Archives for December 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex and broad name for a variety of head and brain injuries. TBI is defined by the Mayo Clinic as, “Occurring when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.” Traumatic Brain Injury is usually caused by a blow to the head, or hitting ones head on the ground. TBI affects up to 1.4 million people annually in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 deaths and 235,000 hospital admissions. TBI is the number one cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the CDC. Unfortunately, because the brain is so complex, TBI affects each person a little differently. Because of this, treatment options vary and some are more effective than others. However, there has been a lot of research going into this type of injury, which is Read More