Traumatic Brain Injury

The NFL Takes a Hit in “Concussion”

By Robert Kahn on December 17, 2015 - Comments off

In 2010, Bryant Gumbel took on the issue of concussions. He had a radical theory – remove facemasks from helmets. In doing so, the NFL would take away the illusion of safety that helmets provide. This would remove a player’s ability to barrel into another person at top speed without the idea of getting hurt. […]

 

Study Suggests Amateur Athletes Also At Risk for CTE

By Robert Kahn on December 13, 2015 - Comments off

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is getting a lot of buzz these days. There’s a growing body of evidence about the brain injury and a Hollywood movie set to be released on Christmas Day. The film Concussion is about Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered CTE, and the opposition he faced from the National Football League. […]

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Increase Risk of Dementia

By Robert Kahn on November 5, 2014 - Comments off

There is no question that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause a wide range of immediate and long-lasting side effects. Victims of auto accidents or slip-and-falls who sustain head trauma may suffer from concussion, memory loss, headaches and even physical and cognitive impairment for a short period of time, while others live with permanent disabilities. […]