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How to Recognize the Signs of a Brain Injury

Parents of young children and teenagers know all too well how dangerous the springtime can be. Sporting events and outdoor activities increase over the warmer months, and as a result, children are at an increased risk for sustaining serious traumatic brain injuries. In fact, an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each and every year. Of those, nearly 100,000 will experience long-term disability as a result. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a brain injury is key

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What is a TBI?

A TBI injury or traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes brain dysfunction. These injuries often occur from violent blows to the head or a severe jolt to the body that forces the head to move violently. Sometimes an object that penetrates the skull can also lead to TBI. For mild cases of TBI, there may only be temporary issues, but for more serious traumatic injuries, the damage can be more severe and lead to long-term complications –

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How The Affordable Care Act Affects Medical Malpractice in the Future

How will The Affordable Care Act affect medical malpractice in the future?  This is an important question because medical malpractice is a huge issue in the United States. The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act essentially excluded medical malpractice from its legislation. First of all, what is The Act? It accomplishes several key goals: ● Pair all uninsured citizens with health insurance ● Eliminate the denial of insurance for specific individuals ● Prevent providers from charging more for pre-existing conditions

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Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Later in Life

It is obvious that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause significant cognitive impairments following a head injury in a slip and fall, auto accident, or another personal injury. But did you know that a TBI also greatly increases an individual’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, even years after the accident? Research conducted over the past 30 years has turned up this link in study after study. One study found that young adults who

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