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What Kinds of Brain Injuries Are Caused by Medical Malpractice?

Brain Damage Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a complex topic because it can refer to many different scenarios. However, each of those scenarios has at least one thing in common; a mistake was made that could have been prevented with a more experienced professional or closer attention to detail. In other words, malpractice occurs when medical professionals are negligent…

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How Do You Know if Your Child Suffers a Brain Injury?

Child Head and Brain Injuries

Kids say the darndest things. Young children seem to have a knack for picking up the smallest details and repeating them at the worst possible time. Often, it’s a simple misunderstanding – kids just don’t have the communication skills to say exactly what they mean and don’t understand the power of language. Unfortunately, this can…

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When Neurology and Psychology Intersect

Traumatic Brain Injuries - Neurology

It’s no secret that the brain, and all matters pertaining to it, is complicated. After all, it is essentially a gooey supercomputer powering these containers we call bodies. We still don’t understand every single facet of how the brain works – and just the implications of that sentence are enough to give you an ironic…

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TBIs and Magic Mushrooms: An Unlikely Pair

Traumatic Brain Injuries - Psychedelics

Psychedelics such as mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, and more used to be all the rage amongst young partygoers before fading into the relative background with the new millennium. Now, though, they seem to be returning — and not just in the obvious way. Scientists around the world are studying their properties for medicinal therapy. The idea…

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Rapid Blood Test Could Help Detect Brain Injury

Blood Test for Brain Injury - Concussion

In what could be a breakthrough regarding the detection of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Abbott has announced that a blood test it is developing might be able to detect mild TBI in patients even if a CT scan could not. The news of this study first broke in August 2019 but Abbott recently announced in…

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What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Anyone who has ever had their head clocked against something hard knows what it’s like to see stars, as well as a bad headache for the effort. And, if you’ve ever hit your head to that extent, the first thing most people tell you is to keep alert to the signs of concussion. A concussion…

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Can a Brain Injury Be “Fixed”?

Traumatic Brain Injury Nashville

For decades, we’ve believed that brain damage resulting from serious head trauma was essentially an irreversible condition. The brain might heal itself a bit, and some trauma could be treated through surgery, but there wasn’t a way to really “fix” a brain injury. Today, the majority of brain specialists agree that even brain damage of…

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Revisiting Traumatic Brain Injury and the Risk of Dementia

Millions of people are affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). This type of injury occurs when the head is impacted by an outside force that causes the brain to move inside of the skull, causing negative effects on the brain’s ability to function properly. According to the CDC, although the age-adjusted hospitalization rates for TBI…

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Differences Between Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries

Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries

A close connection exists between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and acquired brain injuries (ABIs). Both are brain injuries that victims sustain after birth. Certain conditions that an infant possesses at birth or progressive illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease do not fall under the category of TBIs or ABIs. Although TBIs and ABIs are similar, these…

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