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Neurologists: Brain Injury Lingers Long After Concussion Fades

A new study in “Neurology,” the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, reveals that evidence of physical damage to the brain is still visible months later on brain scans of people who have suffered even mild concussions. It also found lingering cognitive and mood symptoms weeks and months after the injuries. The news could…

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Mild concussions can cause serious injuries

According to a recent study published in the journal Radiology, patients who have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries exhibit damage to the brain that is similar to patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The study provides yet more proof that even mild head injuries can lead to more serious complications than previously believed. Experts estimate that approximately…

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New study outlines link of brain injuries and contact sports

As many San Francisco residents know, football has taken a beating over the last year or two regarding player safety and brain injuries. More specifically, concussions have come to the forefront as an extremely dangerous injury — one that was merely shrugged off in the past. However, there are even more alarming signs linking brain…

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Researchers offer hope for something better than ‘time will tell’ for TBI

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million people each year suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Falls lead the list of common causes of TBI, followed by motor vehicle accidents, struck-by incidents and assaults. Over 50,000 people die each year from traumatic brain injury. Children under four and adults over 75 make up…

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