Every year, children are injured in firearm accidents that happen in the home. These accidents can be deadly and even in cases where everyone survives, they can lead to serious injures, such as brain injuries. These may never heal fully and could leave a child injured and impaired for the rest of his or her life.

Brain injuries are expensive, both to those who suffer them and society as a whole. They vary greatly in their effects. They can be difficult to diagnose. And because we don't always know if someone has suffered a brain injury, treatment is could be missed or only applied too late. Brain injuries, or more formally, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are often...

Weather can affect a great many things. A recent study raises questions as to whether it could have impacts on concussion risks in football.The study looked at the occurrence of concussions among pro football players in two seasons of the National Football League by reviewing injury reports. The seasons occurred between 2012 and 2014, and the study only looked...

We've written before about the dangers of high school football and the expectations of the parents and the players. In that article, we also talked about the potentially dangerous brain injuries that can happen if a coach, team, or school fails to employ important safety protocols. Unfortunately, today we have proof of this concept. Robert Back was a football...

Among the effects suffering a traumatic brain injury can have is that it could make it more difficult for a person to handle medical expenses. For one, as a recent study pointed to, suffering a TBI might increase a person's chances of experiencing changes in their health care coverage.The study looked at the health care coverage of thousands of...

Traumatic brain injuries are not some rare type of injury that only a handful of people in the state experience in a year. On the contrary, many individuals here in Missouri are affected by TBIs. This can be seen in some statistics that were reported on in a recent KPLR article.Reportedly, the current per-year average for number of individuals who...

Winter brings a whole set of unique concerns with it. For one, there are some special head injury risks that arise during this season. As a recent news article mentioned, winter is actually one of the more head-injury-heavy times of the year. It can be important to be aware of the potential head injury dangers that can go along...

Head trauma can have long-lasting implications for a teenager. Such trauma can lead to the development of significant brain disorders that could stick with a teenager throughout their life.One condition connected to repeated head trauma is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). This condition has a variety of symptoms connected to it, including dementia, depression, aggression and memory loss. Sometimes, teenagers...

A Texas high school football player died last weekend. He collapsed before halftime at a Friday night game and died soon after at the hospital. According to Fox News, the family was told that an aneurysm was the cause of death and, in the doctor's opinion, the aneurysm may not have been related to football. The boy was 16...

Are the benefits of high school sports worth the risk to the players? One Missouri school board didn't think so. The board axed the district's high school football program in June, in part because of dwindling interest among students, and in part because three players suffered serious injuries last season.While the town is not alone in its shift away...