Anesthesia and Brain Injury: Is Your Child at Risk?

Posted on April 13, 2016 by

Anesthesia is commonly used in patients undergoing surgeries or other complex treatments. However, it may come with risks for children. When mistakes are made during anesthesia, the consequences for children can be severe and permanent. The case of a 4-year-old Houston girl who suffered a severe brain injury while having her tooth pulled can serve… Read more »

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A Holiday List of Defective Toys Your Children Should Avoid

Posted on December 16, 2015 by

Defective toys cause catastrophic injuries, so it is important for parents to have information that can help protect their children. For example, news reports suggest lithium-ion batteries used in popular hoverboard toys can explode. There are other examples of dangerous toys this holiday season, and depending on the type of defect, children can suffer burn… Read more »

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Incredible New Blood Test Can Detect Concussions in Children

Posted on December 11, 2015 by

Researchers are developing a blood test that can detect concussions in children and possibly contribute to improving safety in youth contact sports. Once researchers used the blood test on 152 children, it was discovered to be accurate in diagnosing concussions 94 percent of the time. Instead of relying on time-consuming field tests, CT scans or… Read more »

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Lawsuit Shows the Financial and Physical Effects of Brain Injuries

Posted on November 11, 2015 by

Brain injuries can occur due to blunt force trauma, falls, car accidents, exposure to chemicals and oxygen deprivation. In some cases, these accidents are caused by the negligence of another party. Depending on the severity of the injury, permanent disabilities and millions of dollars in future medical bills could be incurred. A recent example that… Read more »

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What New Policies Can Protect Young Athletes From Concussions?

Posted on July 01, 2015 by

Earlier in June, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies that can help prevent long-term complications associated with sports-related concussions. Under the policies, the AMA will develop new methods for treating concussions by developing age-specific guidelines. The policy will also recommend guidelines for recognizing and treating concussions in athletes. Concussions have become a widespread… Read more »

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Can Concussions Among Young Athletes Be Prevented?

Posted on April 27, 2015 by

Record numbers of high school athletes are receiving concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury that can have long-lasting effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the long-term effects of concussions can include problems with reasoning and thinking, taste, smell, language and emotion. In addition to long-term effects, repeatedly sustaining concussions can cause chronic… Read more »

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Can Children With Traumatic Brain Injuries Recover?

Posted on April 06, 2015 by

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and disability in children. Bicycle accidents, falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries and other forms of trauma send 62,000 children to the emergency room every year. Like most injuries, complications resulting from a TBI can vary. Curious parents might wonder what effects a TBI can… Read more »

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