According to the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, 28 percent of head injuries occur due to falls, 20 percent occur as a result of motor vehicle…
Retired players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims. But the NFL uses a scoring algorithm on dementia testing that assumes Black men start with lower cognitive skills.
Unlike physical wounds, such as burns or the loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries aren’t obvious and can take time to diagnose. The full impact — physically and psychologically — may not be evident for some time, as studies have shown links between TBI and mental health problems.
While many people know carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly, the fact that it can cause brain injuries — and with them, long-term aftereffects — is not as widely known.
My mother suffered from severe recurring depression for 30 years, episodes that floored her to the point of near-catatonic inertia. She was lost to us in a mire of desolation. This happened often — once a year, sometimes more. The worst episodes hung around for months and months. She endured hospital stays, electroconvulsive therapy, countless appointments with shrinks, dozens of varying prescriptions, some akin to snake oil, none a silver bullet.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Both northern Indiana 17-year-old girls badly hurt in a Florida parasailing crash have returned to their home state as they continue recovering from their injuries.