Girls and TBI Recovery

Girls who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may be more susceptible to behavioral problems like psychological distress and smoking compared to boys, according to a new study. * Each year, TBIs cause 2.5 million emergency room visits, and so far…

Brain Facts

1. The human brain, weighs only about 3lbs. (around 1.5 kg.), makes up just 2% of the body weight and uses around 20% of the body’s oxygen and blood. 75% of the total brain mass is water. 2. It is…

Who Has A Faster TBI Recovery – Men or Women?

Female TBI patients recover better than males*** * The purpose of the present study was to look at possible gender differences in outcome after severe traumatic brain injury. Three hundred and thirty four consecutive patients, 72 females and 262 males,…

TBI Recovery. Treatment For Concussions

The most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury is called a concussion. The word comes from the Latin concutere, which means “to shake violently.” **As seen in countless Saturday morning cartoons, a concussion is most often caused…

Wars May Be Ending, However, TBI Recovery Is Still Needed

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health issue which affects service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. The high rate of TBI and blast-related concussion events resulting from current combat operations directly impacts the health…

Common TBI Symptoms

TBI symptoms vary depending on the extent of the injury and the area of the brain affected. Some symptoms appear immediately; others may appear several days or even weeks later. A person with TBI may or may not lose consciousness—loss…