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Brain injuries can happen on the job

One of the injuries that doctors and researchers understand the least is the brain injury. Despite its complex and seemingly mysterious nature, a traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone. All it takes to receive such an injury is a sudden change in the speed that someone's body is traveling at. The change in momentum can cause the brain to hit the inside of the skull.

Workplace brain injurys occur, but there is support

Most people in Columbus, Ohio, do not know that a traumatic brain injury statistically happens every 16 seconds, especially workers at high-risk occupations. Even workers at low-risk occupations can incur a brain injury if the factors are there. What if you are driving a company car and find yourself caught in an accident, ejected from the vehicle and sustain severe injuries?

Study finds a single brain injury may lead to Alzheimer's

A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroscience may leave those in Ohio that have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on the job a little more concerned about their long-term health. According to researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, the effects of a moderate to severe brain injury can disrupt potentially crucial proteins and enzymes that have been connected to Alzheimer's disease.

Man's brain injury steals his reading skills

A woman from Fostoria, Ohio, recently spoke on the changes that her son and her family have experienced because of war. The young man was on a mission, approximately one month before completing his service in the U.S. Army, when an improvised explosive device took both of his legs and caused a traumatic brain injury.

Brain injury may have led to suicide of athlete

The recent death of former professional football player Junior Seau has many pondering the long-term effects of a profession that can lead to repetitive brain injurys. Research has shown that a traumatic brain injury can have serious long-term complications if it is not properly addressed. According to one neuropsychologist, repetitive brain injurys can cause serious damage, and many physicians would agree.

New regulations announced by first lady and medical schools

First lady Michelle Obama recently announced a new part of her "Joining Forces" campaign that will hope to better address a serious injury for those in Ohio and across the country. When an individual experiences a traumatic brain injury, they can be saddled with a lifetime of complications. With her recent announcement, the first lady hopes to prepare future physicians for the long-term challenges.

Investigations show poor government response to brain injurys

As one of the two major wars that the United States is involved in comes to a close, many troops are returning home to states like Ohio. One of the signature injuries sustained by troops during the wars in the Middle East is the traumatic brain injury, and many soldiers are suffering from the effects.

Man loses all memory in severe workplace accident

A former NFL player suddenly lost all of his memory in December 2008. The 46-year-old man sustained a serious brain injury while on the job and woke up in a hospital bed, not knowing who he was, who is wife was or even what a wife was. His wife and family were shocked by his amnesia, and his doctors have said that his case is so severe that he will likely never remember his life before the accident.

75 former players sue NFL over concussions, brain injurys

We have written a few posts about the brain injurys professional players may face when they suffer too many blows to the head. You may remember one post last April which described the mental health problems an NFL player struggled with after retiring from football.

Smartphones, tablets help memory for Ohio brain injury patients

When most people think about the recovery path for people who have traumatic brain injurys, one of the first things that comes to mind is often the difficult path for remembering things. However, a new breakthrough in medical research may benefit individuals in Columbus and throughout the country who are recovering from traumatic brain injurys.

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