TraumaInfo Center

Smoking is Bad to the Bone
The body is designed to heal after breaking a bone. But it may not be designed to heal a broken bone while processing cigarette smoke and nicotine.
Tougher Concussion Rules for Athletes
Coaches and trainers will no longer think twice about pulling an athlete out after a severe smack to the head.
Looking for Risk Factors in Brain Injury
About 10 million people experience a mild traumatic brain injury across the world each year. Understanding risk factors for these injuries may help with prevention.
Safety Gear Doesn’t Stop Concussions
Helmets and mouth guards do a lot to protect the head from injury. How well the equipment protects against concussion is another story.
More Than A Bump On The Head
Injuries can be a matter of course for sports-loving teenagers. But when it comes to injuries to the head, it may be necessary to take extra care to prevent long lasting effects.
Older Motorcycle Riders at Higher Risk
It's no secret that riding a motorcycle can lead to serious injuries during a car crash. But it appears that the age of the riders can make a difference in their injuries.
Does Rinse and Repeat Apply To CT Scans?
Patients want the best care, especially when it comes to potential brain injury. Is more scanning always the best option or is it best to wait for evidence that imaging is needed?
Overweight? Better Drive Safely
Wearing seat belts and driving safely are two ways to protect yourself from dying in a car accident. Losing weight might be another one.
Reducing Child Abuse & Neglect
It’s not always easy to notice child abuse and neglect. Not every type of injury is visible to the naked eye. Once child abuse is spotted, how can interventions be most effective?
How Safe is Your Playground?
Swings, slides and jungle gyms are standard sights in neighborhood playgrounds, but so are trips and falls. A safe playground can ensure fewer injuries from those falls.