Blow to the Head, No Problem?
With America well into football season, the clashing of helmets has led to some major damage and blows to the head. But high school football players aren't too upset about it.
Wearing a Bicycle Helmet Saves Lives
Most people put on a seatbelt as soon as they get into their cars to drive somewhere. Putting on a helmet before a bicycle ride should be just as automatic. It could save your life.
NCAA Athletes & Concussions
Concussion rates for NCAA athletes may look like they’ve skyrocketed recently. But a new NCAA regulation could explain the bump in numbers.
It’s Not Just a Bump on the Head
Structural damage is not the only part of a head injury—the brain’s electricity can be damaged as well. When the firing of the brain’s neurons gets damaged it can’t be seen on a scan the same way structural damage can.
Keep Your Head Out of the Game
It may be America's pastime, but many who play football, even in school, may not be able to remember their glory days as they age: head injuries from the game are only getting worse.
It's More Than a Bump to the Head
Bumps and bruises are as much a part of a childhood as sleepovers and mud pies - but that doesn't mean that bumps to the head shouldn't be taken seriously.
The Repercussions of Concussions
BOOM! Athletes from football to gymnastics to soccer are familiar with the dizzying effects of a concussion. But how do they know when it's safe to put their heads back in the game?
Teen Athletes Aren't Always Hard-Headed
It may be tempting to knock your teen upside the head sometimes, but it turns out a head injury might cause more problems in adolescents than in adults.
Real Life Awakenings
What level of awareness does a person have when in a vegetative state? Can a person in a coma ever wake up?
Who Gets CT Scan After Brain Injury?
There are documented racial disparities in health care that might extend to treatment of children as well. Pediatric minority patients are less likely to be given a CT scan after minor head trauma.