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New Study Indicates that Weapons Training Is Causing Traumatic Brain Injuries in U.S. Troops

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

According to a new study, thousands of U.S. troops are likely suffering from traumatic brain injuries due to training with their own weapons. Researchers from the Center for a New American Security just released a report indicating that all service members—even those who have not been in combat—could have lasting brain damage from the… Read More »

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New Study Indicates Children Do Not Have to Get Injured in Youth Sports

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Many of us were injured from time to time while playing sports as kids, and may assume the same will happen to our children. It’s almost an expectation with certain sports, especially those that are high-impact sports, like football. And many see it as a healthy trade-off: although there’s the risk of getting injured,… Read More »

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New Study Demonstrates That Risk of Dementia Increases Decades after Traumatic Brain Injury

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While traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have long been linked to dementia, there have been very few long-term studies focusing on this link—that is, until now. On January 30th, the journal PLOS Medicine published a startling new study indicating that the risk of developing dementia is increased by four to six times just within the… Read More »

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New Studies Shed Light on NFL Brain Damage Crisis

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

We’ve written about football and traumatic brain injuries before, but as time passes, scientists are obtaining more and more concrete evidence that football is linked to the development of a serious degenerative brain disease, and one that deserves our attention; as well as potentially legal action. Even the National Football League (NFL)—which for years… Read More »

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Negligent Security at Playoff Game Leads to Traumatic Brain Injury

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Do sports teams have a duty to ensure that those who attend their games are safe while on the premises? That is the subject of a lawsuit that was recently filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC and two individuals who were accused of beating and causing an individual who attended the playoff game… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Traumatic Brain Injuries during Childhood Could Have Permanent Effects

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

A new study reveals that children who sustain traumatic brain injuries may experience severe psychological effects more a than decade later; effects such as anxiety, depression, and phobias. While the link between concussions and brain trauma—including some behavioral issues—has surfaced, it was still previously thought that brain injuries mostly lead to short-term effects only…. Read More »

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The Dangers of Diving and Spinal Cord Injuries

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

When most people think of spinal cord injuries, they think of obvious physical impact sports or activities, such as football. However, many people experience severe spinal cord injuries each year due to diving. Take, for example, one college-level professional swimmer who was left paralyzed after diving in Boston Harbor, or this college football player… Read More »

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New Study Identifies Significant Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries among High School and College Football Players

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

A new study has revealed a significant number of deaths from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in connection with football-related activities in both high school and college-level athletes. Researchers wrote that findings continue to support that preventative safety measures are necessary in order to prevent concussions and improve treatment and recovery after young… Read More »

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Study Finds That Fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Are On the Rise for High School Football Players

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

A new study released on January 19th by University of North Carolina and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that brain-injury deaths in high school football players are on the rise. While more and more attention has been given to the incidence of concussions in football players, less research has been done… Read More »

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