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A brain injury changes everything

In a recent article on our website entitled "Brain injuries: The mystery and uncertainty surrounding them," we discussed some of the common causes of brain injuries as well as symptoms that may signify that an individual has suffered a brain injury. We also briefly discussed some of the side effects that may result from an injury to the brain, a topic that's worth expanding upon.

Head injuries during World Cup lead to safety debate

FIFA's World Cup drew in viewers throughout the world. The United States team did well this year, making it further than their last appearance in the soccer tournament. Although the sport appears to be gaining popularity, it is receiving some criticism for its handling of brain injuries during the competition.

World Cup brings new attention to brain injuries

The connection between sports and brain injuries is not a novel concept. However, most people equate the American style of football to the injury, not the more commonly known version of football played throughout the world: soccer. The World Cup has brought attention to how the sport of soccer is also potentially connected to brain injuries

Brain injuries pose problems for everyone, not just athletes

Media attention throughout the country is increasing public awareness of the dangers of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. However, these reports can be misleading as they tend to focus on football players and other professional athletes. Although professional athletes are at risk for these injuries, the average person can also fall victim to a life changing head trauma.

Brain injury leads to misdirection, prison time for San Diego man

A Marine combat veteran from San Diego is currently imprisoned in Mexico. A recent article by Fox News states that the man crossed the border from California into Mexico after he made a wrong turn. He had three legally-purchased weapons in the vehicle at the time he crossed the border. The man is currently in custody since Mexico has laws against carrying weapons over the border.

Frat parking lot brawl leaves 2 with head trauma

The school year is nearly at an end. It's a time when spirits tend to run high on college campuses around San Diego and the rest of California. With finals pending or just over, the desire to blow off a little steam is strong, but such conditions can lead to undesirable outcomes.

When it comes to brain injury, what can we do?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries suffered in the U.S. every year. Most of those injuries result in at least emergency room visits. Some 280,000 result in the patient being admitted to the hospital and about 50,000 people die of their injuries every year.

Skydiver's death may be case of not taking every precaution

A veteran of more than 1,000 skydiving jumps died over the weekend in San Diego. The owner of the skydiving company where the man worked says the man might be alive today if he had not opted to make his last jump without the benefit of a computer chip device that would have opened his parachute automatically in an emergency.

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