Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can lead to all kinds of problems, including difficulty communicating. Communication issues can involve different parts of the brain, because communication has physical, cognitive and emotional processes.
Doctors have traditionally had to rely on a combination of imaging tests, like x-rays and magnetic resonance, experience and guesswork to identify brain injuries. It simply isn't always obvious whether or not someone has one.
There's been growing concern in recent years over the brain damage sustained by National Football League (NFL) football stars. In fact, former professional players have recently won millions in a settlement saying that the NFL hid the dangers from them.
Brain injuries can happen in seconds, but they can affect those involved for the rest of their lives. If you love someone who has a brain injury, you'll find yourself plunged into a world with a strange language all it's own.
When a 16-year-old California teenager headed home from a party one night, he was intoxicated, feeling suicidal and in need of help.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been in the news quite a bit lately.
Could a simple slip-and-fall injury actually cause brain damage? Absolutely. As the old saying goes, "It isn't the fall that hurts you -- it's the landing."
In retrospect, it surprised few when it was revealed this week that the late Aaron Hernandez was found to have evidence of severe deterioration of the brain matter necessary for higher executive functioning.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave you with a problem balancing -- which can affect your life in ways that you just wouldn't expect.
Brain injuries are known to cause mental and personality changes in victims, some of which may be permanent or difficult to treat. Now, new research is starting to clarify the differences between different types of damage suffered after physical injury.