A recent study in Finland establishes that a severe head injury, especially during middle age, could dramatically increase the risk for developing dementia later in life. The study included 40,639 Finnish adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who [ Read More ]
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The movie “Concussion” is helping people across the country understand that a brain injury is not easily recognized when it occurs, and that if proper treatment is not provided, can result in permanent harm. According to the CDC, head injury [ Read More ]
A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that position players in major league baseball who sustain concussions suffer statistically measurable dips in hitting statistics.
Recently, on my son’s 12th birthday, I took him to Bucks Fit in Bucks County to take a 20 minute test of his baseline cognitive functioning called the ImPACT test. What is an ImPACT test? This test is intended to [ Read More ]
It is now five weeks since my middle son suffered a concussion in wrestling. He was flipped onto his head by one of his practice partners. He felt a headache and was a little dizzy but continued to practice. He [ Read More ]
Just as absence of loss of consciousness does not preclude a diagnosis by a medical professional of concussion, similarly, the affects of a brain injury on any one individual have been understood to not fit any particular time frame of [ Read More ]