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How traumatic brain injuries impact victims later in life

When a car crash occurs, one of the worst injuries you can be left with is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). That's because it may never be possible to fully recover from it. In fact, a recent study, published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, suggests that there is a correlation between a child or adolescent suffering a brain injury and developing a substance abuse problem later in life.

Traumatic brain injuries may result in dementia

When it comes to the impact that an individual suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have on an individual in terms of their risk of developing dementia down the road, scientists studying the issue have long found that data to be inconclusive. It's only recently that new evidence has emerged that suggests that TBIs have the potential of causing long-term brain damage.

The reasons for Kentucky's increase in fatal motorcycle accidents

Each year, thousands of motorcyclists lose their lives in fatal crashes all across this country. Given that, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Kentucky has recently seen an uptick in these types of crashes as well. Perhaps most alarming, though, is the fact that the largest increase in crashes is happening among those riders that aren't wearing helmets.

How moderate to severe brain injuries impact an individual's life

When a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, it's to be expected that you'll want to understand what the long-term implications may be. Unfortunately, though, the impact a brain injury will have on an individual's life is not predictable. Instead, it is influenced by a number of factors.

Understanding how brain injuries happen in car accidents

Even though traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from playing contact sports garner a lot more attention, those resulting from falls and car crashes are much more common. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that, of the 2 million Americans that suffer TBIs each year, 40.5 percent are associated with falls, whereas 14.3 percent as related to motor vehicle crashes.

Understanding brain injuries resulting from car accidents

Brain trauma is a serious issue in the United States. Every year, one million people go to the hospital as the result of blunt force trauma to the head. Of those, 50,000 to 100,000 of them will have prolonged mental impairments that will negatively impact them in both their personal and professional lives.

Understanding your child's post-car wreck TBI

Your son had only been driving a year before the car wreck. He and his friends had gone out to see a movie and on their way home, a drunk driver swerved into their lane, hitting them head-on. Fortunately, there were no fatalities; however, your son suffered a severe head injury.

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