to win a gold medal in the 2012 Olympic games in London. Now, she can’t even cook or take care of herself following a traumatic brain injury she suffered in an Olympic qualifying bout in Ohio. She is blaming her trainer and doctors for her condition, claiming…

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January 10, 2013

Study Finds Long Term Damage and Vulnerabilities from Brain Injury

Each year, about 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, this can lead to long-term brain damage. TBI causes inflammation, which can suppress growth of brain cells and can make a person more vulnerable to neurodegenerative diseases,…

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December 17, 2012

Brain-Injured Southwest Florida Girl Receives Service Dog

In 2007 a woman drove her car through a red light and smashed into the car of a mother taking her six-year-old daughter to a birthday party. Police reports say the woman who was responsible for the accident was going 55 miles per hour at the time of the impact. The little girl suffered a…

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March 1, 2010

March is National Cheer Safety Month

Most doctors and chiropractors will tell you cheerleading is the most dangerous sport around, so there is a lot to discuss concerning safety. This information comes from the 25th Annual Report from the National Center for Catastrophic Injury, which says that more than half of catastrophic injuries in female sports come from cheerleading. Falls are…

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