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Do I Need a CT After My Head Trauma?

You get a cut on your arm and have it treated with bandages or maybe even stitches, but what about injuries that you can’t see, such as head trauma? Concussions are difficult to diagnose because there are no visible signs of the injury and people often attribute their symptoms, like having a headache, to a stressful day at work.

Preventing Spring Sports Injuries: Concussion Safety

As we prepare for the spring season, athletes and coaches should equally be preparing for concussion prevention and detection.

Sports Related Concussions and What To Do

With January bringing Winter Sports TBI Awareness into focus, listed here are a few ways to not only tell if you may be suffering from a concussion, but what your options are when seeking help:

A Comprehensive Guide to TBI’s

In light of National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some of the key points in identifying a TBI and understanding what you can do should it occur:

Adolescents and TBI

In the past decade there has been a spike in the amount sports related head injuries in children and correspondingly, the number of patients needing CT scans has increased.

Cheerleading Safety Month

March is National Cheerleading Safety Month, an opportunity to spread the word about cheerleading safety and to make sure cheer programs follow the recognized progressions and safety rules. Over the past several years cheerleading has changed - becoming more skill oriented, competitive, and focused on talent. One thing that has not changed? The need for the program to provide a safe environment for the athletes as well as the need to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries. With all the tosses, throws, flips, jumps and pyramids existing in cheer routines, countless injuries are occurring during practices.

High School Football Players Exhibit Brain Changes After Only One Season

In last month’s annual RSNA meeting, a new study has found that even in the absence of a concussion, some high school football players may exhibit measurable impact-related brain changes over the course of a single season. It remains unclear whether or not these changes will be associated with any negative long-term consequences.