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The Facts About TBI

When most of us hear about serious or catastrophic injuries, two things usually come to mind. The first is a spinal injury that results in partial or total paralysis. The second is a head injury that affects brain function. This type of head injury is known as traumatic brain injury or TBI, and is generally […]

What is TBI?

If you have questions about traumatic brain injury (TBI), you are apparently in good company. “What is a TBI?” was the fourth-most-asked medical question on Google in 2016. It’s no surprise that TBI has been raising a lot of questions lately. During 2016, we saw major news stories relating to traumatic brain injuries in both […]

The Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in New York Traffic Accidents

According to a report from the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention, more than 1,000 New York residents are hospitalized after traffic accidents each month. Most of these injury victims are drivers or passengers in vehicles such as cars, vans, and light trucks. However, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists […]

Most Common Traumatic Brain Injuries Seen in Automobile Accidents

By Dansker & AspromonteJanuary 25, 2016 What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? Living brain tissue is damaged by an external force or motion usually accompanied by an unconscious state, amnesia or a coma. These states of altered consciousness can last shorter (minutes, days), or longer terms (weeks, months or indefinitely). Side effects of TBIs can […]

New Hope for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Dansker & AspromonteNovember 21, 2016 A traumatic brain injury can arise from nearly any type of serious personal injury. TBIs are common in car accidents and motorcycle accidents, but they also happen in construction accidents, while playing sports and even at home. Any significant bang to the head, whether from being hit with an object, […]

Why Brain Injuries Can Cause Epilepsy

By Dansker & AspromonteFebruary 21, 2016 After any type of traumatic injury to the brain, there is damage. This damage can be minimal and heal over time, or this damage can go on indefinitely, leaving the sufferer with problems they have to face for the rest of his or her life. Out of all of the […]

Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

By Dansker & AspromonteOctober 05, 2016 As I write this, Meredith McDonald is about halfway through a 1400+ mile rollerblading trip from Florida to Massachusetts. McDonald is making the trip, skating 50 miles per day for a month, to raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries and raise funds for BIG Life to expand projects and support […]