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.
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.
Brain injuries can result in serious complications for years to come, whether they were the result of a car accident, sports injury or another mishap. However, while traumatic brain injury deaths from car accidents have dropped a full 40 percent since 1980, health officials say brain injuries suffered by people under 19 during sports and recreational activities increased by 60 percent between 2001 and 2009.
We have written several times in the past about the dangers associated with contact sports and the risk of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. In recent years, this has been a growing concern as professional athletes speak out about the harm to their neurological systems during their time on the field.
San Diego sports fans know that sometimes intensity during a game can lead to an injury for one of the players. From junior football leagues to afterschool hockey games all the way up to college and professional sports, a close game can be exciting and fun to watch as players work hard to win. For players, cheering fan, excited commentators, and praise from the media are a big part of the reward for doing well.
Researchers at the University of California are working on an exciting new software program that will help prevent complications for patients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.
A study conducted using research from the University of California Los Angeles made a breakthrough in diagnosing a specific type of brain injury, according to recent reports. Experts at the neuroscience and human behavior institute there were able to successfully diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients for the first time. The results are limited to only give research subjects, but one of the co-authors described the finding as the "holy grail" of research in this area.
A new study has reportedly found that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can significantly affect the patient's ability to make decisions in the days and weeks following such an injury. This means that brain injury patients may not be suited to make crucial decisions regarding their medical care or rehabilitation following an injury.
Although medical researchers have made many advances in brain injury testing and treatment in recent years, there is still a great deal that is not known about the brain and how it is affected by trauma. For many patients, doctors are unable to determine whether a brain injury will cause lasting harm, leaving few options other than 'wait and see.'