Youngsters Show Brain Changes After Just One Football Season

It’s only natural that parents want to make their kids happy, but it’s even more important that parents keep their kids safe. Sometimes those two things just don’t align; what makes our kids happy may cause them harm. That struggle is exactly what many parents are facing after a recent study has shown that just […]

Connection Between TBI and Secondary ADHD in Children

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that very young children who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were 3.6 times more likely to develop secondary ADHD in the years following the injury, as long as 6.8 years after the injury according to research conducted by Megan E. Narad, Ph.D. and others. While […]

A Breakdown of Youth Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries

As more and more studies are produced on traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), parents of athletic children may become understandably worried. After all, a study carried out at Boston University found that children who play tackle football before the age of twelve are more likely to experience cognitive and emotional issues later in life, especially if […]

Youth Football Linked to Cognitive Problems in Adulthood

On September 19th, researchers at the Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center put out a study that might influence the way parents view youth athletics. According to the paper, published in the prestigious Translational Psychiatry, people who played sports before the age of 12 are more likely to suffer from behavioral and mood disorders […]

Calculating the Worth of Your Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and fall accidents are extraordinarily common. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, senior citizens fell 29 million times resulting in 7 million injuries. To make matters worse, this ended up costing a total of $31 billion in Medicare costs. Additionally, slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of […]

Seven Safe Steps for Bicycling this Summer

  Ready to ride? Here are seven steps to make your bicycle trip this summer safe. Step One: Make Sure it Fits Wearing a shoe that isn’t the right size is uncomfortable, and bikes work in a similar way. If you are buying or renting a new bike, make sure that the bike is not […]

Did Your Car Accident Cause Chiari Malformation?

If you have recently been in a car accident and now suffer from symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, numbness in your hands and feet, and/or balance problems, your accident may have caused an anatomical change in your brain called Chiari malformation (CM). Some people are born with CM and it was once believed that it […]

Oklahoma Drill: High School Football, Concussions, and PTSD

A former Pennsylvania high school football player is suing his old school district for injuries he says were caused while performing the Oklahoma Drill in 2009. During the head-to-head maneuver, Shane Skillpa was slammed so hard that his helmet shattered. Even though he was showing signs of concussion, he was returned to practice. Now he […]

Prolonged Labor and Birth Injury

Everyone has heard stories about women who have gone into labor and spent hours upon hours delivering their babies. But despite the difficulties of such instances, these situations usually still fall within normal birthing times. However, when a woman’s labor lasts too long, a dangerous medical situation can result for her and the baby. It […]