Posts Tagged ‘Head trauma’

By On February 21st, 2018

What can woodpeckers teach us about brain injury?

The people working on treating and preventing brain injuries often look toward the woodpecker. These birds smack their heads against trees thousands of times a day, yet they don’t get brain injuries. Or, do they? Because woodpeckers don’t show any signs of behavioral changes or memory issues as they age, we have all assumed their…


By On November 13th, 2014

Adolescent Brain Injury Risk Changes Depending On Age

Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about letting their children participate in contact sports such as football due to the heightened risk of brain injuries, however a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows children are more likely to experience a brain injury from other causes at every stage of life before…


By On October 9th, 2012

Canadian Football Injury Has Doctors Speaking Out

A Canadian football player’s recent helmet-to-helmet hit is causing neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator to speak out about the issues surrounding concussed athletes and their injuries. The specific injury occurred in a game September 29th, where the Winnipeg Blue Bomber’s quarterback Buck Pierce took a heavy hit. Yes, Canada has a professional football league, and it is every…


By On January 12th, 2012

A Brain Going Rogue

Contact sports draw spectators from children to elderly. While some find this entertaining, it is not without risks and potentially high personal costs.  Many athletes in contact sports, such as football, hockey and soccer suffer repeated and often severe blows to the head resulting in a concussion and injury to the brain.   Some of these…

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